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Fire Service Hoax Callers (FOI)

Fire Service Hoax Callers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 March 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I am attempting to find which areas suffer the most from hoax callers to the fire service in the UK.
How many call outs has the fire service attended for the years 2020 and 2021?
What were the reasons for the callouts for the years 2020 and 2021?
How many call outs were hoaxes?
How many fines were issued for these hoax calls? 


The Jersey Fire and Rescue Service attended 907 incidents in 2020 and 1064 incidents in 2021.
Reason for Callout
Number of call outs in 2020
Chimney Fires9
False Alarms
Primary Fires66
Special Services
The reasons for callouts in 2021 are not held and therefore Article 10 of the Freedom of     Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
The Jersey Fire and Rescue Service do not hold information relating to how many hoax calls they have received, therefore Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 
No fines have been issued for hoax calls.

Articles Applied

Article 10 - Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –
(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and
(b) the authority does not hold the information, it must inform the applicant accordingly.
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