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[Collapse]Wales[Collapse]North Wales[Expand]Fatalities1587491473810883565
[Expand]Non-fatal casualties210199170213191179209208234281228213276194213194
[Collapse]All rescues (including fatalities and non-fatal casualties who were rescued)................4850644350393340
All rescues (including fatalities and non-fatal casualties who were rescued)[Expand]Rescued fatalities................24362211
[Expand]Rescued non-fatal casualties................3336332133282829
[Expand]Rescued (uninjured)................13102816159410
[Collapse]Mid and West Wales[Expand]Fatalities13913106295117838847
[Expand]Non-fatal casualties300270293222238167178149158132184151167194177153
[Collapse]All rescues (including fatalities and non-fatal casualties who were rescued)................72596964899212699
All rescues (including fatalities and non-fatal casualties who were rescued)[Expand]Rescued fatalities................32300411
[Expand]Rescued non-fatal casualties................3123272230425736
[Expand]Rescued (uninjured)................3834394259466862
[Collapse]South Wales[Expand]Fatalities10813139412944766797
[Expand]Non-fatal casualties423393366360330286245300183194180177183155202274
[Collapse]All rescues (including fatalities and non-fatal casualties who were rescued)................1141038186104818794
All rescues (including fatalities and non-fatal casualties who were rescued)[Expand]Rescued fatalities................03013532
[Expand]Rescued non-fatal casualties................5653414051495066
[Expand]Rescued (uninjured)................5847404550273426


Fires, casualties and fatalities timeseries

Last update
August 2017 August 2017

Next update
July 2018

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Fire incident recording system, Home Office

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Fire and rescue authorities

Geographical coverage
Fire and rescue authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The table shows the number of fires (by type and location) and the associated casualties (fatalities and non-fatal casualties) attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
Note: In April 2009 the method of data collection changed from paper forms to via the Incident Recording System (IRS). Data earlier than 2009-10 (pre IRS) are partially based on sampled data, weighted to true brigade totals.
2009-10 data were extracted from IRS in May 2011.
2010-11 data were extracted from IRS in May 2012.
2011-12 data were extracted from IRS in May 2013.
2012-13 data were extracted from IRS in May 2014.
2013-14 data were extracted in June 2015.
2014-15 data were extracted in July 2016.
2015-16 and 2016-17 were extracted in August 2017.
2016-17 data are provisional and will be updated in July 2018.

Source: The Home Office

The nature of the live system means that data extracted for the Performance Indicator tables (in June) may not match that published here.
Non-fatal casualties marked 'not fire-related' have not been excluded due to some concern that this field has not been correctly used. There is therefore a possible discontinuity in the non-fatal casualties time series between 2008-09 and 2009-10.

Added to StatsWales: July 2011


Data collection and calculation
Data prior to 2009-10 were collected via the Fire Data Report (FDR) paper forms.
Data from 2009-10 onwards were collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS).

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Financial years 2001-02 to 2016-17

Users, uses and context
The data are used to inform policy decisions and to provide contextual information. The data is used by the Welsh Government to help monitor trends in incidents attended by FRAs over time and provides information on FRAs’ performance and activities to citizens and communities in Wales.
See web link for further information.

Rounding applied
Fire data prior to 2009-10 are based on a sampled dataset and so are rounded to the nearest whole number. For this reason the sum of component parts may not equal the totals shown.

Revisions information
Revisions are marked with an (r). The most recent year shown is currently provisional and may be revised when the table is next updated.

Statistical quality
See weblinks

Fire, Fire and Rescue Authority, Casualties, Fatal, Non-fatal, Dwelling