Bariatrics

Reference: 

949

Request detail: 

Hi there, 

I've seen a similar FOI request to another fire service and would like to get the relevant information from SFRS. 

Would you please be able to provide a yearly breakdown from 2014, to 2019, of how many incidents involving obese patients the fire service has been called out to each year.

In relation to the first question, would you also be able to state what makes an incident become classed under the obese category. 

If you could return this information to me via this email that would be much appreciated. 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find below the response to your request.

Year

Number of Incidents

2014

1

2015

0

2016

6

2017

5

2018

5

2019

9

 

SFRS identify an incident as bariatric/obese  by searching the Incident Recording System (IRS) for the following keywords (most which fall under the keyword ‘bariatric’):

bariatric
large male
large female
large man
large woman
large person
large lady
big male
big female
big man
big woman
heavy male
heavy female
heavy man
heavy woman
large patient
heavy patient

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Wednesday, 25 September, 2019

Responded: 

Monday, 21 October, 2019

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