e-bikes and e-scooters



Request detail: 

As part of our efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by electricity in the UK, we are putting together a report on e-scooter and e-bike safety. The information gathered will be used by our public affairs, media, and technical teams to drive campaigns and research for improvement in the safety associated with fire risk.

We are contacting you to see if your fire and rescue service is monitoring the data for fires caused by e-bikes and e-scooters in the past two years (2022 and 2021) and if you'd be willing to share this data to inform our work and ensure that the public are educated on the risks these devices pose. 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your email. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service does not currently monitor data from fires caused by e-bikes and e-scooters, however we do collect data from all incidents in our Incident Recording System (IRS). Some examples of the type of data we collect are in the following Freedom of Information requests which are published on our website. These all relate to specifically to e-bikes and e-scooters:  

E-Scooter Fires | Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

e-scooter and e-bike fires | Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

E-Scooter Fires Fatalities/casualties | Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

E-bikes | Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Our Freedom of Information disclosure log is published here: FOI disclosure log | Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

If you would like request any specific data from our IRS please let me know. The types of data we record in the IRS are published here: Fire statistics guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). You may already be aware that the Home Office also publish Fire and Rescue Service incident data regularly here: Fire statistics data tables - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Please also refer to our Community Risk Management Plan 2021-2025: Community Risk Management Plan 2021-2025 | Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

I have passed your email to our Prevention and Protection Department who will also be in touch. This department oversee our community based work across Shropshire. Further information about the current work this department undertake can be found on our website here: Safety at Home | Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

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