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FOI 4538 / January 2023 / Incident Data

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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 – Please disclose details of all fire false alarms attended by ECFRS by reason for false alarm for the years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 (so far).

Please provide the breakdown by all categories (malicious, due to apparatus, good intent) as well as by all sub-categories too (eg. due to apparatus - cooking/burnt toast, good intent - burnt toast/food). I have attached a spreadsheet for your reference and further explanation if necessary.

Please see attached PDF with details of all fire false alarms for the requested years and categories.


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