Emollient/paraffin creams – 17115

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A request for information about subject access request -17115

Ref: FOI/17115

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 on 30th October 2017

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  1. Between November 2 2016 and October 30 2017 how many fire deaths has your fire service recorded where emollient/paraffin-based cream was listed as a factor?

Reply

None

Request

  1. Between November 2 and October 30 2017 how many fire incidents were you called to in which a person was injured but did not die, where emollient/paraffin-based cream was listed as a factor.

Reply

None

Request

  1. Could you please state whether your incident reporting system contains a category specifically for reporting the presence of emollient/paraffin creams?

Reply

The IRS system does not have a category specially for reporting the presence of emollient / paraffin creams.

List of IRS reporting incident categories our published by the Department of Communities and Local Government which is freely available.   Please find link below to the incident recording taxonomy list:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/incident-recording-system-for-fire-and-rescue-authorities

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