Incident and emergency response

Requests relating to operational incidents including statistics on attendance times.

Animal Rescues

Received: 

Monday, 3 December, 2018

Responded: 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

Request detail: 

I would like to request the following information:

I.                     A brief description of rescue incidents involving animals handled by the fire and rescue service, covering either 2018 to date, or the first three quarters of 2018 (whichever time window is more convenient).

Post Major Incident Training

Received: 

Friday, 30 November, 2018

Responded: 

Thursday, 27 December, 2018

Request detail: 

Please release the following information relating to post-major incident training: 

1. After the fire at Lakanal House on 3 July 2009, what training were your crews and / or Incident Commanders given on the following: 
a) the spread of fire over the external surface of a building;
b) fire that might behave in a manner inconsistent with the compartmentation principle;
c) when and how to change the "stay put" advice and institute a simultaneous evacuation of a block of flats.  

Bariatrics

Received: 

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018

Responded: 

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Request detail: 

1)      Have you made specific provision for the rescue of bariatric persons?

2)      Do you carry equipment for the rescue of bariatric persons? - Please send me a list of equipment needed.

3)      Do you have a policy in relation to the rescue of bariatric persons?

4)      Do you share information with other services regarding location and

status of bariatric persons?

5)      How many injuries to operational fire fighters have been caused by

rescuing bariatric persons?

Retained availability

Received: 

Monday, 19 November, 2018

Responded: 

Monday, 17 December, 2018

Request detail: 

Please accept my request for information under the FOI Act 2000.

Part 1

I would like the service to provide me with details of the Retained/On-Call fire appliances that have been off the run over the most recent 12 month period. 

Cedar Wood Cladding

Received: 

Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Responded: 

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Request detail: 

I am submitting this email in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. My submission relates to cedar wood cladding on residential properties in the private sector. I would be grateful if would please respond to the following questions:

Drones

Received: 

Monday, 12 November, 2018

Responded: 

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018

Request detail: 

1.            Do you have a drone?

2.            If not, are you in the process of obtaining one?

3.            Is your drone a shared resource with other emergency services?

4.            What was the capital cost of your drone?

5.            What is the anticipated annual revenue cost of maintaining your drone for

operational purposes?

6.            What are the crewing/ operating arrangements for ensuring the drone is

available for emergency incidents?

Bariatrics

Received: 

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

Request detail: 

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act.This request concerns the amount your service has spent on obesity.

1. Please state the number of bariatric rescues attended by your service in each of the last three financial years (including the current one). Please also provide the free text description of the incident held in your database.

2. Please state the gross amount spent by your trust on equipment to handle or rescue obese service users in each of the last three financial years (including the current one)

Animal Rescue

Received: 

Saturday, 3 November, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

Request detail: 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

 

1. How many times have the service been called out to rescue stuck pets in the last three years?

2. How many times have the service been called out to rescue other animals, excluding pets, in the last three years?

3. What are the strangest/most exotic pets the fire service has rescued in the past three years? (please give ten examples)

4. How many hours of fire service time has been spent rescuing pets in the last three years?

High Rise Buildings

Received: 

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018

Responded: 

Monday, 26 November, 2018

Request detail: 

I am currently carrying out a piece of work looking into Fire & Rescue Services emergency response to High-rise incidents. I am writing to ask if It would be possible to be sent copies of your policies and procedures regarding High-rise incidents and any statistics you posses regarding this area?

The purpose of this is to compare Fire & Services response to High-rise incidents and see how they vary from service to service and if any improvements could be made to increase efficiency when dealing with such incidents. 

Hydrants

Received: 

Thursday, 25 October, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Request detail: 

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Details, dates and locations, of all fire incidents (in 2016, 2017 and 2018) where your crews attending mentioned (verbal or written) that they experienced issues with low, or no, water pressure from the fire hydrant that was located closest to the fire.

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