Pre-Determined Attendance

Reference: 

904

Request detail: 

I’m writing under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information:
1. For each of the years 2010 to 2019 please provide the following information from your Pre-
Determined Attendance plan in place at the time. In the absence of your own definition,
please take a high rise block to mean any building of a height above 18m as set out in Building
Regulations.
– the number of pumps overall required to attend a high rise fire
– the number of aerial ladders required to attend a high rise fire
– the number of Fire Rescue Units required to attend a high rise fire
2. For each of the years 2010 to 2019 please provide
– the average number of pumps available within the service
– the average number of aerial ladders available within the service
– the average number of Fire Rescue Units available within the service
3. If your PDA has changed during this period please explain the reasons for any change either by
way of a new statement or by disclosing existing documents.

Response detail: 

1.      For each of the years 2010 to 2019 please provide the following information from your Pre-Determined Attendance plan in place at the time.  In the absence of your own definition, please take a high rise block to mean any building of a height above 18m as set out in Building Regulations.

– the number of pumps overall required to attend a high rise fire – 2010 – 2019, PDA for “report of a fire” 4 pumps.

– the number of aerial ladders required to attend a high rise fire – 2010 – 2019, PDA for “report of a fire” 1 Aerial Ladder platform (ALP).

– the number of Fire Rescue Units required to attend a high rise fire – It is unclear what is meant by “Fire Rescue Units” and therefore under Section 16 of the Freedom of Information Act please provide clarification of this so we are can provide a definitive response to this query, please refer to our website which provides a list of appliances: https://shropshirefire.gov.uk/fire-appliances .  Additional resources sent as PDA for “report of a fire” in 2010 – 2019 are; Command Support Team, FAST (Firefighter Assistance Safety Team), Level 2 Incident Commander, Ops 3 Officer (Safety/BA Support), Group Manager (Command Support Officer).

 

2.      For each of the years 2010 to 2019 please provide

– the average number of pumps available within the service – 2010 – 2019, 28 Frontline Pumping Appliances.

– the average number of aerial ladders available within the service – 2010 -2019, 2 ALP’s.

– the average number of Fire Rescue Units available within the service – please refer to the above seeking clarification of ‘Fire Rescue Units’.

 

3.      If your PDA has changed during this period please explain the reasons for any change either by way of a new statement or by disclosing existing documents. – For the years 2010 – 2019 the PDA for “High Rise Fires” has remained the same but this is reviewed as a minimum annually.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Tuesday, 28 May, 2019

Responded: 

Monday, 24 June, 2019

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