Further detail on fire statistics
There were 235 deliberate building fires in quarter 3 of 2022-23, down from 279 in the same quarter of 2021-22. Over the same period, the number of deliberate road vehicle fires rose from 177 to 187. There has been a long-term downward trend in deliberate building and deliberate road vehicle fires since this series began.
Unwanted fire alarm signals (UFAS) describe avoidable false alarm signals from a workplace, either from an automatic fire alarm or from a person. There were 8,854 UFAS incidents in quarter 3 of 2022-23, which made up 35% of all incidents attended in that quarter. This was similar to the previous year where UFAS made up 34% of all incidents attended in that quarter.
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