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Fire and rescue authority performance

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  • Release date: 21 September 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
An annual report which includes information on fires attended, deaths due to fires, malicious false alarms, and fire detection equipment.

Key points

  • There were 10,746 fires attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales, equating to 35 fires per 10,000 population. This is a decrease of 11 per cent compared with 2015-16. Since responsibility for fire and rescue services was devolved to Wales in 2004 05 the number and rate have more than halved.
  • There were 15,220 false alarms attended in 2016-17, equating to 49 per 10,000 population and an increase of 2 per cent compared with 2015-16.
  • There were 196 deaths and injuries due to fires in Wales (6 per 100,000 population). This is an increase in numbers of 20 per cent.


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