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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fires and casualties by time
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[Collapse]Fires[Expand]Click here to sortFatalitiesA fatal casualty is a person whose death is attributed to a fire even if the death occurred weeks or months later.  There are also occasional cases where it is subsequently found that fire was not the cause of death. The figures for fatalities are thus subject to revision.[Expand]Click here to sortNon-fatal CasualtiesNon-fatal casualties are recorded as being in one of four classes of severity as follows:<br />(i) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be serious<br />(ii) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be slight<br />(iii) First aid given at scene<br />(iv) Precautionary check recommended – this is when an individual is sent to hospital or advised to see a doctor as a precaution, having no obvious injury or distress.<br />Non-fatal casualties marked as \'not fire-related\' have not been excluded due to widespread inappropriate use of this field. Therefore there is a possible discontinuity in the time series between 2008-09 and 2009-10.
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[Expand]Click here to sortPrimary firesIncludes all fires in buildings, non-derelict vehicles and outdoor structures or any fire involving casualties, rescues, or fires attended by five or more appliances.[Expand]Click here to sortSecondary firesThese are the majority of outdoor fires including grassland and refuse fires unless they involve casualties or rescues, property loss or five or more appliances attend.  They include fires in single derelict buildings.[Expand]Click here to sortChimney firesChimney fires are any fires in occupied buildings where the fire was confined within the chimney structure (and did not involve casualties or rescues or attendance by five or more appliances).
[Collapse]All timesFor 2008-09 data, items and totals have been rounded separately to the nearest final digit so the total shown may differ slightly from the sum of the items.26,21939,2362,25667,7111103,052
All timesFor 2008-09 data, items and totals have been rounded separately to the nearest final digit so the total shown may differ slightly from the sum of the items.MidnightMidnight - 12:59am9881,066332,0878150
1am1am - 1.59am833783101,6261127
2am2am - 2.59am70452571,2365109
3am3am - 3.59am59640481,008391
4am4am - 4.59am5623504916379
5am5am - 5.59am4603763839147
6am6am - 6.59am4483398795258
7am7am - 7.59am49638129906653
8am8am - 8.59am727450261,203359
9am9am - 9.59am840502571,3997106
10am10am - 10.59am888681731,642479
11am11am - 11.59am1,155975882,2186138
MiddayMidday - 12:59pm1,2511,132822,4655139
1pm1pm - 1.59pm1,2601,5071022,8695146
2pm2pm - 2.59pm1,3561,769943,2197155
3pm3pm - 3.59pm1,3982,1861233,7074148
4pm4pm - 4.59pm1,4992,6261674,2926169
5pm5pm - 5.59pm1,7123,3672425,3211200
6pm6pm - 6.59pm1,7303,8342865,8503199
7pm7pm - 7.59pm1,6044,1712496,0245175
8pm8pm - 8.59pm1,5224,2352175,9746177
9pm9pm - 9.59pm1,4253,5612015,1877153
10pm10pm - 10.59pm1,1582,403973,6585124
11pm11pm - 11.59pm1,0721,534492,6555127
Late callLate fire call is a fire known to be extinguished when the call was made (or to which no call was made, e.g. a fire which comes to the attention of the Fire and Rescue Service) and which the Fire and Rescue Service attended.535791615244

Metadata

Title

Fires and casualties by time

Last update

September 2021 September 2021

Next update

Awst 2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Fire incident recording system, Home Office

Contact email

stats.inclusion@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Fire and rescue authorities

Geographical coverage

Fire and rescue authorities

Languages covered

English only

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The table shows the numbers of fires and associated casualties (fatal and non-fatal) attended by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales. The data is shown by time of day.
Since 2009-10 data have been extracted from the Incident Recording System (IRS). This is a live system and consequently it is possible that data extracted at a different time may not match the figures in this table. For instance the data published in the Performance Indicator tables are extracted at a different time and so may not match exactly those presented here.
Added to StatsWales: August 2011
2008-09 data were taken from FDR1 and FDR3 paper forms.
Data from 2009-10 onwards are taken from IRS.
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 from IRS in June 2015.
2014-15 data were extracted from IRS in July 2016.
2015-16 data were extracted from IRS in July 2017.
2016-17 data were extracted from IRS in July 2018.
2017-18 data were extracted from IRS in July 2019.
2018-19 data were extracted from IRS in September 2020
2019-20 and 2020-21 data were extracted from IRS in August 2021.
2020-21 data are currently provisional and will be updated August 2022.
Source: The Home Office
Contact: stats.inclusion@gov.wales


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

Annual

Data reference periods

Financial years 2008-09 to 2020-21

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

Keywords

Fire, Fire and Rescue Authorities, casualties, fatal, non-fatal, time