House Fires

Reference: 

956

Request detail: 

Dear Sir/madam,

I am writing to you today as I wish to source information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find details of my request below.

Thanks in advance for your assistance. 

1. How many call outs have you received over the last three years broken down by month?

 

Month

2017

2018

2019 (year to date)

January

 

 

 

February

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

July

 

 

 

August

 

 

 

September

 

 

 

October

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

2. How many house fires were caused as a result of the below during December over the last three years?

 

Cause of fires during December

2017

2018

2019 (year to date)

Indoor Christmas lights

 

 

 

Outside Christmas lights

 

 

 

Candles

 

 

 

Open fires

 

 

 

Decorations

 

 

 

Christmas tree

 

 

 

Cooking / ovens

 

 

 

Other appliances

 

 

 

Cigarettes / smoking

 

 

 

Toys or battery-operated products

 

 

 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet which has been extracted, where the information was recorded, from our Incident Recording System (IRS). Please note that Question 1 in your request was for ‘call outs’ which we have taken to be mobilisations and therefore does not include occasions we did not mobilise or attend.   

For Question 2 the categories we are able to report on are Candles, Smoking related - Cigarette lighter, Cooking appliance and other cooking appliance. The remaining categories requested are not recorded as source of fire in our IRS.

Please note that further information can be obtained via the Fire Statistics Data tables which are regularly published by the Home Office:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fire-statistics-data... : FIRE0102: Incidents attended by fire and rescue services

 

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Friday, 11 October, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 7 November, 2019

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