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Firth, J.M. and Chandler, S.E., 1965. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FIRE REPORTS FROM FIRE BRIGADES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1964. Fire Research Notes 591
The preliminary analysis of reports shows that during 1964 the Fire Brigades attended 182 434 fires in England and Wales, 14 125 in Scotland and 2 319 in Northern Ireland. The number of incidents attended by each Fire Brigade is given in Table 1. No members of the Fire Service in the United Kingdom were killed whilst attending fires. In England and Wales 385 members of Fire Brigades were injured at fires; the corresponding figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland were 26 and 5 respectively. The Fire Services assisted in the rescue of 495 persons from fire in England and Wales, 116 in Scotland and 13 in Northern Ireland; Further details of casualties, rescues and escapes are given in Tables 2 and 3. It was deemed advisable to evacuate a further 1 815 persons. (not directly affected by fire) in 8 incidents in England and Wales, 739 of them in one incident. None of these is shown in Table 3. The analysis is based on reports received up to the 28th February 1965 and the figures given are subject to revision when outstanding reports have been received.
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