The Fire Service Emergency Cover (FSEC) toolkit uses formulae that relate response times to the loss of life and property in fires and special service incidents. These relationships were developed, mostly, using fire and incident data.

The draft report provides a summary of analysis completed to review and up-date response time – loss relationships used in the FSEC toolkit, specifically the response time fatality rate relationships used for:

The aims of the work were to use more recent data in order to develop up-to-date relationships for use in FSEC.

In addition, doubts have been expressed regarding the accuracy of the Other Building fatality predictions, specifically the response time-fatality rate relationship. Therefore, this re-analysis provided an opportunity to also explore whether another and more accurate approach could be adopted for Other Building fatalities.


You can view the report here.