Increase in fire incidents

The latest stats from the Home Office were released for the period 2017-18 earlier this year. They show a 3% increase in the number of fires attended. It also highlights the 27% increase of fire related deaths, which includes the 71 fatalities from the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in June last year. A massive 564,827 incidents were attended in 2017/18. Of those, 40% were false alarms, which fortunately, continues to be the largest incident type. You can read more about the statistics here.