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Fire statistics

The Home Office collects detailed information on incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services.

This information covers fires, false alarms and non-fire incidents attended by fire crews, including the number of incidents, fires, fatalities and casualties as well as information on response times to fires. The Home Office also collect information on the workforce, fire prevention work, health and safety and firefighter pensions.

The Home Office has responsibility for fire services in England. The vast majority of statistics produced by the Home Office are for England but some, clearly marked, tables are for Great Britain split by nation. In the past the Department for Communities and Local Government (who previously had responsibility for fire services in England) produced releases and tables for Great Britain and at times the UK. Similar information for devolved administrations are available at Scotland: Fire and Rescue Statistics, Wales: Fire and rescue statistics and Northern Ireland: Fire and Rescue Statistics.

A privacy notice for individuals who have accessed fire and rescue services explaining how we use your personal data is available at Fire and rescue services: privacy notice.

Contact us

If you wish to contact the Fire Statistics Team directly please do so at:

Email: FireStatistics@homeoffice.gov.uk
Media enquiries: 0300 123 3535

Fire and rescue incident statistics: latest version

Statistics on trends in fires, casualties, false alarms and non-fire incidents attended by fire and rescue services in England; updated quarterly.

The ‘Fire statistics monitor’ collection has been renamed to ‘Fire and rescue incident statistics’.

Previous Fire statistics monitor releases.

Detailed analysis of fires attended by fire and rescue services in England: latest version

Detailed statistics on fires, casualties and fire-related fatalities attended by fire and rescue services across England; including analyses of the causes of fires and smoke alarms ownership and operation.

Previous Fire Statistics England releases.

Detailed analysis of non-fire incidents attended by fire and rescue services, England: latest version

Detailed statistics on non-fire incidents attended by fire and rescue services across England, including analysis on overall trends, fatalities and non-fatal casualties, medical incidents, road traffic collisions and non-fire false alarms.

Previous Detailed statistics on non-fire incidents releases.

Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: latest version

Fire prevention and protection statistics: latest version

Fire incidents response times: latest version

Statistics on trends in average response times in England.

Previous Fire incidents response times releases.

Firefighters' pension scheme statistics: latest version

Income and expenditure information for firefighters’ pension funds in England.

Previous Firefighters’ pension scheme statistics releases.

Fires in purpose-built flats, England

This ad hoc statistical release covers fires, casualties and fatalities in dwelling fires attended by Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) in England, including specific data on purpose-built flats. It also provides information on fire safety audits carried out by FRSs.

English housing survey: fire and fire safety report: latest version

Report focusing on the extent to which the existence of fire and fire safety features vary by household and dwelling type.

Fire statistics guidance

Fire statistics data tables

Fire statistics incident level datasets

Home Office: ad-hoc fire and rescue statistics

Additional statistical analyses that have not previously been included in any of our statistical releases.

All Home Office: ad-hoc fire and rescue statistics releases.

Published 29 June 2016
Last updated 12 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending December 2021' and added 'Fires in hotels attended by FRSs and those where heat and smoke damage affected the “whole building”, 2015-16 to 2020-21'.

  2. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending September 2021' and 'Number of cooking appliance fires caused by animals, 2016 to 2021'.

  3. Added 'Detailed analysis of response times to fires: England, April 2020 to March 2021'.

  4. Added 'Detailed analysis of non-fire incidents: England, April 2020 to March 2021'.

  5. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending June 2021' and 'Fires involving gas and an explosion, England, 2016 to 2020'.

  6. Updated 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England, April 2020 to March 2021'.

  7. Added 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England, April 2020 to March 2021'.

  8. Added 'Detailed analysis of fires attended by fire and rescue services, England, April 2020 to March 2021'.

  9. Added 'Fire prevention and protection statistics, England, April 2020 to March 2021'.

  10. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending March 2021'.

  11. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending December 2020' and 'Control staff numbers by rank and fire and rescue authority, England'.

  12. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending September 2020', 'Rapid fire growth in fires in warehouses and bulk storage attended by fire and rescue services, England', 'Fires in Crown Premises attended by fire and rescue services and non-fatal casualties and fire-related fatalities in those fires, England', 'Fires in car parks attended by fire and rescue services and non-fatal casualties and fire-related fatalities in those fires, England', 'Fires attended by fire and rescue services involving solar panels, England', 'Fires attended by fire and rescue services involving use of fire extinguishers, England' and 'Fire-related fatalities in accidental dwelling fires by type of household, England'.

  13. Added 'Detailed analysis of non-fire incidents: England, April 2019 to March 2020'.

  14. Added 'Response times to fires attended by fire and rescue services: England, April 2019 to March 2020'.

  15. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending June 2020'.

  16. Added 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England, April 2019 to March 2020'.

  17. Added 'Detailed analysis of fires attended by fire and rescue services, England, April 2019 to March 2020'.

  18. Added 'Fire prevention and protection statistics: England, April 2019 to March 2020'.

  19. Added ' Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending March 2020 '.

  20. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending December 2019'.

  21. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending September 2019'.

  22. Added 'Detailed analysis of non-fire incidents: England, April 2018 to March 2019'.

  23. Added 'Response times to fires attended by fire and rescue services: England, April 2018 to March 2019'.

  24. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending June 2019', updated 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2018 to March 2019' to second edition.

  25. Added 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2018 to March 2019'.

  26. Added 'Fire prevention and protection statistics, England, April 2018 to March 2019'.

  27. Added 'Detailed analysis of fires attended by fire and rescue services, England, April 2018 to March 2019'.

  28. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending March 2019', amended 'half-yearly' to 'quarterly' in description of 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: latest version'.

  29. Updated 'Response times to fires attended by fire and rescue services: England, April 2017 to March 2018'.

  30. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending December 2018'.

  31. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending September 2018'.

  32. Added 'Detailed analysis of non-fire incidents: England, April 2017 to March 2018'.

  33. Added 'Response times to fires attended by fire and rescue services: England, April 2017 to March 2018'.

  34. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending June 2018'.

  35. Added 'Fire prevention and protection statistics: England, April 2017 to March 2018' and 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2017 to March 2018'.

  36. Added 'Detailed analysis of fires attended by fire and rescue services, England, April 2017 to March 2018'.

  37. Removed paragraph on data collection on the Incident Recording System, removed information on National Statistics and added paragraph on privacy notice, added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending March 2018' and updated 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2016 to March 2017' to second edition.

  38. Added 'English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: fire and fire safety'.

  39. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, year ending December 2017'.

  40. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, October 2016 to September 2017'.

  41. Added 'Detailed analysis of non-fire incidents, England, April 2016 to March 2017' and 'Response times to fires attended by fire and rescue services: England, April 2016 to March 2017'.

  42. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, July 2016 to June 2017'.

  43. Added 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics', 'Fire prevention and protection statistics', 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2016 to March 2017' and 'Fire prevention and protection statistics, England, April 2016 to March 2017'.

  44. The collection 'Fire statistics England' has been renamed to 'Detailed analysis of fires attended by fire and rescue services in England'.

  45. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: England, April 2016 to March 2017'.

  46. Added 'Fires in purpose-built flats, England, April 2009 to March 2017'.

  47. Updated 'Fire Statistics: England April 2015 to March 2016'.

  48. Added 'Fire statistics monitor: April to September 2016'.

  49. Added 'Fire Statistics: England April 2015 to March 2016'.

  50. Added 'Fire incident response times: April 2015 to March 2016, England'.

  51. Added 'Fire and rescue authorities: operational statistics bulletin for England 2015 to 2016'.

  52. Added 'Firefighters’ pensions statistics: Financial and scheme membership data on the firefighters’ pension schemes in England'.

  53. Added ‘Fire statistics monitor: April 2015 to March 2016’.

  54. First published.