Emergency Calls Made by Students

FOI Number: 22022

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Freedom of Information

Published on 24 May 2022

Ref: FOI/22022 

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 

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information relating to the number of times emergency fire and rescue services have been called by students after the beginning of the pandemic. We are requesting information from every fire service in the UK.  

Emergency calls made by students:  

The number of times fire/rescue services in your region were called by a university student since the beginning of September 2020.  

The number of times fire/rescue services in your region were called by a university student between the beginning of September 2019 and the end of February 2020.  

Where emergency fire and rescue services attended scenes:  

The number of times fire/rescue services in your region attended a university student’s accommodation (including private property, such as student houses) since the beginning of September 2020.  

The number of times fire/rescue services in your region attended a university student’s accommodation (including private property, such as student houses) between September 2019 and the end of February 2020.  

The number of injuries (broken down into categories where the patient was attended to at a scene, where the patient was sent to hospital, and deaths) from such incidents since the beginning of September.  

The number of injuries (broken down into categories where the patient was attended to at a scene, where the patient was sent to hospital, and deaths) from such incidents between the beginning of September 2019 and the end of February 2020.  

Number of times emergency calls made by the general public, and times where fire and rescue services attended scenes: The number of times fire/rescue services in your region were called  by the general population since the beginning of September 2020.  

The number of times fire/rescue services in your region were called by the general population between the beginning of September 2019 and the end of February 2020.  

The number of times fire/rescue services in your region attended a scene since the beginning of September 2020 

The number of times fire/rescue services in your region attended a scene between the beginning of September 2019 and the end of February 2020. 

The number of injuries (broken down into categories where the patient was attended to at a scene, where the patient was sent to hospital, and deaths) from such incidents since the beginning of September.  

The number of injuries (broken down into categories where the patient was attended to at a scene, where the patient was sent to hospital, and deaths) from such incidents between the beginning of September 2019 and the end of February 2020.  

Reply 

Please see the document below. Please note that in relation to the student information part of the request, we do not differentiate shared student accommodation from other types of dwelling houses, and that we do not record the occupation or status of the caller. I have therefore supplied data relating to student halls of residence for the period requested. 

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 

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. 

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