Lithium-ion battery fires

FOI Number: FOI23061

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Published on 28 July 2023

Ref: FOI/23061

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST  

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 19th April 2023

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

How many firefighters have died as a result of lithium-ion battery fires between April 2022 – April 2023?

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0

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How many times have your firefighters come into contact with a vapour cloud?

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How many fires specifically in recycling centres or scrapyards they you encountered between April 2022 – April 2023 (excluding other waste fires)?

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There has been a total of 26 fires at either a ‘Scrap yard (metal and cars)’ or ‘Recycling centres’ between April 2022 and March 2023; this involves 11 incidents at Scrap Yards and 15 at Recycle centres.

Please note, the financial year for 2022/23 has not yet closed and therefore changes to the data may occur

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The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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