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Fire Statistics Scotland, 2003

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FIRE STATISTICS SCOTLAND, 2003

Casualties from fires by age and cause of death/nature of injury 1, Scotland, 2003 2

Table 5
Casualties 3

Age

Cause of death/nature of injury

Total

Burns

Overcome by gas or smoke

Burns and Overcome by gas or smoke

Physical Injuries 4

Shock only

Precautionary Check-up

Other

Unspecified

Fatal

77

17

48

10

-

-

-

1

1

Under 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1-4

3

-

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

5-10

3

-

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

11-16

3

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

17-24

4

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

25-29

4

3

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

30-59

30

3

24

2

-

-

-

1

-

60-64

4

1

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

65 - 79

13

3

9

1

-

-

-

-

-

80 and over

12

3

5

4

-

-

-

-

-

Unspecified

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Non-Fatal

1,810

142

493

72

57

110

868

40

28

Non Fire Brigade 5

Under 1

8

-

3

-

-

-

5

-

-

1-4

61

-

7

3

1

-

49

-

1

5-10

51

2

4

-

1

4

38

1

1

11-16

73

11

9

-

2

6

44

-

1

17-24

201

22

43

4

15

14

91

4

8

25-29

125

8

28

8

4

8

65

1

3

30-59

814

79

256

37

26

40

349

17

10

60-64

102

3

37

5

1

8

46

1

1

65 - 79

217

7

61

7

4

19

108

11

-

80 and over

126

8

30

8

2

9

68

-

1

Unspecified

32

2

15

-

1

2

5

5

2

Non-Fatal

39

7

3

-

26

-

2

1

-

Fire Brigade 5

17-24

2

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

25-29

7

-

1

-

6

-

-

-

-

30-59

30

7

1

-

19

-

2

1

-

Unspecified

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1 Table shows main injuries only, priority being given to 'burns' and being 'overcome by gas or smoke'. However, if both these injuries occur, these are shown separately.
2 Excludes incidents occuring during industrial action in January and February 2003
3 Including additional late call, heat and smoke damage only incidents.
4 If 'physical injuries' and 'shock' occur' physical injuries is recorded.

5 Refers to persons who are not members of the fire brigade.
6 Refers to fire brigade personnel.