If you ever thought fires don't happen, read on....
In times of austerity, business need to tighten the belt. That's a fact! Fire safety often suffers with business owners not realising the extend to which a fire can affect a business, or how often this happens.
Fires, deaths and injuries
Over the ten years from 2003/04 to 2013/14, there were:
11,156 fires in retail and vehicle trade premises resulting in 378 casualties, including 12 fatalities
8,837 fires in recreational and other cultural services resulting in 115 casualties, including 3 fatalities
5,041 fires in restaurants, cafes, pubs, etc. resulting in 270 casualties, including 5 fatalities
4,208 fires in schools resulting in 129 casualties
3,648 fires in hospitals and healthcare resulting in 412 casualties, including 4 fatalities
2,823 fires in industrial premises resulting in 102 casualties, including 1 fatality
1,846 fires in hotels, boarding houses, hostels, etc. resulting in 172 casualties, including 4 fatalities
924 fires in FE, HE and pre-schools resulting in 19 casualties.
In 2013/14 alone, there were:
2,139 fires in industrial premises
5,561 fires in commercial/retail
1,898 fires in schools, higher/further education and health/hospital premises
* Published in Sept 2105 by the Chief Fire Officers Association.
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