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An annual report which Includes information on fires attended, deaths due to fires, malicious false alarms, female firefighters.
- There were 11,651 fires attended by the FRAs in Wales, equating to 38 fires per 10,000 population. This is a decrease of 12 per cent compared with 2013-14. Since responsibility for fire and rescue services was devolved to Wales in 2004-05 the number has more than halved.
- There were 6,430 deliberate fires started in Wales (21 per 10,000 population), a decrease of 15 per cent compared to 2013-14. In the last decade the number has fallen by two thirds.
- There were 20 deaths due to fires in Wales (less than 1 per 100,000 population); This is 3 more deaths than in 2013 14, but slightly lower than the annual average over the decade (around 21).
- There were 173 injuries as a result of fires attended by the FRAs in Wales. This is equivalent to 6 injuries per 100,000 population and a decrease of 23 per cent compared to 2013-14. This is the lowest figure in the time series (since 2006-07) and is part of a fluctuating series in a range of 173 to 310 injuries per year.
- In 32 per cent of dwelling fires there was no fire detection equipment, 1 percentage point higher than in 2013-14; this is the second consecutive annual rise.
- There were 1,631 malicious false alarms received (0.5 per 1,000 population) by FRAs in Wales during the year; this has dropped by 18 per cent compared with 2013-14 and by 69 per cent over the decade.
- In 2014-15 the FRAs in Wales attended 6,627 false alarms caused by automatic fire detection equipment in non-domestic premises. This equates to 61 such false alarms per 1,000 non-domestic properties, a slight increase from the 60 in the previous year, but a decrease of a third over the decade.
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