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Fires

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were rescued by the Fire and Rescue Service from (a) all fires and (b) dwellings fires in each (i) fire authority area and (ii) region in each of the last three years. (266400)

Information on the number of people rescued (uninjured) from fires in England, by the Fire and Rescue Service, over the last three years is available in the table.

Rescues from fires in dwellings by FRS personnel1 by year, England, 2005-072

2005

2006

2007

FRS area

Total

Dwelling

Other location

Total

Dwelling

Other location

Total

Dwelling

Other location

England

3,590

3,173

417

3,838

3,366

472

3,504

3,084

420

North East

230

209

21

227

207

20

220

183

37

Cleveland

39

37

2

44

44

0

24

24

0

Durham

30

23

7

51

47

4

52

49

3

Northumberland

13

13

0

13

13

0

5

3

2

Tyne and Wear

148

136

12

119

103

16

139

107

32

North West

681

618

63

644

553

91

585

534

51

Cheshire

63

63

0

75

70

5

40

40

0

Cumbria

27

25

2

27

20

7

30

26

4

Greater Manchester

311

275

36

266

217

49

222

197

25

Lancashire

147

138

9

174

153

21

130

126

4

Merseyside

133

117

16

102

93

9

163

145

18

Yorkshire and The Humber

496

434

62

505

446

59

394

371

23

Humberside

102

97

5

179

153

26

109

100

9

North Yorkshire

48

47

1

41

36

5

26

24

2

South Yorkshire

101

94

7

112

98

14

139

132

7

West Yorkshire

245

196

49

173

159

14

120

115

5

East Midlands

271

240

31

247

215

32

209

194

15

Derbyshire

46

43

3

44

39

5

40

37

3

Leicestershire

42

42

0

43

40

3

48

46

2

Lincolnshire

17

15

2

35

22

13

38

37

1

Northamptonshire

53

47

6

19

18

1

22

21

1

Nottinghamshire

113

93

20

106

96

10

61

53

8

West Midlands

327

297

30

302

277

25

355

313

42

Hereford and Worcester

28

24

4

14

14

0

43

43

0

Shropshire

23

15

8

8

8

0

20

20

0

Staffordshire

53

48

5

67

65

2

107

79

28

Warwickshire

14

14

0

49

43

6

24

24

0

West Midlands

209

196

13

164

147

17

161

147

14

East of England

297

269

28

244

222

22

377

329

48

Bedfordshire

66

62

4

50

46

4

26

26

0

Cambridgeshire

34

32

2

33

33

0

36

30

6

Essex

65

52

13

34

33

1

163

150

13

Hertfordshire

49

47

2

61

49

12

82

80

2

Norfolk

37

30

7

43

39

4

60

34

26

Suffolk

46

46

0

23

22

1

10

9

1

Greater London

544

496

48

692

632

60

571

499

72

South East

469

373

96

534

474

60

439

363

76

Berkshire

41

38

3

62

49

13

56

42

13

Buckinghamshire

20

20

0

40

27

13

34

29

5

East Sussex

86

78

8

47

40

7

118

84

34

Hampshire

95

89

6

149

132

17

84

84

0

Isle of Wight

7

4

3

1

1

0

2

2

0

Kent

115

58

57

144

137

7

48

44

5

Oxfordshire

26

23

3

12

12

0

23

21

2

Surrey

40

31

9

47

47

0

28

16

12

West Sussex

39

32

7

32

29

3

46

41

5

South West

275

237

38

443

340

103

354

298

56

Avon

69

66

3

87

79

8

53

45

8

Cornwall

12

10

2

9

6

3

50

49

1

Devon

106

87

19

81

75

6

95

87

8

Dorset

7

7

0

28

27

1

23

22

1

Gloucestershire

25

23

2

40

28

12

34

18

16

Somerset

22

21

1

122

88

34

55

39

16

Wiltshire

34

23

11

76

37

39

44

38

6

1 Rescue figures are based on sampled, weighted data

2 Data for 2007 are provisional and subject to change

Source:

DCLG Ref: 2009021_PM (2005-2007p).sas on 23 March 2009