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Chandler, S.E., 1966. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FIRE REPORTS FROM FIRE BRIGADES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1965. Fire Research Notes 617
The preliminary analysis of reports show that during 1965 the Fire Brigades attended 160 063 fires in England and Wales, 15 642 in Scotland and 2 242 in Northern Ireland. The number of incidents attended by each Fire Brigade is given in Table 1. For the second consecutive year, no fatalities occurred in the United Kingdom amongst the members of the Fire Service whilst attending fires - two instances are known of firemen being fatally injured when involved in road accidents on duty. In England and Wales 323 members of the Fire Brigades were injured at fires; the corresponding figures for Scotland and Northern Ireland were 30 and 9 respectively. The Fire Brigades assisted in the rescue of 556 persons from hazardous situations at fires in England and Wales, 156 in Scotland and 6 in Northern Ireland. Further details of casualties, rescues and escapes are given in Tables 2 and 3. There were two aircraft crashes, involving 41 and 36 fatalities, where there was an ensuing fire. These are not shown on Table 2, since it is impossible to determine whether or not these fatalities occurred as a result of crash or fire injuries. It was deemed advisable to evacuate 128 persons (not directly affected by fire) in two incidents in England and Wales. In another two incidents an unknown number was evacuated. None of these is shown in Table 3. The analysis is based on reports received up to 28th February 1966 and the figures given are subject to revision when reports still outstanding have been received.