FOI: Warehouse fires / vacant premises / arson in schools

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would be very grateful if you would provide the following data under Freedom of Information.

For the below, we are interested in the number of fire incidents in warehouses.
1. How many fires in warehouses have you attended in the last three calendar years (2018, 2019 and 2020 to date)?
2. Per year, please breakdown the above by the following:
a. Extent of damage
b. Cause of fire

For the below, we are interested in the number of fire incidents in vacant, non-residential buildings.
1. How many fires in empty commercial / retail premises have you attended in the last three calendar years (2018, 2019 and 2020 to date)?
2. Per year, please breakdown the above by the following:
a. Building usage (e.g. office, retail, warehouse etc)
b. Extent of damage
c. Cause of fire

For the below, we are interested in arson in schools.
1. Please state for the last five calendar years (including 2020 to date) how many fires you attended in schools that were deliberately started.
2. Per year, please breakdown by:
a. How many of these fires occurred during school hours
b. Where the fire was started
c. Extent of damage caused by the fire.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,

Chris

Brigade HQ, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

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

Dear Chris

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 4^th December 2020.

 

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.

 

Update March 2020 – Corona virus:  It's possible we'll take more than 20
working days to supply information for Freedom of Information Requests. 
The Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed
when CDDFRS staff have to prioritise other work to keep services running
during the Corona virus situation.  Thank you for your patience.

 

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 9160218

Email: [1][email address]

[2]www.ddfire.gov.uk

 

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Dear Sir or Madam,
Under Freedom of Information, I would be grateful if you could provide the following information:
a) A breakdown per year for the last five calendar years to date of the number of fires in warehouses
b) A breakdown per year for the last five calendar years to date of the number of fires in schools that were deliberately started. For each incident, please include extent of damage.
c) A breakdown per year for the last five calendar years to date of the number of fires in empty shops/commercial buildings. For each incident, please include building usage (e.g. office, retail etc) and cause of fire.

Please note that I submitted a request on 3 December. I wish to withdraw that request and replace it with this one. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Kind regards,
Chris Johnson

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

Dear Chris

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge your request for information received on 11 December 2020 and confirm that we have withdrawn your previous request.

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.

Update March 2020 – Corona virus: It's possible we'll take more than 20 working days to supply information for Freedom of Information Requests. The Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed when CDDFRS staff have to prioritise other work to keep services running during the Corona virus situation. Thank you for your patience.

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 Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

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

Dear Chris

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

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

a)A breakdown per year for the last five calendar years to date of the number of fires in warehouse

201520162017201820192020 Total
4749353846 47262

b)A breakdown per year for the last five calendar years to date of the number of fires in schools that were deliberately started. For each incident, please include extent of damage.

201520162017201820192020Total
73132117

For extent of damage I have this data - only 8 incidents held any data:-
2015 - Roof space and other floors(s)
2015 - Limited to room of origin
2015 - Limited to item 1st ignited
2015 - Whole building
2015 - Roof space and other floors(s)
2015 - Limited to room of origin
2017 - Limited to room of origin
2019 - Roof space and other floors(s)

c)A breakdown per year for the last five calendar years to date of the number of fires in empty shops/commercial buildings. For each incident, please include building usage (e.g. office, retail etc) and cause of fire

3.2 Property Type20162017201820192020Total
Converted office11Faulty fuel supply - electricity
Pub/wine bar/bar432110all incidents - Heat source and combustibles brought together deliberately
Single shop112both incidents cause of fire - Heat source and combustibles brought together deliberately
Takeaway, fast food11cause of fire - other

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 9160218
Email: [email address]
www.ddfire.gov.uk

Safest People, Safest Places

2 or 3 breaths of toxic smoke and you’re unconscious
Don’t drown in toxic smoke
Test your smoke alarm today

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

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