The Asker and Bærum Fire Department

The Asker and Bærum Fire Department (ABBV) is an operative fire prevention, response and rescue service. ABBV is responsible for an area that covers 292 square kilometers with 170 000 inhabitants.

ABBV was established in 1999 by combining the Asker Fire Department with the Bærum Fire Department. ABBV is currently run as an intermunicipal cooperation (IMC). Its main administrative headquarters are located at the Asker Fire Station. The fire stations in Bekkestua, Fornebu and Gjettum in Bærum are also a part of our municipal fire and rescue service.


ABBV’s vision is to make Asker and Bærum safe communities in which to live, where injury or death from fire does not occur.


Asker and Bærum Fire Department IMC is run by a committee of representatives and the administrative board. Daily operations are managed by the fire chief. The fire chief is responsible for daily operations. The management group consists of the heads of our five departments: fire prevention, rescue, administration and marketing.


There are 125 employees at ABBV organized in four departments (prevention, rescue, administration and marketing), as well as supplementary services and staff that attend to vehicles, materiel and buildings, among other tasks.

Fire alarm services

ABBV also operates an automated residential fire alarm service designed for both single and multi-owner buildings (joint tenancy, condominiums, apartment buildings etc.). We have a very large client base in Asker and Bærum.

If you would like more information about our fire alarm service, feel free to contact us:
Tel.: 66 76 42 75 (8:00-15:30) E-mail: