Countries Covered: Wales
CAPIC has analyzed the Fire and Rescue Services’ FDR-1 forms, which collects data on the nature and cause of the fire and limited data on casualties. The FDR-1 statistics are sent to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and appear in several official publications. These analysis were performed for years ranging from 1999 to 2004.
The fire and rescue services are not called to every domestic or commercial fire. The proportion of fires to which they are called depends on the extent of the fire, the occupiers confidence in putting it out unassisted, and distance to the nearest fire station. It is estimated, from comparison with data collected in the annual British Crime Survey that perhaps the services are called to around a quarter of fires, but with considerable regional variation. In 2002/3 1.5% of households reported one or more domestic fires in the British Crime Survey. When called to a fire the investigating officers complete a form called FDR-1 which collects data on the nature and cause of the fire and limited data on any casualties. The FDR-1 statistics are sent to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and appear in several official publications.
- Fire Statistics UK 2004 (PDF)
- Casualties by fire and rescue service area and location group, 2004 (xls file)
- Casualties from fires by country, 1994-2004 (xls file)
- Fatal casualties in fires by location, UK, 1980-2004 (xls file)
- Fires and casualties from fires in buildings by location and country, 2004 (xls file)
- Fires by location, details for buildings, 1994-2004 (xls file)
- Fire in the home findings from 2002 and 2003 British Crime Survey (PDF)
- Number of domestic fires experienced, 1993-2003 (xls file)
- Causes of domestic fires, 2001-2 and 2002-3 (xls file)
- Personal Injury, 2002-3 (xls file)
- Ownership of fire safety measures, 2002-3 (xls file)