19042 – Missing fire barriers

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Ref: FOI/19042

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 5th April 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Has your fire service encountered issues in the past five years with missing fire barriers (aka fire socks, cavity barriers, fire-resistant barriers) in residential properties/homes (flats, tower blocks, terraced housing, whole developments)? This could be via inspections or via attending to fires where it is later discovered that fires spread due to missing/inadequately fitted fire cavity barriers and/or missing fire socks in the roof space

Reply

Nil

Request

How many times in the last five years have you encountered missing fire barriers in residential properties? If you cannot give exact figures, please give an estimate, a range, or a minimum/”at least” figure  

Reply

Nil

Request

How many times in the last five years have you issued a public notice (enforcement, alteration, prohibition/restriction, improvement) due to missing fire barriers? If you cannot give exact figures, please give an estimate, a range, or a minimum/”at least” figure 

Reply

Nil

Request

How many times in the last five years have you issued a public notice in more than one home/across a whole housing development related to poorly fitted/missing fire barriers? If you cannot give exact figures, please give an estimate, a range, or a minimum/”at least” figure  

Reply

Nil

Request

What was the largest number of homes affected by any one public notice (enforcement, alteration, prohibition/restriction, improvement

Reply

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requester. Information concerning public notice (enforcement, alteration, prohibition/restriction, improvement  can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

http://www.cfoa.org.uk/

Under the “ I am looking for” please click on “registers” and then click on “Enforcement register” then half way down the page under subtitle “ How do I access register?” please click on “register search” this will direct to you to page which will allow to filter the register to your specification.

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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