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Ref: FOI/21064 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST 

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 

Request 

Name and contact details (phone number & email) of fleet/transport manager? 

Reply 

With regards for the contact details of responsible persons, WMFS operates a single point of contact policy and callers are directed via HQ general contacts on 0330 058 9000. The call will be directed to the person with responsibility for the specific service. There is a direct email address for suppliers making sales enquires email: procurement.enquires@wmfs.net. Furthermore, guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is as follows: 

  • The presumption is in favour of protecting privacy, so the release of personal information will only be fair if there is a genuine reason to disclose. This involves a three-stage test. A public authority will generally have to satisfy itself that: 
  • There is a legitimate interest in disclosure; 
  • The legitimate interest can only be met, or fully met, by the disclosure of information which identifies individuals (i.e. the disclosure is necessary to that purpose); and, the disclosure would not involve unwarranted detriment to the individual’s privacy or other rights and legitimate interests. 
  • You can find out more about FOI exemptions from the Information Commissioner’s Office. This will explain which one or more of the FOI exemptions applies, and tell you how to appeal if you disagree with our decision. 

Request 

How many vehicles do you have on your fleet and the composition (number of cars, vans, HGVs and specialist vehicles, model etc.)? 

Reply 

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 fleet can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:  

https://www.wmfs.net/foi-entry/fleet-list/ 

Request 

Do you own a repair workshop (or use an adjacent one owned by a local authority)?
Current supplier/re-fitter of vehicles? 

Reply 

Yeswe have our own Technical engineering workshop (TEW). 

Request 

how many of these vehicles are fitted with run flat solutions 

Reply 

None of our Fleet have Run Flat solutions, we provide all our Vehicles with Spare wheels and tyres. 

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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