RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 28th August 2020
Please find below a summary of our findings.
- An up-to-date fleet list including the following information:
- Vehicle type (i.e. water tender, turntable ladder etc.)
- Call sign
- Home station or department
- Age of vehicle (or year brought into service)
- Fleet number
Please see attached.
Please note information related to registration and fleet numbers is
exempt under Section 38 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as
disclosing this information is likely to endanger individual fire service
personnel. These identifiers specifically identify individual resources
that may respond to incidents related to community resilience or counter
terrorism with other agencies. By publishing registration could expose
vulnerabilities in resilience arrangements and thus endanger fire-fighter
safety. It is acknowledged that these could be collected by the requester
visiting each station separately but this would require significant effort
on behalf of the requester.
Please confirm whether there are any vehicles currently on order or awaiting delivery from suppliers.
The following Vehicles are on order and awaiting delivery 5 “B” Type Fire Appliances, 13 Ford Transit Connect 5 seater Crew Vans, 2 Ford Transit Vans, 1 Mercedes Sprinter van.
Please list any vehicles that have been disposed of or sold in 2019 or so far in 2020.
Please see attached.
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: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.