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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding


The graphs below show the numbers of fires, injuries and fire-related deaths that have occurred in non-domestic properties over the past 4 years. All fires, no matter how small, are investigated to ascertain the cause, as this allows us to target community safety activities and to work to prevent similar occurrences in the future. The outcomes of these investigations result in us deciding whether a fire has been started deliberately or started accidentally and these breakdowns are shown below.

Non-Domestic Fires

Fires – accidental/deliberate chart

2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Total non-domestic fires 295 300 328 332
Accidental fires 212 201 216 181
Deliberate fires 96 103 83 151

Injuries in Non-Domestic Fires

The graph below shows injuries from non-domestic fires dropped in 2015/16 to 19 following a few years of gradual increase which peaked at 27 in 2014/15.

injuries chart

Deaths in Non-Domestic Fires

The graph below shows that the number of deaths from fires in non-domestic premises over the past 4 years.

deaths graph