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Conclusion








Merseyside ire deaths frequently exceeded 20 annually until 


the Home Fire Safety Check was introduced in 1999.





Accidental ire deaths are now consistently in single igures 


although each ire death is a tragedy.





The majority of victims who perished over the ten-year period 


were sole occupants (53 out of 80) and in 40 cases ignition 


was as a result of smoking.





The elderly are clearly more at risk as are those living in 


deprived areas, alcohol and drug misuse are also contributory 


factors.





It is possible to identify those at-risk groups and tailor 


approaches to target the most vulnerable individuals. The ire 


and rescue service needs more information about more of 


these people to continue to drive down ire deaths and injuries.




If you think you can help make your clients safer by 


sharing information, please contact 

informationsharing@merseyire.gov.uk



















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