Bariatric Rescues – 15134

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A request for the number of rescues of obese people by firefighters.

Ref: FOI/15134

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 19thOctober 2015

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Do you have data about how many obese people have been rescued by firefighters in the West Midlands this and last years? And do you have this data by regions within the West Midlands?

Reply

Table by Borough for Bariatric incidents 1.1.10  to 31.10.15

Birmingham Coventry Dudley Sandwell Solihull Walsall Wolverhampton total
2014 5 2 1 2 0 1 1 12
2015 6 1 0 2 1 1 1 12
11 3 1 4 1 2 2 24

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