E-Bike / E-Scooter Incidents

FOI Number: 24003

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Published on 2 February 2024

WMFS OFFICIAL – NEW – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI24003 

Ref: FOI/24003 

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 

Q1) Between January 1st 2023 – December 31st 2023, how many fires were suspected of being caused by faulty e-bike or e-scooter batteries by your fire service? 

Q2) How many injuries occurred as a result of these fires? 

Q3) How many deaths occurred as a result from these fires? 

Reply 

This information is exempt under Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information intended for future publication. Details will be published by West Midlands Fire Authority at the following link when it is available which is the end of the financial year (end of April/early May 2024) 

https://www.cityobservatory.birmingham.gov.uk/@west-midlands-fire-service/e-biek-and-e-scooter-fires

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.  

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