Fire fighters attacked on duty

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

Could you please tell me the number of fire fighters who have been attacked at work in the last 12 full months prior to the receipt of this email, specifically between November 2010-October 2011.
By the word attack I mean alleged and confirmed physical and verbal assault. I am not looking for any information on written vilification.
I would like a breakdown of attacks which have taken place and where they have happened. Can you detail these attacks through a breakdown of each fire and rescue area in Scotland (eg. Strathclyde, Lothian and Borders etc).
I would like a detailed breakdown of the type of attacks which have taken place (either proven or alleged), what kind of attack (punch, kick, slap etc), where the attacks took place (on the street, which area of the city), and any conviction that has taken place (if this is in your ability to expand).
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and that it is the department's responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need
further clarification, please contact me by e-mail.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to
charge excessive fees.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Evans

Nicole Carter, Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade

[Subject only] FW: Freedom of Information request - Fire fighters attacked on duty

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Nicole Carter, Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade

1 Atodiad

From: Nicole Carter
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 4:04 PM
Subject: Violence to Firefighters Stats - Lothian and Borders Fire and
Rescue Service


Dear Ms Evans


Please find the attached spreadsheet which contains information in
response to your three recent requests under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002, individually dated November 22, 23^rd and 25^th 2011.
We only hold data for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, and we
do not hold data on convictions, that is held by the Police. I trust that
you will find the answer to your questions from this information however
if you have any further queries please get back to me.




Nicole Carter


In the event that you are dissatisfied with this response, or the way in
which your request has been dealt with, you have the right to demand the
Service review its actions and decisions in relation to this matter.  This
must be done within 40 working days from the date of this notice and the
request for review must be in writing or in some other retainable form and
you must give your name and an address for correspondence.  To assist in
your request being dealt with efficiently and effectively, please address
it to the Chief Fire Officer, Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service,
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE quoting the reference stated below and
state clearly what it is that gives rise to your dissatisfaction.


Please note that in the event the Service fails to respond to your
requirement for a review within 20 working days of receiving it, then you
have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether your request for information has been dealt with
correctly by the Service.  This action should be taken within 6 months of
the date you receive this letter and your application should be sent to
the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road,
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS.



Nicole Carter, Corporate Communications Manager
Central Services - Corporate Communications
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service
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