Explore the latest insights into fire incidents as the Home Office reveals comprehensive data for 2023. From response times to fire-related fatalities, discover key data shaping fire safety strategies.

26 April 2024

Comprehensive data has been released on fire and rescue incidents for 2023, sourced from the Home Office's Incident Recording System (IRS). Covering the past decade, the statistics offer insights into response times, fatalities, and casualties.

Highlights include statistics on response times, crucial for effective emergency services. The data also reveals insights into fire-related fatalities and casualties, guiding targeted interventions to enhance fire safety. This data permits informed decision-making and proactive risk mitigation strategies. 

Key results (year ending December 2023) revealed:

  • Fire Rescue Services (FRSs) attended 592,996 incidents, revealing a decrease of 5.6% in comparison the previous year (628,034), there was an increase of 2.6% compared with 5 years ago (578,150) and findings also revealed an increase of 12% compared with 10 years ago (529,167)
  • All incidents attended by FRSs, the data has shown that fires accounted for 24%, fire false alarms 42% and non-fire incidents 34%, compared with fires accounting for 33%, fire false alarms 43% and non-fire incidents 24% 10 years ago

Read the full report here.

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