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FOI / 4409 / 2022 / Forest Fires




Our ref: FOI4409

26 May 2022


Dear Sir/Madam,

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.

Please see below the answer to your request.


Questions and final response:

Question 1 - I would like you to provide me with the number of callouts the service has attended relating to grass, woodland, forest, or crop fires during the financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 respectively.

For each of these incidents in each of these years, I would also like you to provide me with the total number of hours spent at these fires (incident time).

If possible, I would like the data returned to me in a spreadsheet format.

The number of callouts and hours are calculated per appliance, so if two pumps attended for two hours each, that would be 2 'callouts' and 4 'time on scene'. Please see the spreadsheet to see the information.

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