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21112 – Primary fires where sprinklers are recorded

Ref: FOI/21112

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 28th September 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

Can you please provide a listing of primary fires where sprinklers are recorded as present and the fire outcome for the three financial years 2018/19-2020/21. To help us to conduct the research on the trend of sprinkler use and activations using the data can we ask that the dataset only includes the following data elements:

FRS Name (1.2)
Financial Year
Month of Incident
X Coordinate (to the nearest km)
Y Coordinate (to the nearest km)
Property category (Level 3) (3.2)
Property category (Level 4) (3.2)
Were there any active safety systems present? (7.11 – where data = Yes)
Type of active safety systems present? (7.12 – where data = sprinklers (1) or water mist (2))
Location of active safety systems in relation to fire (7.13)
Did the safety system operate? (7.14)
How many operated? (7.15)
Impact upon fire? (7.16)
Reason system did not function as intended (7.17)
Rapid fire growth (8.8)
Location of fire origin (8.14)
Building special construction description (8.18)
Fire size on arrival (8.20)
Extent of the area that is fire damaged (8.24)
Floor fire originated (8.30)
Number of pumps attending

Reply

Please see attached.

FOI21112
Incident data 1.0 Download

Please note:

The number of pumps attending, where it says 0 that’s because a BSV (Brigade Support Vehicle) attended, and they’re not pumping appliances. Please note the number of pumps may include reliefs for large incidents, which means they’re not necessarily all there at the same time.

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.

 

21106 – Incidents 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

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.

21073 – Barbecue Fire Callouts

Ref: FOI/21073 

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 

I would like to request a yearly breakdown of the number of times your fire service were called out to extinguish a barbecue, or were called out to tackle an incident caused by a barbecue (e.g. called to extinguish a fire in a park, beach or woodland caused by a barbecue) in 2020 and 2021.   

Reply 

The following summarises barbecue related incidents between 001/01/2020 and 30/04/2021 (we have yet to finalise/QA May 2021 incidents, so these have not been included). 

Between 01/01/2020 and 30/04/2021 WMFS attended 38 incidents where barbecues were recorded as the source of ignition or property type involved.  

  • 33 incidents required firefighting action by WMFS crews including use of main jets, hose reels etc.. 
  • 35 incidents occurred during 2020 (full calendar year). 
  • 3 incidents have been recorded during 2021 (Jan-Apr). 
  • 20 incidents were recorded as primary fires. Of these, 15 incidents involved dwellings, domestic garages, or private domestic buildings and structures (e.g. sheds) 
  • 18 incidents were recorded as secondary fires. Of these, 13 incidents were recorded as general (secondary fire) outdoor locations, 5 incidents were recorded on parkland. 

 

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. 

21093 – Fires attended at buildings with ACM cladding

Ref: FOI/21093

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 5th August 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

Please could you provide figures for:

1) The number of fires your crews have attended at buildings with ACM cladding (listed on the Government website) since 14 June 2017.

2) The number of fatalities caused by fires at buildings with ACM cladding since 14 June 2017.

Reply

Buildings over 18m with ACM.

  1. 1 fire
  2. No fire fatalities

Please note: WMFS does not maintain a database of buildings below 18 metres with ACM cladding.

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.

21050 – Incidents at Radford Road and Waterman Road Coventry

Ref: FOI/21050  

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 

Please can i ask under the foi the following;
What resources did you send to the following incidents in coventry
20/04/21 15:00 the grapes pub, radford road, coventry
21/04/21 19:30 factory fire waterman road coventry 

Please can i have the information to show resource call sign/station, time of dispatch, time of arrival at incident and time of clearing. Please can you include all officer and special resources information along with pumps and ALP’s thank you in advance 

Reply 

Please see document attached.  

FOI21050
Incident Details 1.0 Download

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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