Cannabis fires

Courtney Bartlett made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

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Courtney Bartlett

Dear County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service,

I would like to make a request for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

Could you please compile a data set (in Microsoft Excel) of the number of fires stemming from cannabis farms attended to by yourselves from 2005-present.

If possible, could they be broken down year-on-year and also by region.

Please send me confirmation that you have received this email and feel free to contact if there are any problems.

Yours faithfully,

Courtney Bartlett

#Information Services, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Courtney

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge your request for information received on 1 August 2018.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

For your information, the act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me on my details below.

Yours sincerely

Angela Harmston
System Administrator

Information Services
Tel: 0191 3755626
Email: [email address]
www.ddfire.gov.uk

Safest People, Safest Places

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Service Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

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#Information Services, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Courtney

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Your request for information has now been considered and I am pleased to provide you with the following and attached information.

Prior to 2009 (before the national incident recording system (IRS)), there was not a category for the cause which could be used that would identify incidents relating to cannabis. The narrative log for the incident may contain some text relating to word cannabis but this is not factually the cause. The IRS does allow for easier recording of this.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by contacting the Freedom of Information Officer at the address below.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Telephone: 01625 545745 or 08456 306060 Website: www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Angela Harmston
System Administrator

Information Services
Tel: 0191 3755626
Email: [email address]
www.ddfire.gov.uk

Safest People, Safest Places

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
Service Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

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