Fleet, TEW and Breakdown Cover

FOI Number: 23003

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Published on 15 February 2023

Ref: FOI/23003 

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 

• Please can you confirm who your Head of Transport is and provide name and contact details including email address. 

Reply 

With regards for the contact details of responsible persons, 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 person with responsibility for the specific service. 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. 

Request 

 
• Can you share your fleet list, detailing make and model of assets? 

Reply 

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:  

https://www.wmfs.net/documents/23145-fleet-list/

Request 

 
• Please can you confirm who is your breakdown provider (2022)? 

Reply 

We cover our breakdowns in house, however we will use a local recovery contractor if required. 

Request 

 
• Can you please confirm how your vehicles are serviced e.g. whether you have your own workshops/ use council workshops? 

Reply 

We have our own Workshop 

Request 

 
• Please confirm the total number of workshops and technicians you have that service your vehicle fleet? 

Reply 

1 Workshop Facility, 17 Technicians. 

Request 

 
• Please can you confirm your annual spend on service, maintenance (2021-2022)? 

Reply 

Revenue Budget Circa 2 million 

Request 

 
• Please can you confirm your annual spend on damage repair (2021-2022)? 

Reply 

£75,186.19 to include parts and labour 

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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