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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Special Service Incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Service
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[Expand]Click here to sortIncidentsSpecial Service Incident data are taken from the operational data collection form for 2004-05 to 2008-09 and from IRS for 2009-10 onwards.  A breakdown of the data into type of incident is available in the same folder on StatsWales for data from 2009-10 onwards.  The breakdown by type of incident for 2004-05 to 2008-09 is on a different basis and available from the spreadsheet in the same folder.[Collapse]All casualties and rescuesClick here to sortAll casualties and rescues
[Collapse]Total casualtiesClick here to sortTotal casualties[Expand]Click here to sortAll rescues (including fatalities and non-fatal casualties who were rescued)A person who has received physical assistance to get clear of the area involved in the incident. <br />Does not include circumstances where the victim was clearly dead when found, but does include rescues which might have resulted in a life being saved,  even if the person did not survive the rescue attempt.
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.Click here to sortNon-fatal CasualtiesNon fatal casualties are recorded as being in one of four classes of severity as follows: (i) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be serious; (ii) Victim went to hospital, injuries appear to be slight; (iii) First aid given at scene; (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. Non-fatal casualties marked as \'not fire-related\' have not been excluded due to widespread inappropriate use of this field.
[Collapse]All Special Service incidents40,6551,53712,07513,61210,16319,773
All Special Service incidents[Expand]Road traffic collision9,0482175,5985,8152,9256,558
[Expand]Other transport incident1881346596196
[Expand]Flooding2,692033142144
[Expand]Rescue or evacuation from water55145102147436468
[Expand]Other rescue/release of people1,30617262279933976
[Expand]Animal assistance incidents1,27603368
[Expand]Hazardous materials incident705518619163230
[Expand]Spills and leaks65501010414
[Expand]Making Safe1,1271421351239
[Expand]Lift release1,51901818889889
[Expand]Effecting entry2,38734187221861959
[Expand]Removal of objects from people1,1161127128367418
[Expand]Suicide/attempted suicide315643810265141
[Expand]Medical incident - Co-responder/First responder11,1239814,2865,2671,1365,889
[Expand]Evacuation171221234766
[Expand]Water provision1300000
[Expand]Assist other agencies4,7921401,1361,2762,1812,815
[Expand]Advice only561077613
[Expand]Standby11902246
[Expand]Services not required991422262544
[Expand]All Special Service False Alarms1,990.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable

Metadata

Title

Special Service Incidents by Fire and Rescue Authorities in Wales

Last update

November 2020 November 2020

Next update

August 2021

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

Keywords

Fire, Special Service Incident, SSI

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.
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.
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 and 2019-20 data were extracted from IRS in September 2020.
2019-20 data are currently provisional and will be updated August 2021.
Source: The Home Office
Contact: stats.inclusion@gov.wales


Data collection and calculation

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

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Financial years 2009-10 to 2019-20

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

None

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 at a different time and so may not match exactly those presented here.