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Trend Of UK Fire Deaths Showing Steady Fall

The number of fire-related deaths showed a fall between 2008 and 2010, claimed the 29th edition of the World Fire Statistics Bulletin. This information was gathered globally and was published by the Geneva Association.

Information from the US, Japan, Italy, Australia, the Netherlands and Singapore was analyses to determine the number of fire-related fatalities between 2008 and 2010.

In the UK an estimated 445 people died in 2010 because of a fire-related incident. This figure was adjusted to take into account the number of deaths that were unrecorded regarding death certificates, or not known to the fire brigade. In 2008 and 2009 the respective figures were 475 and 460.

Between 2008 and 2010 the figures revealed that the amount of fire-related deaths in the UK for every 100,000 people was 0.75. Between 70 and 90% of the people killed as a result of fire died in domestic properties.

Also Drop In UK Fire-Related Injuries

The amount of fire-related injuries in 2009 was estimated to be 22,500. These figures took into account the amount of unknown casualties, i.e. who weren't known to hospitals or the fire service. This figure was also lower than 2008's 24,500 casualties.

In 2010 the adjusted cost concerning public fire brigades was some £3 billion. For the previous two years this figure had been £2.85 billion. The cost, in percentage terms, was 0.2% of Britain's gross domestic product.

The figure for direct fire losses was, in 2010, £1.75 billion. This was lower than the figure of £1.95 in 2008, but the losses for 2009 were the same as the 2010 figure.

The report's conclusions were that improvements should be made concerning fire protection and consumer education, which would also reduce the costs accrued through fire damage. In addition, the report called for governments worldwide to collect data, and then publish the findings to show how bad the impacts of fire could be. Fire safety plans at national level were also recommended in the report.

In England and Wales the Regulatory Reform Order of 2005 stipulates that commercial, non-domestic and multi-occupancy buildings have to have a fire risk assessment that is appropriate and sufficient. This assessment is carried out in most instances.

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