Fires and related incidents in Jordan (1996–2004)


Incidents in Jordan reported to the Public Fire Brigade during 1996–2004 involving fires are investigated. A detailed analysis of over 60,000 incidents covering all types of fire is presented. Statistical comparisons are made based on the type of accidents and the causes of fires are identified. The results obtained indicated that half of the total number of incidents are wildland and other 20% were residential homes. Children carelessness were identified to be the highest cause of fire incidents.