20075 – Incidents and mobilisations data from 2009/2010

Ref: FOI/120075

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 24th August 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

I was wondering if your department possesses detailed incident and mobilisation data from 2009/2010 to present such as that of the London Fire and Rescue Services Department (LFB sample datasets can be provided reference) that I may acquire for my research project.

For example, incident data including:
• Incident number
• Date of call
• Hour of call
• Incident group
• Special service type
• Property type
• Incident station ground
• Deployed from station

And mobilisation data including:
• Incident number
• Date and time mobilised
• Date and time mobile
• Date and time arrived
• Attendance time seconds
• Date and time left
• Deployed from station (name)

Reply

Please note : We don’t give out the actual incident numbers but I’ve matched them in the two datasets, so incident number 1 in the incident data will match the mobilisation data for incident number 1.I’ve included all incidents within WMFS from April 2009 up to the end of the last financial year.

Please see attached.

Incidents:

FOI20075
Incidents Data 1.0 Download

‘Deployed from station’: this is already in the mobilisation data.

Mobilisations:

FOI20075.1
Mobilisations Data 1.0 Download

There is a small number of incidents without mobilisation data, this is either because they were in WMFS area but were attended by an appliance from another FRS only or because the data is missing from the database.

‘Deployed from station’: I can only provide the home station for the callsign, not whether this is where they actually were when they were mobilised, they could have been at another station or anywhere in the west midlands (e.g. training, doing Prevention work, etc), though it is likely they were at their home station. Where it says ‘n/a’ it means they were Officers.

A small number do not have a ‘home station’, this is because the callsign that is recorded against this incident is a generic one that is sometimes used for incidents happening on station, such as ring removals.

I have not included attendance time simply because what we call attendance time may be different from what the you may refer to (we use time assigned to time in attendance, but they could mean time of call to time in attendance). However It is easily calculated in an excel spreadsheet.

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.

 

20072 – Farm Incidents

Ref: FOI/20072

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 13th August 2020.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request information relating to callouts to farm fires for the past five years, from the beginning of 2015 to date

  • Date of event (ideally full date, but at least month and year)
  • Geographical location, e.g. postal area (as granular as possible without being disclosive of personal data)
  • Cause or suspected cause (if known)
  • Location of fire (ie domestic, agricultural building containing animals, out building not containing animals)
  • Whether farmed animals were involved
  • Types of farmed animal involved (cattle, poultry etc.)
  • Farmed animals killed (Y/N)
  • Number of farmed animals killed (exact number if known – although any quantification available would be useful)

I would appreciate the information as a list of events with the above information by month. If a detailed list is not available, summary information by month would be useful. Please provide as an Excel spreadsheet or compatible format.

Reply

Please find attached incident data in relation farm incidents.

Incident Data 1.0 Download

Please note:

  • The date range used is between 01/01/2015 and 17/08/2020

–     Data for the current financial year can change

We do not record information around animal involvement in a fire.  Therefore, the information in relation to “animals involved” is exempt under section 1 of the freedom.

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.

 

20063 – Incident Command Software

Ref: FOI/20063

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 31st July 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

I would like to request information that I believe should be available readily in relation to IT systems used within the organisation.

For your Incident Commanders software used in Incident Command Units, Gold, Silver, Bronze or other locations please supply the following:

 Supplier organisation name

 Product name

 Initial purchase date

 Initial cost of purchase

 Annual maintenance contract cost

 Renewal date for maintenance contract

 Service Level Agreement (response times, fix times etc, hours of support)

 Licences purchased/number of permitted installations

 Licences issued in perpetuity

Reply

Supplier organisation name – West Midlands Fire Service

  • Product name – Vega Command
  • Initial purchase date – N/A
  • Initial cost of purchase – N/A
  • Annual maintenance contract cost – N/A
  • Renewal date for maintenance contract – N/A
  • Service Level Agreement (response times, fix times etc, hours of support) – N/A
  • Licences purchased/number of permitted installations – N/A
  • Licences issued in perpetuity? – N/A

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

20074 – land on Reservoir Road, B23

Ref: FOI/20074

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 concerning land adjacent the Elwood Day Centre on Reservoir Road, B23 6DE

Request

Incidence of arson/ deliberate fire in the locality of this site, typically between 2 to 5 miles of the site at B23 6DE? (none in 20 years/ none in 10 years/ none in 5 years/ one or two small fire in the last 10 years/ one or two small fires in the last 5 years/ major fire in the last 10 years)

Fires in the other schools in the locality in the last five years between 2 to 5 miles of the site at B23 6DE? ( none in the last 5 years/ 1 in the last 5 years/ one or two small fires in the last year/ major fire in the last 5 years/ Major fire in the last 3 years)

Reply

Please see attached.

Incident statistics 1.0 Download

Request

Can you please advise where the nearest fire station is to B23 6DE? (within 1 mile/ within 5 miles/ over 10 miles)

Reply

The nearest fire station to B23 6DE is Erdington Fire Station which is 0.8 miles away

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.

20071 – Bournville Cadbury Club Fire

Ref: FOI/20071

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

In relation to the Bournville Cadbury Club fire in Birmingham please can you advise of the following in a table format

Station mobilised / vehicle type / arrival time / leave time

Please also include specialist appliances and officers

Reply

Please see attached.

Bournville Cadbury Club 1.0 Download

Please be aware:

  • The table only includes appliances, equipment and officers that were in attendance not when they were only informed
  • Officers are not linked to a station therefore there isn’t a station attached the attending officer

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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