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Freedom of Information

Published on 25 November 2020

Ref: FOI/20090


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 22nd October 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Could you please provide up to date Names, Job Titles, telephone numbers and email addresses for the following;

Chief Fire Officer

Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning

Deputy Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning

Assistant Chief Fire Officer

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Area Manager

Chief Information Officer

Chief Digital Officer

Senior Information Risk Owner

Director of IT / ICT / IM&T / Digital / Information

Director / Head of Finance

Department Directors / Heads

Or the equivalent job titles in your organisation.


This request is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information as the information requested is readily available on West Midlands Fire Service website.  Please find link below:


With regards for the contact details of Senior Manager, WMFS operates a single point of contact policy and callers are directed via HQ general contacts on 0330 058 9000. The call will be directed to the appropriate persons and. There is a direct email address for suppliers making sales enquires email: procurement.enquires@wmfs.net.

Furthermore, guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is as follows:

  • The presumption is in favour of protecting privacy, so the release of personal information will only be fair if there is a genuine reason to disclose. This involves a three-stage test. A public authority will generally have to satisfy itself that:
  • There is a legitimate interest in disclosure;
  • The legitimate interest can only be met, or fully met, by the disclosure of information which identifies individuals (i.e. the disclosure is necessary to that purpose); and, the disclosure would not involve unwarranted detriment to the individual’s privacy or other rights and legitimate interests.
  • You can find out more about FOI exemptions from the Information Commissioner’s Office. This will explain which one or more of the FOI exemptions applies, and tell you how to appeal if you disagree with our decision.


In addition if you have an up to date 2020 senior staff organisation or structure chart could you please forward a copy to me in either Excel or pdf format.


Please see attached.

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

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Please note: Due to a migration and ensuring the accessibility of our policies and documents where possible, not all documents referenced in our FOI's are available. If you require a copy of a document referenced in our FOI's which is not linked below or is in a format that is not accessible to you, please email contact@wmfs.net.