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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Fires, false alarms and casualties by quarter
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[Collapse]2014-15Quarter 2 (April-June)1,1592,2093,4643,7657127
Quarter 3 (July-September)1,2182,1443,3894,5026140
Quarter 4 (October-December)1,1118942,2023,9064145
Quarter 1 (January-March)1,0731,2942,5963,3123131
[Collapse]2015-16Quarter 2 (April-June)1,2173,3584,6753,6265140
Quarter 3 (July-September)1,1231,3552,5163,7322153
Quarter 4 (October-December)1,1789512,2493,6796163
Quarter 1 (January-March)1,1601,3342,6683,4546136
[Collapse]2016-17Quarter 2 (April-June)1,2111,9313,2173,5765142
Quarter 3 (July-September)1,2611,3322,6154,2788147
Quarter 4 (October-December)1,2531,3082,6993,8531198
Quarter 1 (January-March)1,0321,0052,2193,0835134
[Collapse]2017-18Quarter 2 (April-June)1,1522,9084,1253,8194134
Quarter 3 (July-September)1,0701,3822,4753,6432124
Quarter 4 (October-December)1,1001,1712,4123,5326156
Quarter 1 (January-March)9938382,0083,1673112


Fires, false alarms and casualties by quarter

Last update
August 2018 August 2018

Next update
February 2019

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, associated casualties and fire false alarms attended each quarter by the Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales.
Added to StatsWales: July 2012
Source: The Home Office
2017-18 data are provisional and will be updated in August 2019.
2016-17 and 2017-18 were extracted in July 2018.
2015-16 data were extracted in July 2017.
Data from April 2014 to March 2015 were extracted from IRS in July 2016.
Data from April 2013 to March 2014 were extracted from IRS in June 2015.
Data from April 2012 to March 2013 were extracted from IRS in May 2014.
Data from April 2011 to March 2012 were extracted from IRS in May 2013.
Data from April 2010 to March 2011 were extracted from IRS in May 2012.
Data from April 2009 to March 2010 were extracted from IRS in May 2011.
Data prior to April 2009 were collected via the paper forms, FDR1 and FDR3. Numbers of fires prior to April 2009 are based on a sampled database.
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.


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
Twice yearly

Data reference periods
Data shown in quarters, bracketed in financial years.
From 2007-08 to 2017-18.

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, false alarm, casualties, fatal, non-fatal, quarterly