The seven per cent increase was largely driven by bushfires, domestic, and vehicle collisions, and industrial and commercial.
The PRO expressed worry that despite the intensified fire safety measures adopted across the region, there were still incidents of fire outbreaks.
He attributed the phenomenon to among others, poor handling of naked fires, electrical faults, gas leakages and lack of adherence to safety education by many residents were the predominant causes of the fire outbreaks.
Over the same period, he said, domestic fires increased from 107 to 116, vehicular from 31 to 36, commercial, from 48 to 58, institutional from 11 to 17 and rescue rose from zero to six.
As part of some preventive measures, he said, the Service had increased fire safety education and training and premises inspections to stem the tide.
He advised the public to be extra careful when using fire and electricity and avoid overloading sockets and extension boards.
The public must also report fire outbreaks as quickly as possible for prompt response to effectively control to help save life and property.
They should also be extra cautious in dealing with fire outbreaks, saying it was unfortunate that people usually rushed to fire accident scenes without any precautionary measures and urged all to desist from the practice.
Nonetheless, he commended the Service personnel for their dedication and commitment to duty and celebrated all gallant personnel of the Service.