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Ref: FOI/20103

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 18th November 2020.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

  1. Cost of animal rescues in the year 2019/20

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. West Midlands Fire Service does not record cost of incidents.

However it is possible to calculate a notional cost for call out by applying the charging mechanism that is used to calculate special service call charges.

The cost of a Pump Rescue Ladder for a special service calls for 2019/20 is £469.20

If you wish to calculate a notional incident cost then this would per approximately one pump rescue ladder for one hour per call out.

We regular publish animal rescue incident data and it can be found on websites below:

https://www.wmfs.net/mdocs-posts/animal-rescue-incidents/

Further incident data can be found on website below:

https://data.birmingham.gov.uk/dataset/wmfs-incident-data-since-2009

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.

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