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Fire and rescue authority performance

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  • Release date: 22 September 2016
  • Period covered: 2015-16
An annual report which includes information on fires attended, deaths due to fires, malicious false alarms, and fire detection equipment.

Key points

  • There were 12,110 fires attended by the fire and rescue authorities in Wales, equating to 39 fires per 10,000 population. This is an increase of 4 per cent compared with 2014-15. Since responsibility for fire and rescue services was devolved to Wales in 2004-05 the number has more than halved.
  • There were 14,917 false alarms attended in 2015-16, equating to 48 per 10,000 population.
  • There were 245 deaths and injuries due to fires in Wales (8 per 100,000 population); This is an increase in numbers of 27 per cent.


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