foi-entry/19088/

Ref: FOI/19088

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

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

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please find attached in the excel document the specific questions that we are requesting information for. Under the Act the ten questions we are looking to find statistics for are the following:

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have you attended between 1st July 2014 – 30th June 2015?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have you attended between 1st July 2015 – 30th June 2016?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have you attended between 1st July 2016 – 30th June 2017?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have you attended between 1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have you attended between 1st July 2018 – 30th June 2019?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have been reported between 1st July 2014 – 30th June 2015?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have been reported between 1st July 2015 – 30th June 2016?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have been reported between 1st July 2016 – 30th June 2017?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have been reported between 1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018?

How many incidents involving carbon monoxide have been reported between 1st July 2018 – 30th June 2019?

Reply

Please find below table with information requested.

Date range reported attended
1st July 2014 – 30th June 2015 114 103
1st July 2015 – 30th June 2016 184 177
1st July 2016 – 30th June 2017 187 174
1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018 178 170
1st July 2018 – 30th June 2019 188 179

 

This is the number of incidents where the ‘initial incident type’ contained the words “carbon monoxide”; not all carbon monoxide related incidents will be included, but it is the only way we have to identify them.

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.

Over border incidents attended by WMFS-19080

Ref: FOI/19080

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 26th June 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Hello there, i am looking for the following information:

How many incidents did West Mids FS attend over the border for Warwickshire FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much

How many incidents did West Mids attend over the border for Shropshire FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much

How many incidents did West Mids attend over the border for Staffordshire FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much

How many incidents did West Mids attend over the border for Hereford and Worcester FRS
If so was there any income generated for WMFS and how much.

Reply

For the period 01/04/2018 to 31/03/2019, WMFS attended 499 over border incidents:

  • WMFS to Hereford and Worcester FRS- 91 incidents
  • WMFS to Shropshire FRS- 11 incidents
  • WMFS to Staffordshire FRS- 306 incidents
  • WMFS to Warwickshire FRS- 91 incidents.

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning cost paid by the above fire services can be found on their website at the following link:

Request

On how many occasions have other services attended incidents in the West Midlands service area
What costs are incurred for other services attending incidents within the West Midlands service area?

All of the information required is for the financial year 2018-2019

Reply

For the same period, there were 17 incidents where OB FRS attended within the WFMS area which were as follows:

  • Warwickshire FRS to WMFS- 16 incidents
  • Hereford and Worcester FRS to WMFS- 1 incident

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our costs can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

Transparency link:

https://www.wmfs.net/your-fire-service/openness/documents/

To down load the data please choose an year, once the excel spreadsheet has been downloaded choose an month, then highlight the top row of the sheet and then from the “data” option on top of screen choose “filter” option, from “Expenditure Category”

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.

Accidents in the following streets.  Balds Lane, Careless Green (the Road itself) Careless Green Junction with Brook Holloway, Oldnall Road/ Brook Holloway (by Oldnall Close) and Wollescote Road/Brook Holloway at the Hodge Hill/Brook Crescent Junction/Springfield Avenue junctions – 19074

Ref: FOI/19074

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 10th June 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Can you tell me how many times you have been called out to help in connection with accidents in the following streets.  Balds Lane, Careless Green (the Road itself) Careless Green Junction with Brook Holloway, Oldnall Road/ Brook Holloway (by Oldnall Close) and Wollescote Road/Brook Holloway at the Hodge Hill/Brook Crescent Junction/Springfield Avenue junctions.

Reply

Please see attached.

Incident figures 1.0 Download

The spreadsheet gives a breakdown of RTC incidents between April 2009 and March 2019 for the above roads.

West Midlands Fire Service incident data can be found on the following link:

https://data.birmingham.gov.uk/dataset/wmfs-incident-data-since-2009

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.

Incidence of arson / deliberate fire in the locality of Trescott Rd, Birmingham – 19073

Ref: FOI/19073

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 4th June 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  • Incidence of arson / deliberate fire in the locality of Trescott Rd, Birmingham.i.e how many incidences of reported arson have been recorded within 2-5 miles of the school site over the last 20 years

Reply

In the last 20 years (01/01/2000 to 31/05/2019) there were a total of 18,887 recorded fires categorised as deliberate within a 5 mile radius of the address provided.  Within a 2 mile radius there were a total of 6,727 deliberate fire. Please note that these figures includes all deliberate primary and secondary fires recorded during the requested period in includes all property types e.g. buildings, cars, bins, scrub/grass fires etc.  In addition, due to the way that deliberate fires were historically defined means that this figure may be higher than expected.

Request

  • Fires in other schools in the locality (in the last 5 years)e how many incidences of fires within schools have been recorded within 2-5 miles of the school site over the last 5 years

Reply

Over the last 5 years there has been a total of 34 fires at educational premises within a 5 mile radius of the address provided. Of these 2 were classed as deliberate and the remaining 32 were classed as accidental.  Within a 2 mile radius there were 5 recorded fires at educational premises of which 1 was deliberate and 4 were accidental.

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

The number of office, warehouse and factory fires attended with deliberate and accidental motives noted. between (April 2018-October 2018) – 18171

Ref: FOI/18171

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 28th November 2018

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

I only require the number of office, warehouse and factory fires attended with deliberate and accidental motives noted. between (April 2018-October 2018) and the rest I can pull from the existing datasets.

Reply

Please note the property types are based on FSEC definitions and please also note that as the data relates to the current financial year,  these figures may be subject to change.

Property Type Accidental Deliberate Total
Factories or warehouses 61 9 72
Offices 13 8 21
  74 17 92

 

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, 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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