Scotland sees huge reduction in serious fires and deaths but still retains more firefighters than England

In last 25 years, serious fires have reduced by more than 50% from 66 000 to 25 000.

Fatal casualties in fires have fallen by even more from around 125 000 to around 50 000.

In 2020 Scotland hd 3 636 firefighters. England has 32 171.

All things being equal, with 10 times the population, England should have 36 360 but only has 32 171. Scotland has 13% more pro rata.

I know bigger area per head but very wet and with few fires in much of it.

Sources:

https://www.firescotland.gov.uk/about-us/who-we-are/statistics

https://www.statista.com/statistics/877562/leading-fire-brigades-by-firefighter-numbers/

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fire-and-rescue-workforce-and-pensions-statistics-england-april-2019-to-march-2020/fire-and-rescue-workforce-and-pensions-statistics-england-april-2019-to-march-2020

9 thoughts on “Scotland sees huge reduction in serious fires and deaths but still retains more firefighters than England

  1. Wonder if oven chips are part of that?
    Chip pan fires used to be a regular thing.

    Or if the young (and not so young) get their grub from the local Chinese/Indian/chippy?

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          1. Its why I make my own oven chips, par-boiled then a wee spray of oil.

            But, oh for the chips of my youth, deep fried to a dark golden brown, and swimming in vinegar!—

            —Other condiments are available, depending where you live.

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  2. As a retired Loss Adjuster, I can say with certainty, some of the worst fires I ever dealt with were due to chip pans, or should I be pedantic and say, due to overheated oil or fat. Worst ones usually involved alcohol as a factor.

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