Between 2009 and 2012 our fire protection work has contributed towards a 13% decrease in non-domestic fires, injuries are at an all-time low, and there have been no deaths.
The graphs below show the numbers of fires, injuries and deaths that have occurred in non domestic properties over the past 3 years. All fires no matter how small are investigated to ascertain the cause, as this allows us to target community safety activities and to work to prevent similar occurrences in the future. The outcomes of these investigations result in us deciding whether a fire has been started deliberately or started accidentally and these breakdowns are shown below.
We will continue to work hard to maintain these excellent outcomes and strive to protect the communities of Devon and Somerset from the risk of death and injury caused by fire.