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EIR1707 / March 2024 / Incidents/Outreach for People Living with Dementia

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Question 1 - I am exploring fire risk for people living with dementia and any initiatives in place to reduce risk for this group. I wondered if you could share with me the number of fire incidents you attended which involved people living with dementia in the last reporting year?

Please see table below for the results:

Fire incidents attended by ECFRS involving people living with Dementia - 2021 to 2024 (present day)

Type of incident

Year                  False Alarm      Fire      Special Service Incident      Yearly Total

2021                       5                      1                            3                                 9

2022                       1                      1                                                               2

2023                       4                                                    2                                 6         

2024                                               1                                                               1

Total                        10                    3                            5                                18


Question 2 - Do you have any strategies or policies in place regarding people living with dementia?

Yes, please use this link which shows how we support people living with Dementia in Essex.

There are further links on our site, including: A

re you involved in a business that caters for people with dementia? | Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (


We hope this information is useful to you.




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