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FOI / 3679 / 2017 - Emollient/paraffin based creams

I would like to make a request under the terms of the freedom of information act.
I would like to request the following:

1. Between November 2 2016 and October 30 2017 how many fire deaths has your fire service recorded where emollient/paraffin-based cream was listed as a factor?
Please could you provide details of each incident, including the date it happened, the age of the victim and a brief description of the circumstances.
For example if the victim was in a bed and lit a cigarette which caused emollient skin cream to catch fire, please state that.

2. Between November 2 and October 30 2017 how many fire incidents were you called to in which a person was injured but did not die, where emollient/paraffin-based cream was listed as a factor.
Again could you please provide details.

3. Could you please state whether your incident reporting system contains a category specifically for reporting the presence of emollient/paraffin creams?

It has been difficult to narrow down any incidents where an individual has been injured/fatally injured where the cause involved emollient skin creams.

After searching our Incident Recording System from the dates you specified in your request for any fires involving ?injuries, fatalities and flammable liquids/solids the result is no returns.

In answer to question 3, our reporting system does not contain a category specifically for reporting the presence of emollient / parafin ? based cream.

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