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EIR 1689 / February 2024 /Battery Chargers

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 - eBike safety. Your web site indicates fire risk arising from 1) charging 2) buying kits from fulfilment sites without CE and UK safety standards being met 3) storage. Do you know how many eBike fires attended involved kits from fulfilment sites?

Please see attached spreadsheet containing data for E-Bike incidents that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service have attended in the previous two years.

There is no reference in these incidents to kits without CE/UK safety standards purchased from fulfilment centres.

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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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