UK fire cost progress.(News Extra)

Recent estimates on national fire costs suggests that the UK enjoys a favourable, but not outstanding record, according to the latest findings of the World Fire Statistics Centre. National fire costs 1998-2000 show that the UK runs at eighth from 22 countries in the number of fire losses, 12th from 25 in the number of human losses, 11th from 15 in firefighting organisations, 10th from 18 in fire insurance administration and seventh from 17 in building protection.

Broader trends show that for most countries the cost of fire losses has gradually been declining, with countries such as USA and Canada making substantial improvements. Recent research has also shown that eastern European countries are suffering severe human losses compared to western Europe with Etonia and Latvia running at 14. …

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