Attacks on Firefighters



Request detail: 

For the attention of the Fire and Rescue Service.

Can I please request under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) The number of attacks on firefighters during operational (999) incidents in the years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (separate figures for each year please)

2) Copies of any official reports into incidents in 2018/19 in which a firefighter was seriously injured (a serious injury being one which required at least one overnight stay in hospital as an in-patient), with any private information redacted as required

3) In a spreadsheet file (e.g. an Excel or CSV file), statistics on the types of attacks on firefighters in the year 2018/19, broken down by area where they happened, as set out in the attached blank spreadsheet.

In terms of area breakdown, feel free to interpret this as Command area, brigade division, borough or any other manner that your fire and rescue service sub-divides the geographical area you cover.

If the above request cannot be met within time limits, please can you provide assistance and advice on how I may refine my request.


Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please see responses below and attached spreadsheet.

Information Released: 



Thursday, 8 August, 2019


Tuesday, 3 September, 2019