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Public sector;Construction, housing and property
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Fire and accident protection

Updated

Next update

Not yet determined

Key figures

3 009

fires in buildings in 2016

Fire and accident protection, key figures
20162015 - 20162012 - 2016
Absolute figuer (NOK 1 000)Percentage changePercentage change
Gross operating expenditure
Totalt expenditures, function 338 og 3395 619 286827
338 Prevention of fires and other accidents1 089 303625
339 Preparedness for fires and other accidents4 529 983828
Net operating expenditure
Totalt expenditures, function 338 og 3394 090 308625
338 Prevention of fires and other accidents312 287021
339 Preparedness for fires and other accidents3 778 021725
Per 1000 inhabitantsPercentage changePercentage change
Man-years
Man-years, fire and accident protection per 1000 inhabitants0.69-14-18
Man-years, preventive measures against fires and other accidents per 1000 inhabitants0.230-4
Man-years, preparedness for fires and other accidents per 1000 inhabitants0.46-2-8
 Absolute figures
Activity
Total number of fires in buildings3 00913-24
The number of chimneys being swept last year574 586-9-24
The number of A-objects inspected last year11 655-26-37

About the statistics

The statistics show figures for fires in buildings and houses, and expenditure and FTEs for fire and accident protection for preparedness for fires and other accidents in the municipalities. The purpose of the statistics in this area is to show the relationship between data from municipal accounts and DSB's service data.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Man-year is not given a specific definition in the data source's guidance (Notice of fire protection).

A-object is defined as buildings for residence for a larger number of people where the fire may have more than the normal risk of loss of life.

Standard classifications

Not relevant

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Fire and accident protection
Topic: Public sector

Responsible division

Division for Health Statistics

Regional level

The smallest geographical level figures are published at is municipality. It is also published figures in municipality-groups (KOSTRA-groups), counties and the whole country.

Frequency and timeliness

Figures are published annually in KOSTRA on the 15th of March (unrevised figures) and the 15th of June (revised figures), the year following the reference year. Also national tables and an article which comments the figures are published in the weeks after the 15th of June publication.

International reporting

Not relevant.

Microdata

For more information about KOSTRA and its storage and use of basic data see KOSTRA’s website http://www.ssb.no/kostra/.

Own tables can be built from Statbank, http://www.ssb.no/statistikkbanken/.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics in this area is to show the relationship between data from municipal accounts and DSB's service data. This is one of the main objectives of KOSTRA. SSB has from 1999 published such data for KOSTRA municipalities. From the reference year 2001 the data is nationwide.

Users and applications

The statistics are important for the central government authorities, who need information, both for planning and for monitoring and evaluation of the local activities. Municipalities are also an interest group for statistics. They want to be able to compare prevention and preparedness for fire and accident protection at local and county level, and at the national level - and over time.

In a democratic society also various interest groups, politicians and individual citizens become important recipients of the information. Key users are the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning, Local Government and Regional Development, regional and municipal authorities, KS and other interest groups, researchers, media and the general public.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics can be viewed in connection with several other KOSTRA area. In addition, the same service data, included in KOSTRA, is published in its entirety (along with a much broader selection of data) at DSB's website (see www.dsb.no).

Legal authority

Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB) collects the service data and is therefore based on the directorate’s legal basis.

StatisticsNorwayreceives service data from the DSB for further development of official statistics under the Statistics Act (Act of June 16, 1989 No. 54) § 2-2.

EEA reference

Not relevant.

Production

Population

The statistics are based on the registration of preparedness and prevention of fire and accident protection in all municipalities, and municipalities with shared fire departments. DSB receives information from each individual fire departments as in processing of data will be distributed at municipal level.

Accounting data are collected through the municipal accounts through SSB.

The statistics include the following two functions (task areas) in KOSTRA:

  • Function 338 Prevention of fires and other accidents
  • Function 339 Preparedness for fires and other accidents

Data sources and sampling

The statistics of fire and accident protection are based on following data sources:

  • Annual electronic collected service data from all fire services/municipalities in the country. The Figures are reported to the DSB and includes preventive services "Notification of fire protection" and emergency services "Report on events."
  • Accounting Data are collected through the municipal accounts to SSB.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Service data are revised in its entirety by the DSB. If the SSB, during the production of KOSTRA data (including the assembling with figures from accounts), discovers peculiar cases in the figures, DSB will be informed.

The quality of the statistics depends on accurate information from respondents. In particular, this applies to the individual municipality reporting on inter-municipal arrangements, see the guidance to "Notification of fire protection", and the distribution of resources (here under wages) between KOSTRA function 338 and 339.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant.

Confidentiality

StatisticsNorway’s general rules for anonymity are being practiced.

Service data provides the basis for time series. The adaptations which have been made to KOSTRA, does not change this. From 2001 the statistics are country-wide.

Comparability over time and space

The statistics have been amended several times, but you can provide continuous time series for most of the key variables from 2001.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Service data are revised in their entirety by the DSB. If the SSB, during the production of KOSTRA data (including the compilation of figures by accounts), discovers peculiar cases in the figures, DSB will be informed.

The quality of the statistics depends on accurate information from respondents. In particular, this applies to the individual municipality reporting on inter-municipal arrangements, see the guidance to "Notification of fire protection", and the distribution of resources (here under wages) between KOSTRA function 338 and 339.

Revision

Preliminary figures are published in March, and final figures in June.

 

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