Fire Prevention

Cork City Fire Statistics for 1998

Emergency Callouts Cork City 1998

Details of Operational Work
a. Number of fires attended by brigades
1507

in own area
1278


in other fire authority areas
229


b. Special Service Incidents
248

1

Road Traffic Accidents
59

2
Water Pumping/Flooding
4

3
Rescue/Removal of Persons from Water…
25


4
Other Non-Fire Rescues
0
25

5
Hazardous Substances in transit not involving fire (e.g. spillage)
18

6
Miscellaneous
142

c. Ambulance attendance
2

d. False alarm incidents
879
1
Malicious
257

2
Good Intent
622

TOTAL:
2636
Location of fire
Domestic Buildings
Chimney Fires
180
Other House Fires
180
Caravans/Mobile Homes
11
Apartments, Flats and Bedsitters
79

Institutions
Hospitals
11
Schools
9
Other Institutions
14


Industrial
Factories
23
Chemical Plants
3
Storage Buildings/Warehouses
12


Commercial
Shops/Supermarkets
10
Offices
9
Hotels/Guesthouses/Boarding Houses etc
7


Service
Places of Public entertainment (Dance Halls, Discos/
Cinemas, Theatres, Bingo Halls etc)
5
Public Houses (including singing houses)
10
Restaurants
5
Petrol Stations/Garages
3
Hazardous Substances in Transit (cases where there was no fire involved not included)
0
Motor Vehicles
226
Unoccupied Buildings
15
Agricultural Buildings
2
Forest/Bog/Grass etc
199
Ships/Aircraft
0
Outdoor Storage
36
Outdoor Rubbish
396
Miscellaneous
62


TOTAL:
1507
Causes of fires attended by Fire Brigade

Chimneys/Flues/Soot/Hot Ashes
134
Smoking Materials
29
Matches/Cigarette Lighters
21
Rubbish Burning
65
Using Fuels to Kindle Fires
3
Cooking and Heating
176
Electrical and other equipment
60
Electrical wiring installations
61
Explosions
3
Malicious
708
Spontaneous Combustion
1
Other Known Causes
84
Unknown Causes
162
TOTAL:
1507