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FOI20028 – Aerial appliances/hydraulic platforms

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Ref: FOI/20026

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 further to your freedom of information request.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

How many Aerial Ladder Platforms West Midlands Fire Service currently have in their fleet.

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service currently has 5 hydraulic platforms

Request

What stations operate the Aerial ladder Platforms.

Reply

Hydraulic Platforms are at Coventry, Highgate and Walsall. With spare hydraulic platforms at Oldbury and Walsall

Request

Make and model of each Aerial Ladder platform E.G. Bronto Skylift F 32 RL.

The age of each Aerial Ladder Platform.

Reply

station Make/model Year of registration
Coventry VOLVO/BRONTO 2012
Highgate VOLVO/ANGLOCO 2010
Oldbury VOLVO/ANGLOCO 2010
Walsall VOLVO FM370/BRONTO F32RLER – 2016 2016
Walsall VOLVO/BRONTO 2012

Request

Any plans to dispose, replace or buy new Aerial Ladder Platforms.

Reply

Our Replacement Policy is set at 15 Years. There isn’t any of the 5 due for replacement until 2025.

Request

Any Photos of each of the Aerial Ladder Platforms.

Reply

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of information Act as photos of our fleet are available on the internet, search using WMFS appliance photos.

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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