19165- Initiatives for health and wellbeing

Ref: FOI/19165

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 11th December 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please can you send me any of West Midlands Fire Service initiatives for health and wellbeing for their staff members including any initiatives, policies/procedures, or support given to those suffering stress and mental health related problems? Please include details of any external support purchased

Reply

Please see attached for West Midlands Fire service initiatives.

FOI19165
Standing order 16/02 1.0 Download

 

Please find below list of external support.

Working Minds,

Aquarius, Hobson Health, BHSF for our EAP,

Via Vita for an annual wellbeing programme,

Global Challenge,

Numerous sports and welfare facilities

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.

 

19105 – Assaults on Fire Fighters 2014-2019

Ref: FOI/19105

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 8th August 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

The number of attacks on firefighters during operational (999) incidents in the years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (separate figures for each year please).

In a spreadsheet file (e.g. an Excel or CSV file), statistics on the types of attacks on firefighters in the year 2018/19, broken down by area where they happened, as set out in the attached blank spreadsheet.

In terms of area breakdown, feel free to interpret this as Command area, brigade division, borough or any other manner that your fire and rescue service sub-divides the geographical area you cover.

Reply

Please see attached.

Figures for attacks on Firefighters 1.0 Download

Request

Copies of any official reports into incidents in 2018/19 in which a firefighter was seriously injured (a serious injury being one which required at least one overnight stay in hospital as an in-patient), with any private information redacted as required

Reply

We define official report under RIDDOR and the HSE definitions and by release them reports would contravene the 6 principle of the Data Protection Act 2018.  Therefore, this information is this is exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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.

17072 – Assaults on Fire-fighters in Coventry

Ref: FOI/17072

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 on 2nd July 2017.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

In the last two years how many times have firefighters working in Coventry been subject to abuse from the public?
In each case which area of the city did the abuse take place and which category did it fall into eg physical abuse, verbal abuse
If possible I would like the information by e mail.

Reply

Please see attached.  FOI17072

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to 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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