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Ref: FOI/19059


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 14th May 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I would like to know the date and time the first appliance mobilised to the last appliance time booked available for each Malicious False Alarm incident from 01/01/2014 to date.

I would also like to know the incident number for each of the occasions and the location of the incident by either station area, local authority area or postcode, whichever is easiest for you to retrieve in the time allowed.


Please see attached.

False Alarm Malicious Calls 1.0 Download

Incident numbers are classed as personal data and therefore attracts a Section 40(2) exemption under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Disclosure of the information may cause damage and distress to the individuals involved so would therefore be unfair to disclose it and contravene principle 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018. LSOA has been provided in lieu of address or easting/northing details.

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF