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Fire Services

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many incidents on or near water were attended by the Fire Service in each year since 1994; and how many people were rescued by the Fire Service on or near water in each year. (197957)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many lift rescues were carried out by the fire and rescue service in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. (198057)

The number of lift release incidents attended by fire and rescue services in England is set out as follows:

Number of incidents

1994-95

23,005

1995-96

24,446

1996-97

23,070

1997-98

24,013

1998-99

23,689

1999-2000

24,124

2000-02

24,477

2001-02

25,709

2002-03

25,326

2003-04

26,001

2004-05

24,105

2005-06

24,473

Source:

Annual returns to CLG

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) chemical and (b) fuel (i) spills and (ii) suspected spills the fire and rescue service in each fire authority area attended in each year since 1994. (198064)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many special service incidents were attended by the fire service in each fire authority area in each year since 1994. (198360)