Friday, 10 October 2014

600% Increase in Fire Deaths in West Sussex

Well it just gets worse. During the 'consultation', the Chief Fire Officer made various claims including, "fire services have significantly reduced the number of people killed in fires". Well, not in West Sussex! Between 2008-09 and 2012-13 there was an 11% drop in fire deaths in England, but a 600% increase in West Sussex.

“In the last five years we have reduced the levels of risk considerably across the county.” I very much doubt the friends and relatives of the 20 people who died in fires during those five years would agree. These graphs tell a very worrying story.

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