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Fire Services

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire service call outs were (a) for house fires, (b) for non-house fires, (c) the result of hoax or malicious calls and (d) for road traffic accidents in the last 12 months. (197420)

The information requested is shown in the table, for the most recent years for which the data are available.

Primary dwelling fires, all non-dwelling fires, malicious false fire alarms attended in England, 2006; Number of road traffic accidents attended in 2005/06

Number

Dwelling fires, 2006

44,845

Non-dwelling fires, 2006

294,967

Malicious false fire alarms, 2006

25,427

Road traffic accidents, 2005-06

42,308

Note: Fire and false alarm data are provisional for 2006. Non-dwelling fires include secondary fires.