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Fire Service

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firefighters died on duty in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by fire authority. (112371)

Details of firefighter deaths while on operational duty (attending fires and other incidents) are as follows:

Firefighter deaths while on operational duty: England 1997-2006

Number

Fire and Rescue Service

1997

0

None

1998

0

None

1999

1

Greater Manchester

2000

1

Hampshire

2001

0

None

2002

1

Leicestershire

2003

1

Greater Manchester

2004

2

London

2005

2

Hertfordshire

2006

2

East Sussex

Source:

Fire and Rescue Service returns to Communities and Local Government