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FOI / 3832 / 2018 - Fatal fires using telelcare call handling issues

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

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1. Please could you state the total number of recorded Fatal Fires involving Telecare call handling issues during each of the last 5 financial years (2013/14, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018). If it is possible within the cost and time limit, please could you provide some detail on the Telecare handling issues identified by the brigade in each fatal fire.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service does not record information on Telecare handling issues.

2. Please could you state the total number of fatalities as a result of accidental dwelling fires during each of the last 5 financial years (2013/14, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018) Financial Year ADF Deaths

2013/14 2

2014/15 1

2015/16 3

2016/17 6

2017/18 6

2a) For each of those fatalities (as a result of accidental dwelling fires), please could you state how many were people in receipt of some form of domiciliary care? Again, if it is possible within the costs and time limit please could you provide a further breakdown as to whether that domiciliary care was through a regulated provider or by informal means e.g. a family member, neighbour, friend.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service does not record information on domicillary care.