19080 – Incident attendance over the border

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Ref: FOI/19080

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 26th June 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Hello there, i am looking for the following information:

How many incidents did West Mids FS attend over the border for Warwickshire FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much

How many incidents did West Mids attend over the border for Shropshire FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much

How many incidents did West Mids attend over the border for Staffordshire FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much

How many incidents did West Mids attend over the border for Hereford and Worcester FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much.

Reply

For the period 01/04/2018 to 31/03/2019, WMFS attended 499 over border incidents:

  • WMFS to Hereford and Worcester FRS- 91 incidents
  • WMFS to Shropshire FRS- 11 incidents
  • WMFS to Staffordshire FRS- 306 incidents
  • WMFS to Warwickshire FRS- 91 incidents.

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning cost paid by the above fire services can be found on their website at the following link:

Request

On how many occasions have other services attended incidents in the West Midlands service area
What costs are incurred for other services attending incidents within the West Midlands service area?

All of the information required is for the financial year 2018-2019

Reply

For the same period, there were 17 incidents where OB FRS attended within the WFMS area which were as follows:

  • Warwickshire FRS to WMFS- 16 incidents
  • Hereford and Worcester FRS to WMFS- 1 incident

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our costs can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

Transparency link:

https://www.wmfs.net/your-fire-service/openness/documents/

To down load the data please choose an year, once the excel spreadsheet has been downloaded choose an month, then highlight the top row of the sheet and then from the “data” option on top of screen choose “filter” option, from “Expenditure Category”

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