Fire Prevention

Cork City Fire Statistics for 1996

Emergency Callouts Cork City 1996

Details of Operational Work
a. Number of fires attended by brigades
1679

in own area
1481


in other fire authority areas
198


b. Special Service Incidents
271
1 Road Traffic Accidents
67

2 Water Pumping/Flooding
2

3 Rescue/Removal of Persons from Water…
25


4 Other Non-Fire Rescues
32


5 Hazardous Substances in transit not involving fire (e.g. spillage)
35

6 Miscellaneous
110

c. Ambulance attendance
0

d. False alarm incidents
836
1 Malicious
271

2 Good Intent
565

TOTAL:
2786
Location of fire
Domestic Buildings
Chimney Fires
187
Other Fires
189
Caravans/Mobile Homes
6
Flats
39
1. Local authority
19

2. Privately owned
20

Bedsitters
0

Institutions
Hospitals
7
Schools
6
Other Institutions
2


Industrial
Factories
8
Chemical Plants
1
Storage Buildings/Warehouses
8


Commercial
Shops/Supermarkets
11
Offices
0
Hotels/Guesthouses/Boarding Houses etc
1


Service
Places of Public entertainment (Dance Halls, Discos,
Cinemas, Theatres, Bingo Halls etc)
1
Public Houses (including singing houses)
7
Restaurants
4
Petrol Stations/Garages
1
Hazardous Substances in Transit (cases where there was no fire involved not included)
0
Motor Vehicles
234
Unoccupied Buildings
45
Agricultural Buildings
3
Forest/Bog/Grass etc
338
Ships/Aircraft
0
Outdoor Storage
44
Outdoor Rubbish
495
Miscellaneous
42


TOTAL:
1679
Causes of fires attended by Fire Brigade

Chimneys/Flues/Soot/Hot Ashes
205
Smoking Materials
18
Children playing with Fire/Matches
64
Children playing with Cigarette Lighters
4
Rubbish Burning
21
Using Fuels to Kindle Fires
2
Cooking & Heating Electric
51
Oil
37
Gas
3
Solid Fuel
0
Equipment Electrical
32
Welding & Cutting
12
Other
0
Electrical Wiring Installations
46
Explosions
0
Spontaneous Combustion
2
Malicious
876
Other Known Causes
99
Unknown Causes
207
TOTAL:
1679