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19053 – Fire Service Activities at Brookvale Park Birmingham

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Ref: FOI/19053


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 1st May 2018

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Could you please confirm the nature of your activities/training or otherwise and use of appliances at Brookvale Park Birmingham , West Midlands- approximate nat grid reference SP091911 over the course of the last year. On how many occasions have your staff pumped water from or to this lake during these operations?


WMFS has been 3 times to thi site in the last 12 months, we have performed open water pumping training exercises.


(II)May I ask if any of these activities were at the request of Birmingham City Council or any of their staff, on either a formal or informal basis?

(iii) Please provide any communications including emails and attachments relating to such requests.


None the above have been on requst of Birmingham City Council. However our crews do inform the park ranger of are visit.


(iv)Can you state if any water has either been removed from or added to this lake by any of your staff and appliances over this period?


This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. We have not recorded if we removed or added water from this lake.


  1. v) Are you aware of the perceived instances of suspected “avian botulism” at this site during this time following a number of deaths of birds, and what subsequent risk assessments have you carried out in respect of using this site, or the water/sediments contained within for your staff and appliances? Please provide any written information that you hold in relation to this.


This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. No records are kept in relation to “avian botulism” at this site and subsequent risk assessments.

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