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Fire Alarms

John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in how many dwelling fires where a smoke alarm fitted by the Fire and Rescue Service was present was the alarm raised by such alarms in each year since 2004. [197954]

Mr. Dhanda: Information on the total number of smoke alarms installed by fire and rescue services in England, in dwellings which have raised the alarm in the presence of a fire is not collected by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Fire Services

John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire service call outs were (a) for house fires, (b) for non-house fires, (c) the result of hoax or malicious calls and (d) for road traffic accidents in the last 12 months. [197420]

Mr. Dhanda: The information requested is shown in the table, for the most recent years for which the data are available.

Primary dwelling fires, all non-dwelling fires, malicious false fire alarms attended in England, 2006; Number of road traffic accidents attended in 2005/06
Number

Dwelling fires, 2006

44,845

Non-dwelling fires, 2006

294,967

Malicious false fire alarms, 2006

25,427

Road traffic accidents, 2005-06

42,308

Note: Fire and false alarm data are provisional for 2006. Non-dwelling fires include secondary fires.

Fire Services: Standards

John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the response times to emergency calls were for each fire service in each year since 2000. [197956]

Mr. Dhanda: The following table shows the average response times of fire and rescue services in England between 2000 and 2006, the most recent calendar year for which data are available. The table shows the time from the initial call to attendance and covers primary fires only—response times to other incidents are not collected centrally by DCLG. Please note that figures for 2006 are provisional.


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Average response time to fires( 1, 2, 3) by FRS area and year of call, England, 2000 to 2006( 4)
FRS area 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005( 4) 2006

England

6.3

6.3

6.4

6.6

6.8

7.1

7.2

England—non-met counties

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.6

7.9

8.0

Avon

6.3

6.5

6.7

6.9

7.4

7.8

7.8

Bedfordshire

6.6

7.1

6.9

6.7

7.2

7.0

7.3

Berkshire

6.7

7.1

7.1

7.5

7.2

7.4

7.7

Buckinghamshire

7.8

7.9

8.2

8.0

8.3

8.4

8.5

Cambridgeshire

8.7

8.6

8.8

9.1

9.0

9.2

9.7

Cheshire

6.4

6.9

6.7

6.9

7.2

7.3

7.6

Cleveland

4.9

4.9

5.2

5.1

5.1

5.5

5.6

Cornwall

9.2

9.0

9.8

9.8

9.9

9.8

9.9

Cumbria

7.8

7.9

8.3

8.3

8.6

8.8

8.7

Derbyshire

6.9

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.5

7.6

7.8

Devon

6.7

6.6

6.9

6.8

8.0

7.6

7.5

Dorset

7.2

6.9

7.2

6.7

7.1

7.9

8.1

Durham

7.4

7.7

7.6

7.7

7.7

8.0

8.2

East Sussex

6.7

6.2

6.6

6.7

6.5

6.6

6.8

Essex

7.2

7.1

7.3

6.9

7.6

7.6

7.9

Gloucestershire

8.6

8.5

8.4

8.5

9.2

8.9

9.1

Hampshire

6.9

7.0

7.0

7.4

7.4

7.5

7.5

Hereford & Worcester

7.9

8.1

8.5

8.3

8.3

8.9

8.5

Hertfordshire

7.2

7.0

7.2

7.4

7.0

7.2

7.1

Humberside

5.9

5.8

5.8

6.0

6.0

6.3

6.3

Isle of Wight

6.9

7.6

7.2

7.2

7.2

6.6

7.2

Kent

7.9

7.5

7.5

7.6

7.4

7.7

7.5

Lancashire

5.7

5.9

6.3

6.7

6.6

6.7

6.9

Leicestershire

6.5

6.7

6.6

6.7

6.9

7.2

7.9

Lincolnshire

9.0

8.7

9.5

9.8

9.9

10.2

10.2

Norfolk

8.8

8.6

8.0

8.0

7.8

9.1

9.1

North Yorkshire

7.8

7.7

7.9

8.4

8.6

8.8

8.7

Northamptonshire

6.5

6.5

6.4

6.8

7.4

7.6

7.7

Northumberland

7.2

7.5

7.6

8.0

8.1

8.6

8.3

Nottinghamshire

5.9

5.9

5.9

6.4

6.3

6.8

6.6

Oxfordshire

7.8

8.3

8.8

9.1

8.8

9.0

9.1

Shropshire

7.8

8.8

8.5

8.9

8.1

8.4

8.5

Somerset

7.8

8.0

8.7

8.3

9.2

9.6

9.6

Staffordshire

7.8

7.5

7.6

7.7

8.3

8.7

8.8

Suffolk

8.7

8.8

9.0

9.3

9.0

9.5

9.2

Surrey

7.4

7.9

7.8

8.3

8.0

8.6

8.5

Warwickshire

7.1

7.8

7.7

7.7

8.5

7.3

8.0

West Sussex

7,5

7.5

7.5

8.0

8.2

9.0

8.6

Wiltshire

8.4

9.3

7.8

8.9

8.8

9.9

9.7

Isles of Scilly

7.0

8.0

7.0

9.0

9.5

9.0

7.3

England—met counties

5.4

5.6

5.6

5.9

6.0

6.1

6.4

Greater Manchester

6.1

6.1

5.9

6.0

6.0

6.3

6.8

Merseyside

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.7

5.8

6.2

6.1

South Yorkshire

6.5

6.7

6.4

6.5

6.6

6.8

6.9

Tyne & Wear

5.1

5.1

5.0

5.3

5.2

5.4

5.5

West Midlands

5.2

5.3

5.3

5.6

6.0

6.1

6.2

West Yorkshire

6.5

6.2

6.3

6.8

6.7

6.8

7.0

Greater London

4.9

5.0

5.1

5.1

5.4

5.5

5.5

(1 )Excluding late call and heat and smoke damage only incidents.
(2 )Excluding incidents not recorded during periods of industrial action in 2002 and 2003.
(3) A small number of incidents with response time greater than an hour have been excluded so that results are not skewed by likely reporting errors.
(4 )Provisional.

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