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Ref: FOI/21106

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 31st August 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

Please could you supply me details of incidents that the fire service have attended in 2017-2018-2019 And 2020 with the following information

Date and Time of Call

Appliances Attended (With the name of the station it came from) Callsigns Specialist Vehicles (HVP, EPU etc.) End Time (stood down) Stations Ground Number of Personnel Type of Incident Location (Place / Town/County) Premises Type Outcome (Primary / Secondary) What Equipment was Used at the incidents

Reply

Please see attached.

FOI21106
Incident data 1.0 Download

For your information “stood down” actually means “did not attend incident”. Therefore, the time the appliance left incident has been used for the end time.

Please note:

WMFS are unable to supply actual incident numbers.  Therefore, an anonymous reference number has been assigned to each incident. These relate to the same incident on both tabs and therefore the data can be combined using a lookup formula.

Due to the way data is recorded, stored, and retrieved, duplication may occur if both appliance-based equipment (blue headings) and miscellaneous equipment (green heading) are used at the same incident on equipment tab.

For example, incident reference number 7 shows three separate miscellaneous items were used and results in the duplication of the number BA and hosereels used.  In this case only 4 BA and 1 hosereel was used, and not 12 BA and 3 hosereels.

Please note in some incidents no equipment was used. These incidents do not feature on this list.

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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