This bulletin provides a detailed overview of Scottish fire statistics over the 10 year period from 1997 to 2006 at a fire and rescue service and Scotland level, along with comparisons with the other UK countries. These statistics are compiled from reports submitted to Communities and Local Government on fires attended by all United Kingdom ( UK) local authority fire and rescue services ( FRS) in 2006.
Due to the industrial action by fire-fighters 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 Communities and Local Government, Fire Statistics and Research Branch, and Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services. In particular we would like to thank Jon Gamble and Paul McEvoy from the Fire Statistics and Social Research Branch for the provision of the bulletin tables.
Chart 1 - Fatal Casualties from fire by location group, Scotland, 1997-2006 1
1 Includes fire related deaths recorded by the MOD and media in November 2002 and January and February 2003 during industrial action (see explanatory note 5.8.3).