This bulletin is the fifth in the series presenting statistics on fires in Scotland. These statistics are compiled from reports submitted to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on fires attended by all United Kingdom ( UK) local authority fire brigades in 2004. This bulletin provides a detailed overview of Scottish fire statistics over the past decade, at a brigade and Scotland level with comparison with the other UK countries.
Due to the industrial action by firefighters in November 2002 and January and February 2003, the reporting of fires for these months was disrupted. In order to present the most accurate picture of the fires, casualties and false alarms which occurred in 2002 and 2003, in some cases estimates have been incorporated in this publication to account for the missing information.
This bulletin is the collective work of staff within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Fire Statistics and Research Branch, and the Scottish Executive Justice Statistics Unit. In particular we would like to thank Lyndsey Avery and Jon Gamble from the Fire Statistics and Research Branch for the provision of the bulletin tables.
Chart 1 - Fatal Casualties from fire by location group, Scotland, 1995-2004
1 Includes estimates for incidents occurring during industrial action in November 2002.
2 Includes estimates for incidents occuring during industrial action in January and February 2003