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FOI / 3997 / 2019 - Incidents involving fire engines


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:

1) Please provide the number of incidents involving fire engines hitting pedestrians or cyclists broken down by calendar year for the last five years, including 2019 to date.

2) Please provide details of each incident, including:
a) the reported cause (i.e. reckless driving, adverse weather conditions etc.
b) whether individuals (including fire brigade staff and members of the public) were hurt and what their injuries were and/or if there were fatalities.

3) Please provide details of financial compensation to the individuals (including staff and members of the public) involved. If no compensation figure can be given for individual cases, please provide a total figure for the year.

 Final Response:

There have been no incidents involving Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Fire Appliances hitting pedestrians or cyclists during the past five years.

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.