20112 – Attacks on Fire Crews

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Ref: FOI/20112

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please provide the number of attacks on fire crews during 1 January 2019-31 December 2019 and 1 January 2020-30 November 2020 inclusive.

Please provide the date, nature of the attack and location.

Reply

Please see attached

Attacks on fire crews 1.0 Download

Request

If this does not take you past the 18-hour limit, please provide the numbers who needed any medical treatment or went on sick leave.

Reply

There were two violence related injuries, both in 2019 and neither resulted in time lost.

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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