foi-entry/19078/

Ref: FOI/19078

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 21st June 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

1 – What type of foam do you use for firefighting? ie AFFFP / AFFF

Reply

AFFF

Request

2 – What is the name of the manufacturer of the foam?

Reply

Angus

Request

3 – What is the cost of the foam per litre?

Reply

This Information is exempt under section 43(2) of the freedom of information Act 2000 information. Its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).

However the overall value of contract is already be in the public domain.

can be found on WMFS website using link below.

https://www.wmfs.net/about-us/openness/documents/.

To download the data please choose  “What we spend and how we spend it” then from the downloadable documents towards bottom of page choose the year, download the spreadsheet, once the excel spreadsheet has been downloaded choose an month, then from the top right-hand corner choose the “find” option and search using company name.

Request

4 – What is the lifespan of the foam?

Reply

Angus have stated the foam has a 10 year shelf life

Request

5 – When does the majority or all of the foam reach its end of life and will have to be disposed of? What rough date would this be?

Reply

We have currently have a high turnover in our stock so only requires disposal on a very rare occasion

Request

6 – How much does it cost to dispose of the foam per litre?

Reply

We dispose of foam through a company called Veolia but we haven’t done this recently so no price is available

Request

7 – How much foam stock have you got in litres in your brigade

Reply

Each appliance has a 100 Litre foam tank and we have 41 appliances equating to 4100 litres on front line appliances.

Request

8 – Has your brigade got access to any other foam, I.e bulk storage, if so how much is in bulk storage?

Reply

Up to 3,000 litres in 1000 litre IBC. 560 litres stored in barrels. 6000 litres carried in demountable foam distribution pods.

Request

9 – Does your brigade have any plans to purchase any other type of foam in the future, if so what type of foam would this be and how much per litre would this be?

Reply

No

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.

 

foi-entry/19091/

Ref: FOI/19091

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 16th July 2019.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please could you provide me the next 3 stations from the below list who are getting the new pumps

I know haden cross is one can you confirm the next 2

Reply

We have confirmed commissionig for the below stations.

Bloxwich

Sutton Coldfield.

However the third station is to be confirmed and could be any from the list below.

Aston

Haden Cross

Kings Norton

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.

 

Fire stations to receive the new Volvo appliances – 19087

 

Ref: FOI/19087

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

can you please tell me what fire stations are next to receive the new Volvo pumps

Reply

The following Stations will receive New Volvo Appliances:

Bloxwich

Sutton Coldfield

Aston

Haden Cross

Kings Norton

Northfield

Tipton

Hay Mills

Fallings Park

Binley

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.

Fleet List 2019 – 19082

Ref: FOI/19082

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 2nd July 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please could you provide an up to date fleetlist containing the following information.

All operational vehicles

Vehicle callsign

Where the vehicle is based

Vehicle make

Vehicle model

Vehicle type/purpose

Reply

Please see attached.

Fleet List 2019 1.0 Download

Information related to call signs has been excluded as it is exempt under Section 38 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as disclosing this information is likely to endanger individual fire service personnel. These identifiers specifically identify individual resources that may respond to incidents related to community resilience or counter terrorism with other agencies. By publishing call signs could expose vulnerabilities in resilience arrangements and thus endanger fire-fighter safety. It is acknowledged that these could be collected by the requester visiting each station separately but this would require significant effort on behalf of the requester.

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.

 

Equipment on fire appliances – 19040

Ref: FOI/19040

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

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

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

I politely request the following information from your organisation;

What equipment does a standard responding fire appliance carry in each locker?

Could I trouble you to take some photographs of both sides of a standard appliance with lockers open? (I wish to use these photos to make like for like comparisons between services

Reply

Please see attached.

Vehicle inventory 1.0 Download

Request

Are these equipment locations standardised to all appliances across your service area?

Reply

The equipment listed on this document applies to both Sabre and Volvo appliances throughout the Brigade.

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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