Bariatric Rescues

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Request detail: 

1. I'd like to know how many bariatric rescues the fire service was called out to attend, for each financial year, from 2013 to 2018?

Could you divide all information, by financial year?

Also, if possible, could you provide any details that you can to these rescues - (e.g.) the location type, the rescue required, number of crews called or age of person attended to?

2. Can you also provide the amount spent by the fire service on bariatric-related training and equipment, divided by financial year?

If possible, can you again provide details - so models, hoists, lifting equipment etc.?

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please refer below:

 

1. I'd like to know how many bariatric rescues the fire service was called out to attend, for each financial year, from 2013 to 2018?

Could you divide all information, by financial year?

 

Also, if possible, could you provide any details that you can to these rescues - (e.g.) the location type, the rescue required, number of crews called or age of person attended to?

 

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet. Please note that we do not regularly record age but where it has been noted in the incident logs it has been included on the spreadsheet.  Please also note that because of the low number of incidents not all data has been provided (such as date/incident number) and is witheld under section 40 (2) of the FOI Act as disclosure would breach the first principle of the GDPR and also the Data Protection Act.  If provided, it would be possible to identify an individual, using additional information already in the public domain.

 

2. Can you also provide the amount spent by the fire service on bariatric-related training and equipment, divided by financial year?

 

None – Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has never carried out or provided any specific Bariatric Training, although all staff undergo basic manual handling training as part of their role.

In relation to equipment SFRS has never purchased or been provided with any Bariatric Rescue equipment.

 

If possible, can you again provide details - so models, hoists, lifting equipment etc.? N/A

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

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