Information on fires attended, casualties due to fires, false alarms, Special Service Incidents and contained dwelling fires for April 2019 to March 2020.
This is not the latest release in the series: Fire and rescue authority performance
The analysis in this report covers a period largely prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the lockdown measures introduced on 23 March 2020.
- There were 10,584 fires attended by the FRAs in Wales, equating to 34 fires per 10,000 population. This is a decrease of 18% compared with 2018-19. Since responsibility for fire and rescue services was devolved to Wales in 2004‑05 the number and rate have more than halved.
- There were 14,758 false alarms attended in 2019-20, equating to 47 per 10,000 population and a decrease of 2% compared with 2018-19.
- There were 182 deaths and injuries due to fires in Wales (6 per 100,000 population). This is a slight increase in numbers but no percentage change.
- 86% of dwelling fires in Wales were contained within the room where the fire started.
Fire and rescue authority performance, April 2019 to March 2020 , file type: PDF, file size: 890 KB
Datasets and interactive tools
Telephone: 0300 025 6699
Rydym yn croesawu galwadau a gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh.
Telephone: 0300 025 8099
Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.