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Fire Services: Injuries

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firefighters were injured in the course of operational incidents in fire and rescue services in England in each of the last 10 years. (204837)

The number of firefighters that were injured in operational incidents in fire and rescue services in England since 1998-99 is tabled as follows. Information prior to 1998-99 is not held centrally.

Firefighters in England injured attending operational incidents between 1998-99 and 2006-07

Fire and Rescue Service

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-031

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon

55

80

92

85

131

94

46

33

37

Bedfordshire and Luton

61

44

43

28

33

7

31

15

19

Buckinghamshire

37

27

24

24

10

21

15

14

21

Cambridgeshire

69

64

44

46

35

48

34

40

39

Cheshire

49

46

49

39

48

59

58

23

32

Cleveland

25

37

29

n/a

32

43

29

34

45

Cornwall

17

33

40

27

33

31

28

37

18

County Durham and Darlington

41

41

31

32

53

33

28

0

16

Cumbria

40

43

61

41

43

36

40

26

23

Derbyshire

85

58

71

46

49

35

63

23

26

Devon

68

78

109

52

50

65

41

41

39

Dorset

43

47

47

79

43

65

52

40

37

East Sussex

35

51

26

57

47

86

55

61

73

Essex

67

92

103

89

62

102

67

73

103

Gloucestershire

31

25

49

45

40

44

36

19

26

Greater Manchester

232

293

261

219

184

188

176

129

118

Hampshire

50

76

81

50

50

80

38

21

10

Hereford and Worcester

29

14

34

29

38

43

45

23

30

Hertfordshire

35

57

51

42

62

135

73

80

26

Humberside

63

90

57

91

81

58

62

29

26

Isle of Wight

7

22

6

16

1.6

6

4

6

18

Isles of Scilly

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

Kent

92

97

79

81

60

104

88

79

67

Lancashire

42

61

76

n/a

62

59

67

47

45

Leicestershire

50

35

47

36

41

39

13

16

16

Lincolnshire

33

15

22

27

18

18

19

21

6

London

431

448

486

388

387

413

244

238

199

Merseyside

79

112

74

61

83

90

133

59

71

Norfolk

41

65

40

56

47

64

34

34

46

North Yorkshire

39

37

34

28

32

39

24

35

34

Northamptonshire

37

30

44

47

55

52

63

51

47

Northumberland

20

19

24

19

14

20

19

16

13

Nottinghamshire

65

69

62

75

96

67

48

58

36

Oxfordshire

53

45

39

61

22

36

13

22

22

Royal Berkshire

60

64

69

31

34

47

19

25

28

Shropshire

28

22

16

28

26

27

15

22

20

Somerset

48

24

24

60

33

60

16

16

14

South Yorkshire

47

65

66

85

86

74

55

56

57

Staffordshire

55

75

113

54

62

64

87

84

49

Suffolk

65

78

61

49

65

63

16

18

51

Surrey

91

49

54

54

110

233

84

104

86

Tyne and Wear

103

110

95

96

99

95

46

37

41

Warwickshire

28

32

27

22

17

52

30

27

11

West Midlands

140

135

140

146

155

228

219

138

107

West Sussex

52

51

63

45

27

42

25

40

52

West Yorkshire

101

141

121

144

111

123

100

90

72

Wiltshire

26

18

21

31

25

32

17

22

24

Total

2,965

3,215

3,205

2,861

2,909

3,420

2,515

2,122

1,996

n/a = Information not available.

1 In 2002-03 there was a period of industrial action, which lasted for 15 days.