More than 600 people treated by ‘flying doctors’ in first six months on board Wales Air Ambulance
The pioneering emergency medical care service for Wales provides treatment usually only available in hospitals.
- Survey results of how people use the Welsh language published
- After the UK funding fanfare Wales faces five more years of cuts, Minister tells public finance professionals
- More than 600 people treated by ‘flying doctors’ in first six months on board Wales Air Ambulance
- Proposed New Management Measures for the Scallop Fishery in Cardigan Bay
- Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum
- Green Growth Wales – Options for investment support
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
- Code of Practice on the Role of the Director of Social Services under Part 8 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) 2014 Act
- Refugee and Asylum Seeker Delivery Plan
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
A report which includes information on fires, location, cause, motive, casualties and false alarms attended.
- In 2014-15 the number of attendances at fire and false alarm incidents by Welsh Fire and Rescue Services decreased by 5 per cent compared with the previous year. Since 2001-02 there has been a downward trend in the number of incidents attended; the 2014-15 figure is 50 per cent lower than in 2001-02.
- The number of primary fires in Wales decreased by 5 per cent over the year from 4,790 in 2013-14 to 4,560 in 2014-15. Primary fires include all fires in non-derelict buildings and vehicles or in outdoor structures, or any fire involving casualties or rescues, or fires attended by five or more appliances.
- There were 21 fatal casualties from fires in Wales in 2014-15.
- The number of non-fatal casualties was 543 in 2014 15, a decrease of 13 per cent compared with 2013 14.
- In 2014-15 there were 15,482 false fire alarms in Wales, up from 15,312 in 2013-14, an increase of 1 per cent.
- The number of malicious false fire alarms decreased from 646 in 2013-14 to 605 in 2014 15.
- In around 3 in 10 dwelling fires in Wales in 2014-15, no smoke alarm was installed.
Cause of fires
- In 2014-15 the largest single cause of accidental dwelling fires was misuse of equipment or appliances, equating to 36 per cent. This has consistently been the main cause of accidental dwelling fires since 2001-02.
- In 2014-15, 71 per cent of primary fires and 76 per cent of dwelling fires in Wales were attended within 10 minutes.
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