The London Fire Brigade attends a range of non-fire incidents (which we call 'special services'). These 'special services' include assistance to other emergency services, including sometimes help with moving larger (i.e. bariatric) patients/people. Although the LFB does not explicitly capture and classify these types of incidents, we are able to identify them via the messages that are transmitted during incidents.
We routinely get asked for information about the number of such incident attended by the London Fire Brigade and this data is published on the London Datastore to assist those who require it.
The data is provided from January 2009 and is updated monthly. A range of information is supplied for each incident including some location information (postcode sector, borough, ward), as well as the data/time of the incidents.
The data we collect about these incidents does not routinely include any information about the patient or the nature of any illness, or the reason for assistance.
Please note that any cost included is a notional cost calculated based on the length of time rounded up to the nearest hour spent by Pump, Aerial and FRU appliances at the incident and charged at the current Brigade hourly rate.
The London Fire Commissioner is the fire and rescue authority for London and runs the London Fire Brigade.