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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Special Service Incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Service
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Click here to sortRescued (Uninjured)Click here to sortRescued fatalitiesClick here to sortRescued non-fatal casualties
[Collapse]All Special Service incidents11,2484,1541,610451,0332,6885,764
All Special Service incidents[Expand]Road traffic collision2,3931,640209185677941,849
[Expand]Other transport incident39297171536
[Expand]Rescue or evacuation from water123456062793105
[Expand]Other rescue/release of people28166146255203212
[Expand]Animal assistance incidents328010011
[Expand]Hazardous materials incident19691172928108
[Expand]Spills and leaks200630039
[Expand]Making Safe233900229
[Expand]Lift release399428204286286
[Expand]Effecting entry58154203030233257
[Expand]Removal of objects from people25725730148798
[Expand]Suicide/attempted suicide76279131336
[Expand]Medical incident - Co-responder/First responder4,1741,887162121823562,049
[Expand]Water provision3000000
[Expand]Assist other agencies9882544143129546668
[Expand]Advice only135200002
[Expand]Services not required2216403710
[Expand]All Special Service False Alarms427......


Special Service Incidents by Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales

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
Table shows numbers of Special Service Incidents (and the associated casualties) attended by Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales. Data are shown by type of incident and Fire and Rescue Authority Area.

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 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

Data collection and calculation
Data were collected via the Incident Recording System (IRS).

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Financial years 2009-10 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

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
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 in July and so are unlikely to match exactly those presented here.

Fire, Special Service Incident, SSI