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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Jersey Fire and Rescue Service statistics

Summary statistics

In 2016:

  • the Fire Service responded to:
    • 1,201 emergency calls
    • 67 accidental dwelling fires
    • 117 road traffic collisions
  • average emergency response time was 10.2 minutes
  • 79 people were rescued from fires and other emergencies

​​Response activity​​​

There were 1,201 fire and non-fire emergency responses in 2016, of which 492 (41%) were false alarms.


Non-fire emergencies include: 

  • hazardous material incidents
  • height rescues
  • emergency effect entry
  • industrial accidents

Fire prevention

The prevention team aims to lower levels of fire and associated harm and loss through helping people to understand and manage risk. 

The majority of information is delivered through media channels.


Fire protection

The protection team enforce fire safety and petroleum laws and regulations. 

It provides support and technical advice on licensing, pyrotechnics, and planning and building matters.

P​rotection activity (2016)​

Protection activityNumber
Fire certificates renewed150
Property searches84
Petroleum licenses62
Events fire safety58
Building application reports49
Licensing reports48
Fire certificates35
Places of refreshment reports28
Fire certificate alterations25
Planning application reports25
Explosives importation licences20
Fire safety consultations20
Fire reports issued8
Fire safety concerns7
Explosives retail reports6

Source: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

Further reading: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

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