Bariatric Patients

FOI Number: FOI23036

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Published on 14 June 2023


Ref: FOI/23036 


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. 


Could you please tell me how many call outs you received to move Bariatric or obese people from their homes or to rescue them during the following calendar years: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013? 

Would it be possible to reveal whether you were called to assist the ambulance service or the police, or whether you received a call directly from the person’s home? 

Would you be able to list the gender of the people you moved? 

Where possible – could you pleas reveal the age of the youngest and oldest person that you would called to assist? 


Please see attached data below: 

Please note we cannot with accuracy confirm who the caller was because this field defaults to ‘999’ unless it has been manually changed. 

However, based on how the incident was recorded, at least 94.5% of them were to assist ambulance or police, so it would suggest the call came from them rather than the individual. 

Please note in some instances the gender and/or age was not recorded. 

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Bariatric Patients
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