Fire service’s vehicles have been damaged by potholes in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 -18079

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A request for information about fire service’s vehicles have been damaged by potholes in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 -18079

Ref: FOI/18079

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 18th May 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How many of the fire service’s vehicles have been damaged by potholes in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so far? Please break the data down by calendar year.

What was the total cost of pothole damage to the fire service’s vehicles in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so far? Please break the data down by calendar year.

How many of the fire service’s vehicles had to be written off due to pothole damage in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so far? Please break the data down by calendar year and vehicle type.

Please provide an itemised list of the fire service’s vehicles damaged by potholes in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so far. For each incident please indicate vehicle type (eg fire engine, rapid response vehicle etc), cost, calendar year the incident was recorded and summary.

Reply

Zero vehicles that have been damaged by potholes in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 to present.

Request

How many vehicles does the fire service own in total?

Reply

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 how many vehicles does the fire service own can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

https://www.wmfs.net/fleet-list-18039/

If you have any queries about this email, 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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