Forest Fires

Reference: 

896

Request detail: 

Dear Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service,

I request information on the following please:

- Causes for forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

- Number of forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 caused by disposable BBQs

- How many logged forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

- How much spent tackling forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Response detail: 

Dear Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service,
I request information on the following please:
- Causes for forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 - please refer to the attached spreadsheet.

- Number of forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 caused by disposable BBQs - a search of our Incident Recording System has revealed there were no incidents caused by disposable BBQs in the years requested.

- How many logged forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 - please refer to the attached spreadsheet.

- How much spent tackling forest fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015  - Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service does not record the cost of attending forest fire incidents, however an indicative cost could be calculated based upon the equivalent of the special services charges tariff for 2019/20 (please follow the link)https://shropshirefire.gov.uk/special-services-charges-201920 which gives you the cost per hour for the type of vehicle that attended, which you can use to calculate the cost by using the turnout attendance duration attended multiplied by the number of vehicles.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Monday, 29 April, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 28 May, 2019

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