Cladding

Reference: 

975

Request detail: 

Dear FOI Officer,

  1. Please state the total number of times your fire service has attended a fire in a building that has exterior cladding* since 1 January 2015.  
  2. Please break down question 1 in the following time periods: a) 2015, b) 2016, c) 1 January to 13 June 2017, d) 14 June to 31 December 2017, e) 2018 and f) 2019 so far.
  3. Please break down the total in question 1 by type of building (i.e. residential tower block, hospital, care home, office building etc.)  
  4. Of the total number in question 1, in how many incidents was the cladding found to have been a contributing factor to the spread of the fire?
  5. Please break down question 4 by type of cladding (i.e. ACM, HPL etc.)

 

*If your fire service does not record ‘exterior cladding’ (or other such relevant term) as a searchable category, please run a free text search in your narrative log (and state this is how you have proceeded in your response).

Response detail: 

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

  1. Please state the total number of times your fire service has attended a fire in a building that has exterior cladding* since 1 January 2015.  4
  2. Please break down question 1 in the following time periods: a) 2015, b) 2016, c) 1 January to 13 June 2017, d) 14 June to 31 December 2017, e) 2018 and f) 2019 so far. a) 0  b)  1  c)  1   d)   0  e)   0  f  ) 2
  3. Please break down the total in question 1 by type of building (i.e. residential tower block, hospital, care home, office building etc.)  

DateOfCall

Special Construction

Item Responsible for Spread

Property Type

Incident Category

Floors Above Ground

21/02/2016

Cladding

Structural/Fixtures/Fittings - Internal - Internal fittings

House - single occupancy

Domestic Building Fires

2

27/03/2017

Cladding

Other - Wooden Battens and insulation

House - single occupancy

Domestic Building Fires

2

02/01/2019

Cladding

Wood - Other wooden

Bungalow - single occupancy

Domestic Building Fires

1

04/03/2019

Cladding

Structural/Fixtures/Fittings - Internal - Internal fittings

House - single occupancy

Domestic Building Fires

2

 

  1. Of the total number in question 1, in how many incidents was the cladding found to have been a contributing factor to the spread of the fire?  0
  2. Please break down question 4 by type of cladding (i.e. ACM, HPL etc.) Not Recorded - IRS records Cladding it doesn't state if it's external or internal Cladding.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Monday, 16 December, 2019

Responded: 

Friday, 10 January, 2020

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