Waste site incidents – 16086

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A request for information about incidents attended at waste sites.

Ref: FOI/16086

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 24th June 2016.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Could I request the location and site operators of the 21 incidents referred to at waste sites in 2015/16 to date.
Could I also request the same for the years 2012-2015 starting from 1st January 2012.

Reply

Please see attached.  FOI16086 Waste Site Fires

Please Note: The search for this kind of fires involves manually searching through incidents for the relevant keywords – recycling, waste metal, paper,  scrap. The data attached includes primary and secondary fires at recycling/waste facilities between January 2012 and June 2016. This data includes incidents at Landfill Sites

Request

I would like to request the total if known or estimate if you have any recorded information of such as to the cost to WMFS of tackling and cleaning up fires at waste recycling sites between 2012-2016 to date.
Reply

Please see attached.

Request

Could you also indicate if any of this cost has been met by the operators of these sites and how much?

Reply

We do not have any records if any of this cost has been met by the operators of theses sites therefore it is exempt under Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section (1)

Request

I would like to request the total if known or estimate if you have any recorded information of such as to the cost to WMFS of tackling and cleaning up fires at waste recycling sites between 2012-2016 to date.

Reply

We do not have a recorded cost for individual Waste/Recycling Fires therefore it is exempt under Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section (1). However if you wanted to calculate a notional cost please find attached our special service call rates.  The way special service calls were costed changed in 2013 with different charges dependant on the type of vehicle responding to the incident.

Request

Could you also indicate if any of this cost has been met by the operators of these sites and how much?

Reply

We do not record this information therefore it is exempt under Freedom of Information Act 200 Section (1)

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.

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