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Incident Statistics of the CFS

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Statistics of Incidents attended by the CFS

Each CFS brigade submits details on each call response they have attended and pass them on to the State Air Desk for collation. The statistics we show on this site are provided to us by CFS Headquarters.

While every effort has been undertaken to ensure accuracy on these numbers, there may be inaccuracies and as a result, should not be used as fact. If you believe there are inaccuracies in these figures, please contact your CFS Regional Office to clarify this.

Each individual brigades incident statistics appear on their brigade page, as well as activities performed.

Statistics for 2015-16 - 16158 Responses

Accidental Operation Of Alarm, Human Activity Simulated Cond. 64 0.40%
Aircraft Incident / Emergency 11 0.07%
Alarm Activation By Outside Tradesman/Occupier Activities 125 0.77%
Alarm Activation Due To Aerosol Use (Hair Spray, Insecticides) 18 0.11%
Alarm Activation Due To Poor Building Maint-Dust,Cobwebs,Insects 41 0.25%
Alarm Activation Due To Steam, Shower, Bath, Sauna, Urn/Kettle 59 0.37%
Alarm Operates Due To Extreme Weather Conditions 64 0.40%
Alarm Operates Due To Power Surge/Spike Or Short Circuit 15 0.09%
Alarm Sounded No Evidence Of Fire 126 0.78%
Alarm System Suspected Malfunction 406 2.51%
Alarm Unintentional - Workmen,Testing 1 0.01%
Animal Rescue 88 0.54%
Arcing, Shorted Electrical Equipment 23 0.14%
Asbestos Incident No Fire 2 0.01%
Assist Other Agencies 549 3.40%
Assist Police Or Other Gov. Agency 55 0.34%
Attempt To Burn 5 0.03%
Attending Officer Unable To Locate Detector Indicated By Alm Pnl 6 0.04%
Barbecue Or Hangi 14 0.09%
Bomb Scare 6 0.04%
Breakdown Of Light Ballast 8 0.05%
Brush Fence 7 0.04%
Building Fire 715 4.43%
Building Fire - Content Only 61 0.38%
Building Fire - Structure & Content 234 1.45%
Building Fire - Structure Only 56 0.35%
Building Weakend Or Collapsed 13 0.08%
Burglar Alarm/Bell Ringing 6 0.04%
Chemical Hazard (No Spills Or Leaks) 6 0.04%
Chemical Spill Or Leak 16 0.10%
Chimney Or Flue Fire 37 0.23%
Combustible / Flammable Leak 114 0.71%
Cooking Fumes (Toast Or Foodstuffs) 114 0.71%
Cover Assignment 161 1.00%
Detector Suspected Malfunction 114 0.71%
Did Not Arrive (Stop Call) 723 4.47%
Dump 24 0.15%
Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash 6 0.04%
Electrocution 1 0.01%
Excessive Heat, Overheat, Scorch Burns - No Ignition 4 0.02%
Explosion 1 0.01%
Explosion With Ensuing Fire 2 0.01%
Extrication/Rescue(Not Vehicle) 36 0.22%
Failure To Notify When Testing Or Incorrect Test By Service Comp 2 0.01%
Fip - Normal On Arrival, Line Fault/Open Line 2 0.01%
Fip - Reset Prior To Arrival By Management 120 0.74%
Fip Activated - Atu Not Activated Management Rang/Bell Ringing 5 0.03%
Fip Malfunction Fault In Panel, Inadequate Maint., Low Battery 8 0.05%
Fip Not Activated - Atu Activated 6 0.04%
Fire Alarm 1 0.01%
Fire Works Explosion 1 0.01%
Fixed Alarm (Smoke Detector Malfunction) 7 0.04%
Fixed Alarm Fault 9 0.06%
Flood 155 0.96%
Food Stuffs Burnt, Confined To Cooking Equipment 24 0.15%
Forest Fire 75 0.46%
Gas Explosion 2 0.01%
Good Intent Call 353 2.18%
Grain / Crop Fire 132 0.82%
Grape Spills 12 0.07%
Grass Fire 1 0.01%
Grass Or Stubble Fire 2212 13.69%
Harvesting Machinery Fire 25 0.15%
Haystack 145 0.90%
Hazardous Material 127 0.79%
Heat From Short Circuit (Wiring) 6 0.04%
Heat Related And Electrical 54 0.33%
Heat/Thermal Detector Operated, No Fire, Heat From Source 28 0.17%
High Angle/Vertical Rescue 8 0.05%
Incendiary Device Explosion 1 0.01%
Incinerator Fire 4 0.02%
Incorrect Testing By Premise'S Staff Or Maintenance Staff 6 0.04%
Investigation (Burnoff) 146 0.90%
Investigation (Smoke) 253 1.57%
Lightning (No Fire) 13 0.08%
Lock In 2 0.01%
Lock Out 8 0.05%
Mailbox, Bbq, Gas Bottle, Playground 6 0.04%
Major Fuel Or Oil Spill 1 0.01%
Malicious False Alarm - Or Mischevious Damage To Mcp Or Det/Spkl 19 0.12%
Medical Assist 21 0.13%
Medical Assist - Oxygen Therapy 1 0.01%
Minor Fuel Or Oil Spill 63 0.39%
Mobile Property / Vehicle 513 3.17%
Mobile Property Fire - Campervan/Caravan 10 0.06%
Mobile Property Fire - Off Road Vehicles 13 0.08%
Mobile Property Fire - Passenger Vehicle 164 1.01%
Mobile Property Fire - Rail 2 0.01%
Mobile Property Fire - Road Transport Vehicle 55 0.34%
Mobile Property Fire - Water Vessel 3 0.02%
Mutual Aid Given/Change Of Quarters 5 0.03%
Odour Or Gas Leak 41 0.25%
Oil Or Other Combustible Liquid Spill 22 0.14%
Other (Outside Fire) 270 1.67%
Other Assistance 149 0.92%
Outside Fire (Not Rubbish)/Goodwill Bins 30 0.19%
Over Pressure Rupture - Boiler 1 0.01%
Over Pressure Rupture - Pipeline 3 0.02%
Over Pressure Rupture - Vessel 1 0.01%
Police Matter 4 0.02%
Power Line Down 21 0.13%
Private Alarm - False Alarm (Commercial) 4 0.02%
Private Alarm - False Alarm (Domestic) 3 0.02%
Private Alarm - Smoke Detector Malfunction 8 0.05%
Public Service 3 0.02%
Radiation Leak 1 0.01%
Refuse Can Or Waste Basket Fire Contained To Rubbish 2 0.01%
Rubbish Bin 22 0.14%
Rubbish Fire 215 1.33%
Rubbish, Refuse Or Waste - Abandoned Outside 188 1.16%
Scrub And Grass Fire 1177 7.28%
Search 46 0.28%
Severe Weather And Natural Disaster 61 0.38%
Simulated Condition (Incense, Candles) 14 0.09%
Smoke Detector Operated, No Fire - Ext Smke, Bushfires, Burnouts 17 0.11%
Sprinkler Water Pressure Fluctuations/Equipment Fault 31 0.19%
Steam Vapour, Fog Or Dust Thought To Be Smoke 12 0.07%
Storage Yars/Timber Yards 4 0.02%
Telstra Lines 1 0.01%
Transformer, Power Or Utility, Power Pole 12 0.07%
Tree Down 1201 7.43%
Tree Fire 386 2.39%
Trench Rescue 1 0.01%
Unauthorised Burning 15 0.09%
Unknown Biological Hazard (Medical Waste Blood) 1 0.01%
Unstable, Reactive, Explosive Material 3 0.02%
Vehicle Accident / No Injury 1546 9.57%
Vehicle Accident Rescue 400 2.48%
Vehicle Accident With Injuries 1235 7.64%
Water / Ice Related Rescue 19 0.12%
Water And Smoke 2 0.01%
Water Or Steam Leak 2 0.01%
Water Removal 3 0.02%
Wind Storm 1 0.01%
Wrong Location 14 0.09%
Total Incident Responses for 2015-16 16158
Total Incident Responses for 2014-15 16366
Total Incident Responses for 2013-14 18115
Total Incident Responses for 2012-13 17094
Total Incident Responses for 2011-12 14825
Total Incident Responses for 2010-11 14415
Total Incident Responses for 2009-10 13472
Total Incident Responses for 2008-09 12682
Total Incident Responses for 2007-08 13353
Total Incident Responses for 2006-07 15790
Total Incident Responses for 2005-06 13583
Total Incident Responses for 2004-05 14345
Total Incident Responses for 2003-04 13142
Total Incident Responses for 2002-03 13431
Total Incident Responses for 2001-02 12955
Total Incident Responses for 2000-01 13434
Total Incident Responses for 1999-00 11007
Total Incident Responses for 1998-99 12167
Total Incident Responses for 1997-98 10875