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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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There were 9,606 official incident reports completed by the Tasmania Fire Service in 2003-04. Of these, 44.1% were non-malicious false alarms. The most common genuine incident reported to the Fire Service was wildfire, which represented 22.6% of all incidents reported in Tasmania.


INCIDENTS REPORTED, Tasmanian regions(a)
Southern(b)
Northern(b)
North West(b)
Tasmania


Incident type

no.

no.

no.

no.

% of total incidents

2002-03

False alarm
Malicious
104
38
29
171
1.7
Non-malicious
2,177
1,234
677
4,088
40.2
Fire
Rubbish
270
113
78
461
4.5
Structure
423
201
170
794
7.8
Vehicle
394
90
59
543
3.3
Wildfire
1,601
790
423
2,814
27.7
Other
99
53
58
210
2.1
Incident
Hazardous materials
6
1
2
9
0.1
Rescue
235
54
117
406
4.0
Other
327
235
116
678
6.7
Total
5,636
2,809
1,729
10,174
100.0

2003-04
False alarm
Malicious
71
43
24
138
1.4
Non-malicious
2,153
1,307
779
4,239
44.1
Fire
Rubbish
243
112
87
442
4.6
Structure
391
216
173
780
8.1
Vehicle
331
95
72
498
5.2
Wildfire
1,186
611
378
2,175
22.6
Other
95
71
71
237
2.5
Incident
Hazardous materials
4
4
2
10
0.1
Rescue
236
105
121
462
4.8
Other
317
170
138
625
6.5
Total
5,027
2,734
1,845
9,606
100.0

(a) Details are based on reports completed at the time these figures were compiled. 2003-04 figures represent 97.7% of the 9,829 incidents received by the Tasmania Fire Service.
(b) All incidents are recorded by regions corresponding to the (03)62, (03)63 and (03)64 telephone directory areas. For detail refer to the Map of Tasmanian Telephone Directory Areas.

Source: Incident reporting system, Tasmania Fire Service.


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