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FOI / 4068/ 2019 - Smoking related incidents

 

If 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 answers to your request in tables 1 to 4.

Final Response:

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you would supply me with the following information:
 
1) In your jurisdiction, how many fires occurred per annum from January 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2019 that were caused by smoking related sources such as cigarettes, cigars, tobacco etc?

Table 1 - Smoking related fires 2014 - 2018

Year

Cigarette lighters

Smoking materials

Total

2014

23

57

80

2015

21

65

86

2016

27

69

96

2017

31

66

97

2018

27

65

92

   

2) In your jurisdiction, how many fires occurred per annum from January 1st, 2006 to January 1st, 2011 that were caused by smoking related sources such as cigarettes, cigars, tobacco etc? 

Table 2 – Smoking related fires 2009 - 2011 

Year

Cigarette lighters

Smoking materials

Total

2009

21

96

117

2010

17

89

106

2011

13

87

100

 

Please note that our Incident Recording System (IRS) only records data from March 2009 onwards.

3. For each of the above answers, how many fatalities were caused by those fires? 

01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2019 = 5

01 Apr 2009 - 01 Jan 2011 = 4


4) For the answers to questions 1 and 2 how many of those fires occurred within a building?
 

Table 3 - Smoking related fires 2014 – 2018 within buildings 

Year

Cigarette lighters

Smoking materials

Total

2014

20

51

71

2015

14

55

69

2016

23

52

75

2017

25

56

81

2018

14

53

67

 

Table 4 – Smoking related fires 2009 – 2011 within buildings

Year

Cigarette lighters

Smoking materials

Total

2009

18

73

91

2010

13

78

91

2011

12

81

93

 

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