Fires in the home: findings from the 2004/05 survey of English Housing.(News)

Findings from the Survey of English Housing (SEH), focusing on the issues of domestic fires and fire safety measures were published recently by the ODPM.

The SEH provides a fuller measure of the number of domestic fires in England. This is because many of the fires reported in the SEH result in little or no damage and consequently are often not brought to the attention of the Fire and Rescue Service, thus escaping official recording. The SEH also collects a wide range of social and demographic information, which enables those groups within the population who are most at risk to be identified.

Fires in the home

The 2004/05 SEH shows that 1.5 per cent of households in England (some 300,000) experienced a domestic fire in the previous 12 months. …

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