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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Bariatric Rescues

Reference No: 066/2014
Request Date: 21/06/2014


I would like to know how many times the service has been called out to deal with a bariatric assist over the last three years. This is when the force is called out to deal with someone who is overweight.

I would like the figures divided up on an annual basis.

I would like to know when this call was responded to, where they were called to and any details of the situation, including how many units were sent out in response and what equipment was used.

I would also like to know if the ambulance service was also called out to deal with the request.

Separately, I would like to know how much it costs for the service to go out on a routine call and how much it costs to deal with a bariatric call.


Please see attached spreadsheet

Please note:

  • We do not put costs per call out to the service.
  • The request for information regarding whether an ambulance has attended is based upon the stop message entered. Some messages state that an ambulance was in attendance however some do not state either way so we must assume that this is unknown.