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Fire statistics guidance

This page contains all guidance, quality and definition documents associated with fire statistics.

Methodology and quality report

This document gives detailed information on the dataset used to compile fire and rescue incident statistics and its quality.

Fire and rescue incident statistics: Methodology and quality report

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Guidance on Incident recording system for fire and rescue authorities

These documents describe the questions and options that are recorded for each type of incident within the incident recording system by fire and rescue authorities across Great Britain. The document is for users of the data both in the fire and rescue authorities and elsewhere.

The XLS incident recording taxonomy hierarchical lists vers 1-0p

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Incident recording system - questions and lists - version 1.6 - (XML schemas v1-0p) in use from April 2012

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Fire statistics definitions

This document brings together all definitions from operational and non-operational statistics. Previously these were in separate documents.

Fire statistics definitions

Fire statistics
Fire statistics data tables

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Published 9 August 2018
Last updated 1 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Fire statistics definitions'.

  2. Added 'Fire and rescue incident statistics: Methodology and quality report'.

  3. Updated 'Fire statistics definitions'.

  4. 'Fire Statistics Definitions' updated to accompany the publication of 'Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2018 to March 2019'.

  5. Updated 'Fire Statistics Definitions'.

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