Floods

Reference: 

560

Request detail: 

Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

We would like to know:

1) How many flood incidents did your fire and rescue service attend in December 2015?

2) How many fatal casualties were attributed to flood incidents in December 2015?

3) How many non-fatal casualties were attributed to flood incidents December 2015?

4) How many people were rescued by your fire and rescue service at flood incidents in December 2015?

We understand that these figures are held by the fire and rescue service as part of the electronic incident recording system (IRS), which are then reported to government. We would appreciate a table detailing the data in the following format:

2015       Incidents              Fatal casualties  Non-fatal casualties       Rescues          December                                                          

5) How many firefighters in your fire and rescue service are trained as:

Number of firefighters’ trained

Swift water rescue technicians (Type B teams)   

Swift water rescue teams (Type C teams)             

Water first responders 

Water Incident Managers            

6) How many and what proportion of your total firefighters have water rescue personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear during flood and water incidents?

7) How many boats does your fire and rescue service have that are suitable for flood rescue work?

8) How many boats teams does your fire and rescue service have?

9) Did your fire and rescue service deploy firefighters and equipment for cross-border flood work during December 2015? If so, which other fire and rescue services were assisted?

10) How many times and for how long was your control room operating at spate conditions due to flooding in December 2015? What was the estimated peak volumes of flood-related calls?

Response detail: 

Please see the attached document showing the response.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Sunday, 10 January, 2016

Responded: 

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

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