Bariatric rescues – 16040

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A request for information about the number of times WMFS has been called out to help paramedics move overweight individuals.

Ref: FOI/16040


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 23rd March 2016.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


The total number of times firemen have been called out to help paramedics move overweight individuals.

I would like this information broken down annually from January 2011 until the time my request is answered.


Please see attached. FOI16040- Bariatric rescues

Please note we refer to our operational crews as firefighters not firemen.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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