Fire Prevention

Cork City Fire Statistics for 1995

Emergency Callouts Cork City 1995

Details of Operational Work
a. Number of fires attended by brigades
2204

in own area
1931


in other fire authority areas
273


b. Special Service Incidents
297
1 Road Traffic Accidents
70

2 Water Pumping/Flooding
9

3 Rescue/Removal of Persons from Water… 29


4 Other Non-Fire Rescues 22
51

5 Hazardous Substances in transit not involving fire (e.g. spillage)
47

6 Miscellaneous
120

c. Ambulance attendance
0

d. False alarm incidents
720
1 Malicious
290

2 Good Intent
430

TOTAL:
3221
Location of fire
Domestic Buildings
Chimney Fires
216
Other Fires
224
Caravans/Mobile Homes
5
Flats
62
1. Local authority
44

2. Privately owned
18

Bedsitters
0

Institutions
Hospitals
6
Schools
25
Other Institutions
21


Industrial
Factories
27
Chemical Plants
0
Storage Buildings/Warehouses
19


Commercial
Shops/Supermarkets
19
Offices
4
Hotels/Guesthouses/Boarding Houses etc
4


Service
Places of Public entertainment (Dance Halls, Discos,
Cinemas, Theatres, Bingo Halls etc)
1
Public Houses (including singing houses)
11
Restaurants
7
Petrol Stations/Garages
6
Hazardous Substances in Transit (cases where there was no fire involved not included)
0
Motor Vehicles
246
Unoccupied Buildings
32
Agricultural Buildings
5
Forest/Bog/Grass etc
721
Ships/Aircraft
1
Outdoor Storage
61
Outdoor Rubbish
416
Miscellaneous
65


TOTAL:
2204
Causes of fires attended by Fire Brigade
Chimneys/Flues/Soot/Hot Ashes
250
Smoking Materials
27
Children playing with Fire/Matches
59
Children playing with Cigarette Lighters
3
Rubbish Burning
123
Using Fuels to Kindle Fires
1
Cooking & Heating Electric
36
Oil
75
Gas
5
Solid Fuel
1
Equipment Electrical
86
Welding & Cutting
7
Other
10
Electrical Wiring Installations
28
Explosions
0
Spontaneous Combustion
2
Malicious
947
Other Known Causes
66
Unknown Causes
478
TOTAL:
2204