Request detail: 

This is an information request relating to payments made to the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) by the Fire and Rescue service.

Please include the information for each of the following financial years; 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22:

How much is paid annually to AFSA
What services the fire service receives from AFSA for these payments

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.


I can confirm that Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service paid the following amounts annually to the AFSA:

2019/20 £900

2020/21 £950

2021/22 £1,000


The Service received the following services from AFSA for these payments:


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