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Freedom of Information

Where applicable, we publish responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Asset Management Systems

FOI number: 22062

FAQ Category: 
Finance and Spending
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Ref: FOI/22062

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

  1. Is Miquest software currently used in your organisation?

Response

West Midlands Fire Service does not use Miquest software

Request
2.      What fleet management system do you use?

Response
Our fleet management system is a bespoke in house developed system

Request

2.1     What is the annual cost of this system?

Response
This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. Web services is one of several applications developed and maintained in house and we are unable to provide an annual cost of this system as we do not records this information.

Request

2.2     Who is responsible for the procurement of such systems?
Response
The procurement of any system will be the responsibility of the following departments: Digital and data, Transport engineering workshops and Procurement

Request

3.      Do you have a system that manages your equipment maintenance and tracks the asset location on-board your vehicles?
Response
West Midlands Fire Service does not have equipment that manages our equipment maintenance and tracks the asset location on-board our vehicles

Request

3.1     What is the annual cost of this system?
3.2     Who is responsible for the procurement of this system?

3.3     What is the name of the system?
Response
Not applicable

Request

4.      Do you have a system that manages and tracks your PPE?  

Response

Structural fire kit supplied by Bristol is tracked on their own system the Bristol portal, which can be accessed by operational personnel. Who can view their current allocation of kit (details barcodes, condition code, when it was last seen in the service centre for laundry and repair and the life of the garment from when it was manufactured). All of the items of PPE from Bristol are RFID tagged.

Request

4.1     Is your PPE personal issue or pooled issue?
Response
Bristol PPE is personal issue, but we also have a pool stock of loaner kit in Stores

Request

4.2     Who is responsible for this?
Response
West Midlands Fire Service Procurement section

Request

5.      Do you have a system that manages your hydrants upkeep and location?

Response
yes, this is an inhouse built system

Request

5.1     Is your current hydrant system still supported?

Response
This is supported by West Midlands Fire Service, Digital and Data department.

Request

6.      What system do you use for stock control (stock issuing)
Response
West Midlands Fire Service Stock control system is Oracle Fusion

Request

6.1     Who is responsible for this?
Response
This is managed by West Midlands Fire Service

Request

7.      What are your plans to improve asset management?

Response

There are new projects to move fleet management and other assets from legacy systems to cloud based solutions. 

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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