FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2000
17 Fires, casualties and rescues from fires in dwellings, Scotland, 1990-2000 (Table 8)
17.1 There were 67 dwellings fire fatal casualties in Scotland in 2000 - the lowest figure in the last ten years. The number of dwellings fire fatal casualties per thousand fires has fallen in the last ten years from 12 per thousand fires in 1990 to 7 per thousand fires in 2000 - also the lowest it has been in the last ten years.
17.2 There were 1,999 dwellings fire non-fatal casualties - the highest figure in the last ten years. The number of dwellings fire non-fatal casualties per thousand fires has increased from the low of 165 per thousand fires recorded in 1995 to 215 per thousand fires recorded in 2000, and represents the highest non-fatal casualty rate since 1990.
17.3 In Scotland, rescues from dwellings fires by brigades increased by 187 rescues (23 per cent) between 1999 and 2000, to reach 1,013 rescues by brigades. Rescues without brigade assistance rose by 45 rescues (16 per cent) to reach 335 rescues in 2000. However these numbers have fallen since the peak of 552 rescues without brigade assistance recorded in 1991.