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Bariatric Rescues

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Dear West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

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.?

I wish to be informed in writing whether you have such information and, if so, I seek the disclosure of that information. If the information is covered by any exemptions, please disclose such information as is not covered by the exemptions.

If you are considering charging for the disclosure of this information, please inform me before any work that would be liable to a charge is carried out.

Yours faithfully,

Rachael Venables

Information, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

Our ref: IM20180828-01

 

Date: 28 August 2018

 

Dear  Ms Venables

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

Thank you for your email dated 28 August 2018, which was received by West
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on 28 August 2018 , requesting the
following information:

 

“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.?”

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service acknowledges receipt of your
request and confirms that it will respond to you with the information it
holds, unless the information is covered by one of the exemptions in the
Act. We will respond to you as soon as possible, and in any event within
the 20 working days required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, in
the manner requested. Accordingly, we will respond with the information
that you have requested by 25 September 2018.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

Exemptions under the Act

Although you may request any information we hold, there are a few
exemptions under the Act that mean that we may not be able to disclose the
information you need. If we decide that we cannot release the information
requested, we will explain which exemption is relevant in this case.

 

If you have any queries, or wish to discuss any aspect of your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us on 01274 473787, quoting the
reference number provided above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Management Team

Corporate Services

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oakroyd Hall | Bradford Road | Birkenshaw | West Yorkshire | BD11 2DY

 

T: 01274 473787

 

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Dear Information,

Thanks very much for confirming the receipt of my FOI.

I appreciate that this is rather out of the ordinary, but ahead of the 20-day-deadline I wondered if I could ask for just one figure? That is, just the total number of rescues carried out by the service in 2017-18?

The reason I'm asking, is that we’re hoping to run this on air next Wednesday, so if there is any way that you are able to send that number over in the next few days, I would really appreciate it.

Many thanks for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Rachael Venables

Information, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear M Venables

I can confirm there were 13 incidents relating to Bariatric Rescues for 2017-18. Please can you confirm if you would still like the rest of the original data that you requested.

Kind Regards
Information Management Team

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