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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 2016-17 - 19213 Responses

Accidental Operation Of Alarm, Human Activity Simulated Cond. 75 0.39%
Aircraft Incident / Emergency 20 0.10%
Alarm Activation By Outside Tradesman/Occupier Activities 101 0.53%
Alarm Activation Due To Aerosol Use (Hair Spray, Insecticides) 22 0.11%
Alarm Activation Due To Poor Building Maint-Dust,Cobwebs,Insects 42 0.22%
Alarm Activation Due To Steam, Shower, Bath, Sauna, Urn/Kettle 46 0.24%
Alarm Operates Due To Extreme Weather Conditions 100 0.52%
Alarm Operates Due To Power Surge/Spike Or Short Circuit 19 0.10%
Alarm Sounded No Evidence Of Fire 159 0.83%
Alarm System Suspected Malfunction 643 3.35%
Alarm Unintentional - Workmen,Testing 7 0.04%
Animal Rescue 87 0.45%
Arcing, Shorted Electrical Equipment 33 0.17%
Asbestos Incident No Fire 2 0.01%
Assist Other Agencies 548 2.85%
Assist Police Or Other Gov. Agency 157 0.82%
Attempt To Burn 8 0.04%
Attending Officer Unable To Locate Detector Indicated By Alm Pnl 4 0.02%
Barbecue Or Hangi 9 0.05%
Biological Hazard Scare 2 0.01%
Bomb Scare 1 0.01%
Breakdown Of Light Ballast 11 0.06%
Brush Fence 4 0.02%
Building Fire 613 3.19%
Building Fire - Content Only 88 0.46%
Building Fire - Structure & Content 282 1.47%
Building Fire - Structure Only 77 0.40%
Building Weakend Or Collapsed 32 0.17%
Burglar Alarm/Bell Ringing 3 0.02%
Chemical Hazard (No Spills Or Leaks) 3 0.02%
Chemical Spill Or Leak 16 0.08%
Chimney Or Flue Fire 48 0.25%
Combustible / Flammable Leak 85 0.44%
Cooking Fumes (Toast Or Foodstuffs) 140 0.73%
Cover Assignment 285 1.48%
Detector Suspected Malfunction 180 0.94%
Did Not Arrive (Stop Call) 730 3.80%
Dump 14 0.07%
Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash 2 0.01%
Electrocution 1 0.01%
Excessive Heat, Overheat, Scorch Burns - No Ignition 7 0.04%
Explosion 1 0.01%
Extrication/Rescue(Not Vehicle) 66 0.34%
Failure To Notify When Testing Or Incorrect Test By Service Comp 4 0.02%
Fip - Normal On Arrival, Line Fault/Open Line 2 0.01%
Fip - Reset Prior To Arrival By Management 124 0.65%
Fip Activated - Atu Not Activated Management Rang/Bell Ringing 3 0.02%
Fip Malfunction Fault In Panel, Inadequate Maint., Low Battery 11 0.06%
Fip Not Activated - Atu Activated 11 0.06%
Fire Alarm 1 0.01%
Fixed Alarm (Smoke Detector Malfunction) 15 0.08%
Fixed Alarm Fault 11 0.06%
Flood 747 3.89%
Food Stuffs Burnt, Confined To Cooking Equipment 21 0.11%
Forest Fire 18 0.09%
Good Intent Call 288 1.50%
Grain / Crop Fire 89 0.46%
Grape Spills 18 0.09%
Grass Fire 1 0.01%
Grass Or Stubble Fire 1666 8.67%
Harvesting Machinery Fire 30 0.16%
Haystack 78 0.41%
Hazardous Material 86 0.45%
Heat From Short Circuit (Wiring) 13 0.07%
Heat Related And Electrical 34 0.18%
Heat/Thermal Detector Operated, No Fire, Heat From Source 27 0.14%
High Angle/Vertical Rescue 16 0.08%
Incendiary Device Explosion 1 0.01%
Incinerator Fire 9 0.05%
Incorrect Testing By Premise'S Staff Or Maintenance Staff 3 0.02%
Investigation (Burnoff) 134 0.70%
Investigation (Smoke) 165 0.86%
Lightning (No Fire) 4 0.02%
Lock In 2 0.01%
Mailbox, Bbq, Gas Bottle, Playground 4 0.02%
Major Fuel Or Oil Spill 1 0.01%
Malicious False Alarm - Or Mischevious Damage To Mcp Or Det/Spkl 16 0.08%
Mcp Accidentally Activated 1 0.01%
Medical Assist 28 0.15%
Medical Assist - Cpr/Ear 1 0.01%
Medical Assist - Oxygen Therapy 1 0.01%
Minor Fuel Or Oil Spill 57 0.30%
Mobile Property / Vehicle 560 2.91%
Mobile Property Fire - Campervan/Caravan 11 0.06%
Mobile Property Fire - Off Road Vehicles 16 0.08%
Mobile Property Fire - Passenger Vehicle 186 0.97%
Mobile Property Fire - Rail 1 0.01%
Mobile Property Fire - Road Transport Vehicle 77 0.40%
Mobile Property Fire - Water Vessel 9 0.05%
Mutual Aid Given/Change Of Quarters 9 0.05%
Odour Or Gas Leak 36 0.19%
Oil Or Other Combustible Liquid Spill 29 0.15%
Other (Outside Fire) 133 0.69%
Other Assistance 108 0.56%
Outside Fire (Not Rubbish)/Goodwill Bins 54 0.28%
Over Pressure Rupture - Pipeline 2 0.01%
Overheated Motor 2 0.01%
Police Matter 3 0.02%
Power Line Down 52 0.27%
Private Alarm - False Alarm (Commercial) 19 0.10%
Private Alarm - False Alarm (Domestic) 5 0.03%
Private Alarm - Smoke Detector Malfunction 4 0.02%
Public Service 2 0.01%
Refuse Can Or Waste Basket Fire Contained To Rubbish 3 0.02%
Removal Of Victims From Elevator/Esclator 2 0.01%
Road Crash Rescue 1 0.01%
Rubbish Bin 32 0.17%
Rubbish Fire 215 1.12%
Rubbish, Refuse Or Waste - Abandoned Outside 213 1.11%
Scrub And Grass Fire 399 2.08%
Search 42 0.22%
Severe Weather 1 0.01%
Severe Weather And Natural Disaster 1072 5.58%
Simulated Condition (Incense, Candles) 10 0.05%
Smoke Detector Operated, No Fire - Ext Smke, Bushfires, Burnouts 23 0.12%
Sprinkler Water Pressure Fluctuations/Equipment Fault 53 0.28%
Steam Vapour, Fog Or Dust Thought To Be Smoke 4 0.02%
Storage Yars/Timber Yards 3 0.02%
Structure Domestic 1 0.01%
Telstra Lines 3 0.02%
Threat To Burn 1 0.01%
Transformer, Power Or Utility, Power Pole 34 0.18%
Tree Down 3876 20.17%
Tree Fire 111 0.58%
Trench Rescue 1 0.01%
Unauthorised Burning 31 0.16%
Unstable, Reactive, Explosive Material 1 0.01%
Vehicle Accident / No Injury 1536 7.99%
Vehicle Accident Rescue 456 2.37%
Vehicle Accident With Injuries 1201 6.25%
Water / Ice Related Rescue 29 0.15%
Water Or Steam Leak 6 0.03%
Water Removal 4 0.02%
Wind Storm 8 0.04%
Wrong Location 9 0.05%
Total Incident Responses for 2016-17 19213
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