LBC Request : Bariatric Rescues

Rachael Venables made this Freedom of Information request to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of a batch sent to 41 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Rachael Venables

Dear Dorset & Wiltshire 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

Hannah Buxton, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Our Ref: FOI 18 79

 

Dear Rachael

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding bariatrics. We
received your request on 31 July 2018 and we are dealing with it under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We will supply you with our
findings as soon as possible, on or before 29 August 2018.

 

If you have any queries regarding this request, please contact me
directly, quoting the reference number above.

 

Kind regards

 

Hannah Buxton

Information Compliance Officer

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

Hulse Road | Salisbury | SP1 3NR

Tel: 01722 691084 | [mobile number]

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Ref: FOI 18 79

 

Dear Rachael

 

Further to your email of 31 July 2018, which I have treated as a Freedom
of Information request, please find below the information that you
requested.

 

Query:

 

 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:

 

Please note, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
Service combined to form Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service on 1
April 2016.

 

Please see the attached Excel document called “Bariatric Incidents FOI 18
79”, which provides information regarding the number of bariatric
incidents by financial year, type of dwelling, age bracket and rescue
method. In addition to the costs listed for the purchase of bariatric
equipment, an additional £5,150 in staff training costs were incurred.

 

I trust this answers your queries, however, if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the
Information Management Team, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service,
Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
SP1 3NR within 40 working days of receipt of the original decision. 
Alternatively you can email [1][DWFRS request email] .

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. 
Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure at the Fire Authority.  The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 08456 30 60 60

01625 54 57 45

 

[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Hannah Buxton

Information Compliance Officer

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

Hulse Road | Salisbury | SP1 3NR

Tel: 01722 691084 | [mobile number]

dwfire.org.uk

@DWFireRescue

Podcast: DWFire

youtube.com/c/dwfire

facebook.com/DWFire

instagram.com/dwfirerescue

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confidential, legally privileged and protected in law. Unauthorised use,
disclosure, copying or distribution is prohibited. Please notify the
sender if received in error then delete it from your system. Opinions
expressed in this communication may not be official policy. Whilst every
effort is made to carefully choose websites that we may provide links to,
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service cannot guarantee the standards
of these sites. Virus Disclaimer: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
Service takes all reasonable steps to ensure electronic communications are
protected from virus infection but cannot accept any liability for any
loss or damage sustained as a result of software viruses. Intended
recipients are responsible for carrying out virus checking as is necessary
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