Malicious Fire Alarms in Schools

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825

Request detail: 

Please provide me with the following information. 
1) The number of times your fire and rescue service has been sent to hoaxes and malicious false fire alarms in schools for each of the last five financial years (2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14). Please, can you also include the type of malicious false fire alarm if you record it (for instance, call, activation of a fire point/alarm etc)? 

2) If possible, the estimated cost of attending these hoaxes and false fire alarms in schools, for each of the last five financial years (2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14). 

3) the number of times your fire and rescue services attended genuine emergencies in schools for each of the last five financial years (2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14).   

If/where possible, please provide me with details (for instance if your service attended the call, what happened etc) and the name of the school (for both questions). 

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Please refer to the attached spreadsheet. Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service does not record the cost of attending hoaxes and false fire alarm incidents, however an indicative cost could be calculated based upon the equivalent of the special services charges tariff for 2017/18 (please follow the link) https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/meeting/agenda/annual-review-charges-s...  

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Wednesday, 22 August, 2018

Responded: 

Monday, 17 September, 2018

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