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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire Incident Statistics

Reference No: 90/2014
Request Date: 16/09/2014

Request


  1. The total number of fires (not including false alarms) in the home that were reported in the following years: 2014 (so far), 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009;
  2. The number of accidental fires in the home that were reported in the following years: 2014 (so far), 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009;
  3. The number of fires in the home that were reported on bonfire night in 2013, 2012 and 2011;
  4. The number of dwellings where these fires were reported that did not have a functioning fire alarm, broken down by year: 2014 (so far), 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010;
  5. The number of dwellings where these fires were reported that did not have a fire alarm fitted, broken down by year: 2014 (so far), 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010;
  6. The top 10 causes for dwelling fires in the past 12 months (e.g. arson, accidental, appliances, etc). If possible, please can you provide a figure for each of the causes in the past 12 months
  7. The number of non-fatal casualties as a result of fires in the following years: 2014 (so far), 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009;

Response


1.

Total dwelling fires 2009-2014

Year

Total

2009-10

464

2010-11

506

2011-12

608

2012-13

552

2013-14

548

2014-15

226

Grand Total

2904

2.

Total accidental dwelling fires 2009-2014

Year

Total

2009-10

426

2010-11

427

2011-12

534

2012-13

501

2013-14

498

2014-15

206

Grand Total

2592

3.

Total number of dwelling fires on bonfire night (5th November) 2011-2013

Year

Total

2011-12

3

2012-13

4

2013-14

1

Grand Total

8

4.

Total dwelling fires with malfunctioning alarm

Year

Total

2010-11

4

2011-12

7

2012-13

7

2013-14

5

2014-15

3

Grand Total

26

5. There were no reported incidents where a fire alarm was not fitted between 2010 and 2014

6.

Top 10 dwelling fire causes over the last 12 months

Cause

Total

Accidental - Cooking - other cooking

159

Accidental - Fault in equipment or appliance

110

Accidental - Cooking - chip pan/deep fat fryer

48

Deliberate - Heat source and combustibles brought together deliberately

31

Accidental - Combustible articles too close to heat source (or fire)

30

Accidental - Negligent use of equipment or appliance (heat source)

26

Accidental - Careless handling - due to careless disposal

22

Accidental - Faulty leads to equipment or appliance

21

Accidental - Careless handling - due to sleep or unconsciousness

12

Accidental - Overheating, unknown cause

11

7.

Total number of casualties

Year

Total

2009-10

63

2010-11

116

2011-12

121

2012-13

149

2013-14

125

2014-15

38

Grand Total

612