Types of Incidents 

Incidents are defined as:
  • Primary fires (FDR1)
  • Secondary fires (FDR3)
  • Special Service Calls (SSC)
  • False Alarms
  • Chimney

Primary fires (FDR1)

Property fires, for example: dwellings (including mobile homes and caravans); vehicles; schools; hospitals; outdoor storage, plant and machinery; outdoor structures (including post-boxes and bridges); forestry; and all fires that involve casualties, rescues or escapes. Does not include derelict buildings or derelict vehicles

Secondary fires (FDR3)

Non-property fires, for example: grassland; rubbish; single derelict buildings; single derelict vehicles

Special Service Calls (SSC)

These include: road traffic collisions (including the extrication of casualties); releasing/rescuing people/animals; dealing with spills and leaks; flooding incidents; water provision; and removal/retrieval of objects

False Alarms

These can be False Alarms with Good Intent (FAGI) – usually (but not exclusively) received from members of the public or other services; False Alarms with Malicious Intent (FAM) – hoax calls; or Automatic Fire Alarms (AFA) – caused by inappropriate activation of alarms


Involving chimneys within dwellings and other occupied buildings

               Contact Details

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
Forest View Business Park
CF72 8LX

Tel: 01443 232000
Fax: 01443 232180

Page Last Updated on 21/9/2011