The number of fires cut by a third since 2011

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: the number of fires in Waltham Forest and Redbridge have more than halved in 10 years the number of fires in Waltham Forest and Redbridge have more than halved in 10 years

The number of fires in Waltham Forest and Redbridge have fallen by more than two-thirds since records began a decade ago.

According to new figures released by the London Fire Brigade today, there were 1,772 fires in Waltham Forest in 2003/4, compared to 614 in 2012/13 resulting in a 68 per cent reduction.

Redbridge saw 1,673 fires in 2003/4 compared with 528 last year.

The number of fires in London has fallen by a quarter in the last year and by 64 per cent over the last 10 years.

 

 

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2:15am Sat 25 Jan 14

Nanki Poo says...

and that's the problem when you go by statistics. The number of fires is unimportant in a sense, the important thing is the response time.

Shutting down fire stations reduces the response time and increases the likelihood of fatalities or injuries. Cutting engines in an ordered way I can see the sense in, but shutting stations, just madness.

nK
and that's the problem when you go by statistics. The number of fires is unimportant in a sense, the important thing is the response time. Shutting down fire stations reduces the response time and increases the likelihood of fatalities or injuries. Cutting engines in an ordered way I can see the sense in, but shutting stations, just madness. nK Nanki Poo
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8:13am Sat 25 Jan 14

Localyocal1 says...

There has been an increase in fire deaths in the same boroughs...failed to mention that part in your statistics!
There has been an increase in fire deaths in the same boroughs...failed to mention that part in your statistics! Localyocal1
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8:17am Sat 25 Jan 14

Localyocal1 says...

Fire deaths have increased in those same boroughs....failed to mention that part?
Fire deaths have increased in those same boroughs....failed to mention that part? Localyocal1
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8:37am Sat 25 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

Police station closures based on falling crime statistics that were magically turned into success rates, fiddled by those in senior positions. Something that would have been good on the Paul Daniels show.
Police station closures based on falling crime statistics that were magically turned into success rates, fiddled by those in senior positions. Something that would have been good on the Paul Daniels show. Villagecranberry
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