FOI Request - Emollient products involved in fires responded to by your Fire and Rescue Service

Josh Salisbury made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service as part of a batch sent to 50 authorities

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County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Fire and Rescue Service (FRS),

I am researching the number of fires relating to emollient products.

Therefore, under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like the following information if held:

1) Since 2015, how many fires were responded to by your FRS in which investigators established or believe that an emollient product was either a primary or contributory factor in the fire? Please break this down year by year.

An emollient is a moisturising treatment applied to the skin, typically used to manage eczema or psoriasis.

Such products include - but are not limited to - Diprobase, Zerobase, Cetraben, and E45 creams.

2) What is the total number of fatalities recorded by your FRS in the incidents referred to in question 1 since 2015? Please break this down year by year.

I note in asking this question that statistics on the number of fatalities in emollient-related fires may not be held by your FRS in each or all of the years since 2015. However, please provide the fullest data you hold.

3) Since 2015, how many controlled fire tests on emollient products, or the interaction of emollient products with other products, has your FRS carried out?

By “controlled fire test”, I mean any exercise in which your FRS undertook to understand the flammability of emollient products or their interaction with other products.

4) For all of the controlled fire tests referred to in 3), please provide a copy of the report that ensued from each of those tests.

I understand some details of those involved in the tests may need to be redacted under S40 of the act.

If there are any questions about my FOI request, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email: [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Joshua Salisbury

Brigade HQ, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Good Morning

Thank you for your email. It has now been passed to our Information team.

Regards

Darlene Tait
Receptionist
Service Headquarters

Tel: 0191 3755550

Email:
[email address]
[email address]

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#Information Services, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Joshua

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 30 November 2020.

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

 

For your information, the act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.

 

Update March 2020 – Corona virus:  It's possible we'll take more than 20
working days to supply information for Freedom of Information Requests. 
The Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed
when CDDFRS staff have to prioritise other work to keep services running
during the Corona virus situation.  Thank you for your patience.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me on my details
below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Angela Harmston

System Administrator

 

Information Services

Tel: 0191 3755626

Email: [email address]

www.ddfire.gov.uk

 

Safest People, Safest Places

 

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Belmont
Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

 

 

 

 

 

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#Information Services, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Joshua

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Your request for information has now been considered and I am pleased to
provide you with the below information.

 

 

 1. Since 2015, how many fires were responded to by your FRS in which
investigators established or believe that an emollient product was
either a primary or contributory factor in the fire? 

2015 (Nil), 2016 (Nil), 2017 (Nil), 2018 (Nil), 2019 (Nil) & 2020 to date
(Nil)

 

 2. What is the total number of fatalities recorded by your FRS in the
incidents referred to in question 1 since 2015? Please break this down
year by year.

None

 

 3. Since 2015, how many controlled fire tests on emollient products, or
the interaction of emollient products with other products, has your
FRS carried out?

None

 

 4. For all of the controlled fire tests referred to in 3), please provide
a copy of the report that ensued from each of those tests.

N/A

 

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by contacting the Freedom of Information
Officer at the address below.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Telephone: 01625 545745 or 08456 306060 Website:
[1]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Angela Harmston

System Administrator

 

Information Services

Tel: 0191 9160218

Email: [2][email address]

[3]www.ddfire.gov.uk

 

Safest People, Safest Places

 

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County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Service Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

 

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From: #Information Services <[email address]>
Sent: 30 November 2020 16:43
To: [FOI #709794 email]
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI Request - Emollient products
involved in fires responded to by your Fire and Rescue Service

 

Dear Joshua

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 30 November 2020.

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

 

For your information, the act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.

 

Update March 2020 – Corona virus:  It's possible we'll take more than 20
working days to supply information for Freedom of Information Requests. 
The Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed
when CDDFRS staff have to prioritise other work to keep services running
during the Corona virus situation.  Thank you for your patience.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me on my details
below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Angela Harmston

System Administrator

 

Information Services

Tel: 0191 3755626

Email: [4][email address]

[5]www.ddfire.gov.uk

 

Safest People, Safest Places

 

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Belmont
Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

 

 

 

 

 

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