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Firth, J.M., 1963. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FIRE REPORTS FROM FIRE BRIGADES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1962. Fire Research Notes 518
The results of a preliminary analysis of reports show that during 1962 the Fire Brigades attended 151 303 fires in England and Wales, 13 508 in Scotland and 2 374 in Northern Ireland. The number of incidents attended by each Fire Brigade is given in Table I. Three members of the Fire Service in the United Kingdom were killed whilst attending fire incidents; two members of London Fire Brigade were knocked down and killed by an electric train whilst tackling a fire involving the timbers of a railway bridge and one member of the Angus Brigade was killed as a result of a fall from a roof at a fire in a dwelling. In England and Wales 257 members of the Fire Brigades were injured at incidents and the corresponding figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland were 44 and 4 respectively. The Fire Services assisted in the rescue of 447 persons from dangerous situations in England and Wales, 130 in Scotland and 12 in Northern Ireland. Further details are given in tables 2 and 3. The analysis has been made on those reports received up to 28th February, 1963 and the figures given are subject to slight revision when the outstanding reports have been received.