September 9, 2013

Attacks on Scottish Fire Fighters Fall More than 50 per cent

The number of attacks on Scottish fire-fighters while attending incidents has more than halved in the last two years, according to official statistics, reports SHP Online.  

‘Fire and Rescue Services Statistics' show 56,251 home fire-safety visits were carried out in 2012/13, around one for every 45 domestic properties in Scotland.

Scotland's chief statistician found that 80 incidents were recorded in 2012/13 – a decline of 32 incidents on the previous year. With more than 172 incidents recorded in 2010/11, the total number has declined by more than 50 per cent over the past two years.

The number of personnel injured in attacks at incidents increased slightly, however, from one in 2011/12 to four last year. In 2010/11, 14 fire-fighters were injured in attacks.