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FOI / 3685 / 2017 - Incidents involving fireworks

Under the Freedom of Information Act could you please send me the following information :- The number of incidents involving fireworks being used as weapons against firefighters between January 1st 2015-October 31st 2017. If possible, the dates and times of those incidents. The number of fires caused by fireworks during those dates. There has been one reported incident in this time of an Attack on Firefighter using a firework as a weapon. This was on the 28th August 2015 where fireworks and laser pens were being directed on Fire Service Personnel. Unfortunately, the incident recording system we use (IRS) requires that details ofALL incidents attended are recorded. However, we do not break these down further than the categories, and therefore are unable to report on how many may have been caused by fireworks.