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FOI / 3995 / 2019 - School Fires 2014 - 2019


Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Initial Request:

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist with this request I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

1. How many fires have Essex County Fire and Rescue Service attended in schools in the last five years (2014 to present)?

I would like the information broken down by school type (preschool/ nursery, primary school and secondary school), name of school and date fire service attended.

2.  How many of the schools attended for fires had sprinkler systems installed?

Please include the name of the school, school type and date attended.

Final Response:

Please see attached Excel spreadsheet.

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 addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications.

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is 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 & Rescue Service.


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