FOI Number: 22130

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Freedom of Information

Published on 15 February 2023

Ref: FOI/22130 


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. 


This is an information request relating to payments made to the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) by the Fire and Rescue service. 

Please include the information for each of the following financial years; 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22: 

  • How much is paid annually to AFSA 
  • What services the fire service receives from AFSA for these payments 


This information is exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. The information can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

Please download the Transparency Reports for the years requested and search for “ASFA”. 

What services the fire service receives from AFSA for these payments: 

  • Free (or reduced cost) online seminars and workshops 
  • Sharing best practice and networking across the Fire and other sectors 
  • regular newsletters and bulletins 
  • toolkits and case studies 
  • peer support 
  • coaching and mentoring 
  • strategic training and development 
  • Free advertising of job adverts 
  • opportunities to support charitable activities 
  • Annual conferences 

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: or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. 

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