2. Main Points
All data are stated as at 31 March 2012:
- The headcount for Fire and Rescue Services staff in Scotland totalled 9,040. This is a decrease in headcount of 0.2 % from 2010-11 (Table 3).
- Overall, 14 % of Scotland's Fire and Rescue Services workforce were female (Table 5).
- The largest age group of staff was aged between 40 and 49 years old and made up 43 % of Scotland's Fire and Rescue Services staff. The next largest age group was staff between 30 and 39 years old at 28 % (Table 7b).
- Of Scotland's Fire and Rescue Services staff 0.6 % were recorded as belonging to an ethnic minority group (Table 8).
- Overall 0.6 % of Scotland's Fire and Rescue Services staff had a disability
Attacks on Fire and Rescue Personnel
- In 2010-11, there were 172 incidents where attacks on Fire and Rescue Services personnel occurred and 14 personnel were injured. The figures for 2011-12 are provisional, but show 112 incidents where attacks occurred. However only 1 member of staff was injured in 2011-12, a decrease of 13 (Table 10).
Home Fire Safety Visits
- In 2011-12 there were 56,545 Home Fire Safety Visits performed by Scotland's Fire and Rescue services - this is approximately 1 visit for every 44 dwelling in Scotland (Table 12a).
Non-Domestic Fire Safety
- In 2011-12, Scotland's Fire and Rescue Services completed 7,555 fire safety audits. This represents 5 % of known non-domestic premises in Scotland and took 49,969 hours. (Table 13a and 14a)
- In Scotland in 2011-12, the highest proportion of type of premises audited was care homes, with 55 % of all care homes audited (Table 13a).
- Of the 726 premises that were found to be non-compliant on the initial visit, 40 were issued with enforcement notice and 26 with prohibition notices (Table 14a).
- There were 9 alterations notices in force at the end of 2011-12 (Table 17).
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