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FOI 4643 / February 2024 / Attacks on Firefighters

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.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – How many attacks have been made on fire fighters when on duty or on their way to an incident?

Could this be responded to with yearly data as far back as records go? (data from 2023, 2022, 2021, etc.)

2. What type of attacks are made? (i.e. harassment, verbal abuse, physical abuse etc.)

3. What types of incidents were being responded to during these attacks? (i.e. road traffic accidents, house fires etc.)

4.How many of these incidents were reported to the police? Was action taken?

Please find attached a spreadsheet containing the data in response to the above questions.

We hope you find this information useful.




Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data ( .

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website

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




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 or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.


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