FOI19133 – Flooding incidents June 2019

Ref: FOI/19333

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 25th September 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

a list of incidents attended by the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) in response to flooding calls for June of 2019.

Reply

Please see below,

FOI19122
Flooding incidents June 2019 1.0 Download

Please be aware:

– Only incidents in June 2019 have been included

– Only incidents where flooding is the named incident type have been included

– No over border incidents have been included

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.

FOI19131 – Incidents attended on Bonfire Night 2018

Ref: FOI/19131

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 23rd September 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

The total number of turnouts for each station during Bonfire Night 2018

Reply

See below, please be aware:

Mobilised does not mean the appliance attended the incident. The appliance may have been stood down while mobile.

  • All operational incident types have been included.
  • The data only includes mobilisations on the 5th November 2018.
Station Mobilised
Aldridge 3
Aston 9
Bickenhill 1
Billesley 7
Bilston 2
Binley 13
Bloxwich 5
Brierley Hill 10
Canley 4
Coventry 10
Dudley 11
Erdington 3
Fallings Park 5
Foleshill 16
Haden Cross 4
Handsworth 6
Hay Mills 13
Highgate 5
Kings Norton 1
Ladywood 13
Northfield 10
Oldbury 3
Perry Barr 10
Sheldon 14
Smethwick 2
Solihull 12
Tettenhall 1
Tipton 7
Walsall 9
Ward End 8
West Bromwich 9
Willenhall 1
Wolverhampton 9
Woodgate Valley 2

 

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.

FOI19127 – National Operational Learning

Ref: FOI/19127

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 16th September 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Has your service appointed a single point of contact (SPoC) for national operational learning (NOL), as recommended in the guidelines?

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has appointed a single point of contact for national operational learning

Request

If so, when were they appointed? If more than one person has held the position please indicate when the first person was appointed.

Reply

The single point of contact was appointed in October 2018

Request

How many learning incidents has your SPoC (or your FRS) shared through the national operational learning platform? 16

Reply

The SPoC has shares 16 learning incidents

Request

If you have not appointed a SPoC for learning please indicate why.

Reply

Not applicable

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.

19109 – Emollient cream

Ref: FOI/19109

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 13th August 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

In light of our work on this matter, we wish to understand how the warnings and advice produced because of our original research are now being implemented across Fire and Rescue Services.

Therefore, please could we request answers to the following based upon the December 2018 MHRA report on emollient flammability:

Has this information provided by the MHRA been implemented across your Fire and Rescue Service to advise staff?

Reply

No

Request

How has this been implemented? Please also provide details of any future intentions.

Reply

Guidance was issued in July 2016 to staff and also included in our Safe & well visits to people in their homes. We will review guidance in light of the document from MHRA DEC 2018

Request

Has this information provided by the MHRA been implemented across your Fire and Rescue Service to advise the public on how to use emollient skin products safely?

Reply

No

Request

How has this been implemented? Please also provide details of any future intentions

Reply

A leaflet was made available to the public in July 2016. We will review leaflet in light of the document from MHRA DEC 2018

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.

19085 – Aerial appliances

Ref: FOI/19085

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 5th July 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How many aerial appliances do you have and of this number how many are primary crewed and how many are jump-crewed?

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has 5 HPs/aerials including one reserve HP/aerial – All HPs/aerials are dual crewed in line with West Midlands Fire Services response model.

Request

How many stations other than those where the aerial is based are trained to operate an aerial appliance?

Reply

Currently, we do not have HPs/aerials trained individuals at other locations to where those resources are based.

Request

Are your aerial appliances mobilised just on request or are they also part of a Pre-determined attendance (PDA)?

Reply

There are no PDA which include HPs/aerials appliances. HPs/aerials will be mobilised on request of the Incident Commander or if the FC Operator deems necessary through dynamic mobilising assessment.

Request

Please may you provide a list of all incidents where an aerial was sent from the period of 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018. Please include the following:

Date/time
Home station
basic location of incident (not full address)
Incident type
Incident sub-type
property sub-type
time sent
time arrived
time left incident
duration at incident in minutes
type of use at incident (water tower, access, observation tower, rescue)
basic incident details (i.e. roof of derelict building alight)

Reply

Please see attached.

FOI19085
Incidents attended by Aerials 1.0 Download

Where there were several attendances by HPs/aerials at the same incident (whether the same returned or more than one was in attendance), there is one row per attendance. These are highlighted.

Also, it is not possible to ascertain what the HP/aerial was doing at the incident without reading and trying to decipher the entire log for each incident this would take us over the appropriate time limit, if you still require this information please let me know and I will issue you with a fees notice.

The ward the incident was in indicates it location

This includes incidents in other FRS areas, however we don’t have a lot of details on those.

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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