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Report of Operations 2007-08 - Operations Performance Analysis

Online Fire and Incident Reporting System (FIRS) and performance analysis was further extended this year to include:

The 'hectares burnt' report was expanded to allow for comparison between multiple years and 'SDS reporting' now provides drill-down functionality to display individual incident and appliance details. Many of these reports have been linked to the Section 29 reporting to provide further evidence of automatic data provided. These reports are available to CFA staff and brigade management teams in varying formats and are also available online to volunteers and staff.

Dollar Loss (from Structure Fire) Report

Table 13 shows total and median dollar loss for structure fires attended. The data is extracted from estimates included in completed primary fire reports by individual brigades.

Table 13. Estimated Dollar Loss from Structure Fires 2007-08

CFA Area No. Structure Fires Structure Fires
with Loss Value
Total Dollar Loss Median Dollar Loss
South West 113 47 $3,078,020 $6,250
Barwon Corangamite 356 189 $9,413,470 $15,000
Westernport 841 431 $29,781,147 $4,000
Gippsland 288 139 $6,107,690 $36,750
Yarra 371 206 $12,201,232 $5,000
Outer Metro Norwest 363 181 $12,904,260 $4,000
Midlands-Wimmera 278 123 $6,767,220 $45,400
North West 303 144 $8,714,250 $23,500
North East 348 193 $15,508,400 $38,000
Total 3261 1653 $104,475,689 $5,000

Containment to Room of Origin (Structure Fire) Report

Table 14 shows the total number of structure fires per area and summarises the number of incidents allocated to each of the flame damage categories in the fire reports. It then shows the percentage confined to room of origin.

Table 14. Structure Fire4 Containment to Room of Origin 2007-08

CFA Area 0 - Extent of damage undetermined 1 - Confined to the object of 2 - Confined to part of room or 3 - Confined to room of origin 5 - Confined to the floor of 6 - Confined to structure of origin 7 - Extended beyond 8 - No damage of this type/not applicable 9 - Extent of damage not classified Total Structure Fire Incidents Per cent Confined to Room Of
South West 0 9 19 6 1 21 3 6 0 65 62%
Barwon Corangamite 1 42 58 56 1 68 20 12 1 259 65%
Westernport 5 146 141 88 14 153 29 49 4 629 67%
Gippsland 4 24 46 21 3 75 17 8 1 199 51%
Yarra 7 32 78 32 5 69 17 26 1 267 64%
Outer Metro Norwest 2 33 72 40 2 66 18 30 1 264 66%
Midlands-Wimmera 2 24 45 30 3 61 15 8 2 190 57%
North West 1 25 45 30 1 77 15 7 0 201 54%
North East 1 25 55 41 4 84 20 4 2 236 53%
Total 23 360 559 344 34 674 154 150 23 2310 61%

4 The determination of structure fires in the 'Containment to Room of Origin' report refers only to building fires. The 'Dollar Loss' report also includes building fires confined to a container, for example a chimney or cooking equipment, and hence shows a larger total number of structure fire incidents.

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