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EIR1645 / October 2023 / Lithium Battery Fires

Our ref: EIR1645

2nd October 2023

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 - As a freedom of information request, please provide data regarding the number of lithium battery related fires you have recorded.

Specifically, please provide: - Annual totals for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and so far in 2023 -

Those annual totals split by the type of lithium device involved (such as e-bike, ecigarette, e-scooter). -

Those annual totals split by the number of related injuries or fatalities

Please see attached spreadsheet containing the information requested.

We hope this information is useful to you.

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Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data (essexfire.gov.uk) .

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website http://transparency.essex-fire.gov.uk/.

All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process

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Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request

.If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review.

Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to informationgovernance@essex-fire.gov.uk or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications


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