Incident data

This page contains information about all the incidents attended by Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) and information about any attacks on our staff. We are required by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to publish any spatial data that we hold.

In order to protect the identity of people involved in incidents we have removed any data specific to houses or people. The ward or unitary area an incident occurred in is provided as well as a ‘geocode’ that will allow users with mapping software to locate incidents to a 1km2 area.

The information provided includes details of all incidents attended by AF&RS within the Unitary Authority areas of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Please note it does not include the very small number of incidents that occur in these areas that are attended by another fire and rescue services.

For the current financial year new files will be created for every month and will be published in the following month on approximately the 20th day. At the end of the financial year, these files will be used to create a dataset for the twelve month period. Data for the current financial year is subject to change and should not be regarded as complete.

Also included on this page is a glossary of terms and an explanation of the data in each of the columns.

We record very few attacks on our staff, on average about one per month. Details of all attacks since April 2009 are included here. 

In July 2013 we replaced the published data with new sets that now include:
  • Separate month and year fields
  • The number of fatalities, injuries and rescues for each incident
In June 2014 we replaced the published data with new sets that now include:
  • The number of fire fatalities where the cause of death was due to fire. This is a subset of the number of fatalities.

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View records for the current year

Please note that the ward names for incidents in the files from April 2016 are based on the new ward boundaries. 

 

View records for previous years

Definition of terms

 

Attacks on staff

You can view reported attacks on our staff by downloading the spreadsheet below.  Fortunately the numbers reported are very low, and because of this we maintain a single spreadhseet which is updated as they are reported.  You can see when the spreadsheet was last updated by viewing its title below.