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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Response to Medical Incidents

Reference No: 023/2014
Request Date: 19/02/2014

Request


We are collecting information about response to medical incidents (usually categorised as first-responding and co-responding) by the fire and rescue service. Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act. Specifically we would like to know:

  1. Whether any firefighters in your fire and rescue service respond to medical incidents:
    1. as first responders?
    2. as co-responders?
    3. any other arrangements (please specify)?
  2. If so, approximately how many firefighters are engaged in responding to medical incidents:
    1. as first responders?
    2. as co-responders?
  3. How many firefighters engaged in responding to medical incidents:
    1. are employed as retained (“on-call”) firefighters?
    2. are employed as wholetime firefighters?
  4. If firefighters are mobilised to medical incidents, do staff in the control room:
    1. process calls through the normal system?
    2. have a separate line?
  5. How many stations in your fire and rescue service mobilise firefighters to respond to medical incidents?
  6. Are there specialist vehicles used for responding to medical incidents?
  7. Do fire appliances carry defibrillators? If so, how many?
  8. How many medical incidents did the fire and rescue service respond to between April 2012 and March 2013?
    1. as first responders?
    2. as co-responders?

Response


  1. Whether any firefighters in your fire and rescue service respond to medical incidents:
    1. as first responders? No
    2. as co-responders? No
    3. any other arrangements (please specify)? No
  2. If so, approximately how many firefighters are engaged in responding to medical incidents:
    1. as first responders? N/A
    2. as co-responders? N/A
  3. How many firefighters engaged in responding to medical incidents:
    1. are employed as retained (“on-call”) firefighters? N/A
    2. are employed as wholetime firefighters? N/A
  4. If firefighters are mobilised to medical incidents, do staff in the control room:
    1. process calls through the normal system? N/A
    2. have a separate line? N/A
  5. How many stations in your fire and rescue service mobilise firefighters to respond to medical incidents? None
  6. Are there specialist vehicles used for responding to medical incidents? N/A
  7. Do fire appliances carry defibrillators? If so, how many? All (34)
  8. How many medical incidents did the fire and rescue service respond to between April 2012 and March 2013?
    1. as first responders? N/A
    2. as co-responders? N/A