Data required regarding balcony fires

Stephen Cole made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cleveland Fire Brigade

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Cleveland Fire Brigade,

Please supply me with data relating to fires on balconies on residential buildings in your area, as follows;

· How many fires involving balconies occurred in total between 1st August 2021 and 31st July 2022?

· In the same period, how many fires occurred where balconies where found to have contributed to the spread of the fire across the external walls?

· Please provide data on the causes of any fires that started on balconies in the period (ie; barbecue, discarded cigarette, electrical appliance fault, etc) and please provide the number of occurrences for each cause.

If your incident recording system does not include "balcony" as a recorded location, could you please perform a search on free text fields in your database for the term, as I have found in the past that this often returns useable data.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Cole

Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

Dear Stephen Cole,

Your request for information has been received and will be dealt with, within the statutory timescales.

Kind Regards
Freedom of Information Officer
Cleveland Fire Brigade
Training & Administration Hub
Endeavour House
Queens Meadow Business Park
Hartlepool
TS25 5TH
01429 872311

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Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

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Dear Stephen Cole

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing further to your email of 02 Aug 2022 where you requested the
following information:

 

Please supply me with data relating to fires on balconies on residential
buildings in your area, as follows;

 

· How many fires involving balconies occurred in total between 1st August
2021 and 31st July 2022?

 

· In the same period, how many fires occurred where balconies where found
to have contributed to the spread of the fire across the external walls?

 

· Please provide data on the causes of any fires that started on balconies
in the period (ie; barbecue, discarded cigarette, electrical appliance
fault, etc) and please provide the number of occurrences for each cause.

 

If your incident recording system does not include "balcony" as a recorded
location, could you please perform a search on free text fields in your
database for the term, as I have found in the past that this often returns
useable data.

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet in response to your request.

 

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Senior Head of Assets for this purpose. The request should be in writing
with the grounds for a review and sent to the Senior Head of Assets, at
the address below or email [1][Cleveland Fire Brigade request email]

 

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working days will be refused.  Please note this is in line with the
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complaints procedure provided by Cleveland Fire Authority.  The ICO can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

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Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF.

 

Should you have any queries or require any additional information, please
contact me on the details listed 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Cleveland Fire Brigade

Training & Administration Hub

Endeavour House

Queens Meadow Business Park

Hartlepool

TS25 5TH

01429 872311

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