Fire Services

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann PPS (Rt Hon Tessa Jowell, Minister of State), Cabinet Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire service call outs were (a) for house fires, (b) for non-house fires, (c) the result of hoax or malicious calls and (d) for road traffic accidents in the last 12 months.

Photo of Parmjit Dhanda Parmjit Dhanda Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government

The information requested is shown in the table, for the most recent years for which the data are available.

Primary dwelling fires, all non-dwelling fires, malicious false fire alarms attended in England, 2006; Number of road traffic accidents attended in 2005/06
Number
Dwelling fires, 2006 44,845
Non-dwelling fires, 2006 294,967
Malicious false fire alarms, 2006 25,427
Road traffic accidents, 2005-06 42,308
Note: Fire and false alarm data are provisional for 2006. Non-dwelling fires include secondary fires.

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