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Keeping safe

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service responds to more special service calls than any other incident type. They make up 36% of all incidents attended which is higher than the national average of 28%.

Fires make up 29% of the incidents we attend in comparison with 32% nationally. The service attends far fewer false alarms than the national call profile, 35% in Cornwall in comparison with 40% nationally.

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Last year the service responded to 5,504 incidents which is 11% lower than the previous year. There has been a rise in the number of fires over the last year and an increase in false alarms.

In 2018/19 the number of special service calls reduced in comparison with the previous year. During 2018/19 the service saw an increase in road traffic collisions, human rescues, deliberate secondary fires, accidental vehicles fires and wildfires. While the number of co-responder incidents, medical incidents, accidental dwelling fires, flooding and non-domestic fires went down. The number of collaboration incidents attended stayed broadly the same as in 2017/18.

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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is responsible for a wide range of services that help make Cornwall safer. Our wide remit is delivered through a range of Prevention, Protection and Response services, which are explained in our Service Plan. 

Our aim is to reduce the number of preventable fires, fire and road related deaths and injuries in and outside the home in line with national targets, by promoting a greater awareness and improving attitudes towards community safety.

View the Community Risk and Reduction Strategy 2019-22

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Find out about a range of community safety information which includes:

  • Crime prevention,
  • Domestic violence,
  • Hoarding,
  • Cornwall Community Resilience Network, 
  • Public risk register 
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