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Fires: Injuries

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people rescued from fires by the fire service in each (a) fire brigade area and (b) region were (i) injured and (ii) uninjured in each of the last three years for which figures are available. (311311)

The number of people injured and rescued from fires by fire and rescue service personnel are shown in the table for 2006-08 by fire authority and by region.

The number of people rescued but uninjured are recorded, but under the system which ran until March 2009, full details of incidents for only one in five of incidents that did not involve injuries were input to central databases. It has been shown that, due to this methodology, estimates of numbers rescued derived from data held centrally are unreliable below national level.

Non-fatal casualties in fires rescued by FRS personnel, FRS area and region, England, 2006-08

Region and FRS

2006

2007

20081

England

2,422

2,170

2,152

North West

455

352

378

Cheshire

28

16

32

Cumbria

22

26

18

Greater Manchester

230

177

199

Lancashire

93

46

82

Merseyside

82

87

47

North East

168

160

100

Cleveland

38

21

25

Durham

39

33

12

Northumberland

6

5

4

Tyne and Wear

85

101

59

Yorks and Humberside

324

273

253

Humberside

69

74

47

North Yorkshire

26

20

21

South Yorkshire

95

86

64

West Yorkshire

134

93

121

West Midlands

152

159

138

Hereford and Worcestershire

12

19

20

Shropshire

8

18

7

Staffordshire

24

43

29

Warwickshire

20

3

6

West Midlands

88

76

76

East Midlands

166

128

177

Derbyshire

28

29

33

Leicestershire

30

24

22

Lincolnshire

24

21

39

Northamptonshire

17

11

10

Nottinghamshire

67

43

73

East

196

196

189

Bedfordshire

38

22

38

Cambridgeshire

26

32

17

Essex

34

50

41

Hertfordshire

47

28

41

Norfolk

33

54

38

Suffolk

18

10

14

South West

181

198

177

Avon

45

44

28

Cornwall

7

20

23

Devon

59

75

66

Dorset

2

5

7

Gloucestershire

9

9

14

Somerset

18

21

10

Wiltshire

41

24

29

Isles of Scilly

0

0

0

South East

283

249

280

Berkshire

30

24

31

Buckinghamshire

24

22

10

East Sussex

24

56

69

Hampshire

88

55

60

Isle of Wight

1

2

3

Kent

43

37

43

Oxfordshire

10

9

25

Surrey

36

16

19

West Sussex

27

28

20

London

497

455

460

1 Q1 2008 data have been revised since earlier publication.

Source:

DCLG Fire Statistics: Ref: 2010005c (2006-08).sas 15 January 2010.