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FOI 4655 / April 2024 / Incident Percentages Fires v RTC's

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 – What percentage of call outs in Essex are fire related and how many are RTC.

Is it possible to pass on last year's figures?


Please find the figures below:

                                         Fire Incidents         RTC Incidents

Financial Year 2023/24   23%                        8%

Calendar Year 2023        24%                        8%


To give you more information on the other incident types, I have included a summary of entire incidents, see below:


                                         Fire Incidents         RTC Incidents       Special Service Incidents    False Alarm Incidents

Financial Year 2023/24    23%                       8%                            26%                                       43%

Financial Year 2022/23    30%                       7%                            23%                                       40%

Financial Year 2021/22    24%                       7%                            27%                                       42%


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