FIRE INCIDENT STATISTICS (JAN - DEC 2011)
FIRE INCIDENTS AT ALL TIME LOW
Between Jan to Dec 2011, SCDF responded to a total of 4,470 fires, a decrease of 3% from the 4,600 fires in 2010. This is the lowest number of fire incidents recorded in more than a decade. The total number of fires in the last 15 years (1997 to year 2011) is as shown in Graph A1 below:
Graph A1: Total number of fires (1997 -2011)
The overall downward slide in the number of fires over the years can be attributed to greater public awareness on fire safety and the concerted public education efforts by SCDF and its community partners. This includes the National Fire and Civil Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC), Community Emergency and Engagement Committees (C2E), grassroots leaders, and the community at large.
Nationwide programmes such as Community Emergency Preparedness Programmes (CEPP), Emergency Preparedness (EP) Days, outreach programmes in schools, commercial and industrial sectors have been useful in forging a more fire safety conscious community.
DROP IN NUMBER OF FIRES ACROSS ALL TYPES OF PREMISES
The breakdown of fire calls by type of premises as shown in Table A1 below. Of the 4,470 fires, 3,254 involved residential premises, while 565 involved commercial, industrial, social and communal premises. Non-building (e.g. vegetation and vehicle) fires contributed to 651 cases. The marked decrease in non-building fires was attributed largely to the significant fall in vegetation fires.