Dear County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service,

I request information on the following please:

- How many forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
- Causes for forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 5
- Number of forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 caused by disposable BBQs
- How much money spent tackling forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
- How much time in minutes spent tackling forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Yours faithfully,

Jessica Pardoe

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

Dear Jessica

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

I acknowledge your request for information received on 5 June 2019.

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 Headquarters, Belmont Business Park, Durham DH1 1TW

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

Dear Jessica

 

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 information.

 

 

-  How many forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016,
2015

 

Year Grand Total
2015 8
2016 0
2017 0
2018 5
2019* 3

 

*from January to 17 June 2019

 

- Causes for forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016,
2015

 

Year Accidental Deliberate Not known Grand Total
2015 1 6 1 8
2016 0 0 0 0
2017 0 0 0 0
2018 0 4 1 5
2019* 0 2 1 3

 

 

- Number of forest/woodland fires in the years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016,
2015  caused by disposable BBQs

 

Year Grand Total
2015 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019* 0

 

- How much money spent tackling forest/woodland fires in the years 2019,
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

 

We do not record the cost of incidents.  This can be particularly
difficult to estimate given the fixed and variable costs.

 

- How much time in minutes spent tackling forest/woodland fires in the
years 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

 

We do not record the time spent tackling fire.  We have included the table
below which identified when the first appliance arrived and when the last
appliance departed.  Column “time at scene all apps” is the length of that
time.

Please note, that for some protracted incidents, resources will leave
and/or return several times and if the incident was extinguished resources
may return to make sure the fire is out (this is called visiting duties). 
The length of time shown below cannot be used to determine the length of
time fighting fire.

 

FRS Time time at Time of
Incident arrived last app scene all stop Incident
Number year 1st app to leave apps message Cause/motive Category Property Type
07/06/2015 07/06/2015 07/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43006627 2015 20:45:30 20:54:49 0:09:19 20:23:09 Accidental Fire conifers/softwood
10/06/2015 10/06/2015 10/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43006769 2015 20:01:10 20:35:22 0:34:12 20:37:13 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
11/06/2015 15/06/2015 15/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43006804 2015 12:53:00 17:02:15 100:09:15 16:30:40 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
11/06/2015 12/06/2015 12/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43006827 2015 16:54:43 20:27:59 27:33:16 19:56:48 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
15/06/2015 15/06/2015 15/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43007089 2015 19:05:12 19:16:25 0:11:13 19:15:26 Not known Fire conifers/softwood
18/06/2015 19/06/2015 19/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43007177 2015 15:31:56 15:49:54 24:17:58 12:11:17 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
18/06/2015 18/06/2015 18/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43007180 2015 17:25:26 17:54:37 0:29:11 17:36:22 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
18/06/2015 18/06/2015 18/06/2015 Primary Woodland/forest -
43007184 2015 18:01:59 18:39:29 0:37:30 18:21:18 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
06/05/2018 06/05/2018 06/05/2018 Primary Woodland/forest -
46005082 2018 17:55:46 20:03:35 2:07:49 19:38:40 Deliberate Fire broadleaf/hardwood
30/06/2018 30/06/2018 30/06/2018 Primary Woodland/forest -
46007930 2018 18:13:09 18:24:22 0:11:13 18:24:18 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
08/07/2018 08/07/2018 08/07/2018 Primary Woodland/forest -
46008553 2018 19:01:38 19:26:32 0:24:54 19:26:27 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
14/07/2018 14/07/2018 14/07/2018 Primary Woodland/forest -
46008979 2018 18:04:12 22:13:40 4:09:28 22:13:28 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood
15/07/2018 20/07/2018 20/07/2018 Primary Woodland/forest -
46009072 2018 13:46:50 11:35:48 117:48:58 11:35:43 Not known Fire broadleaf/hardwood
21/04/2019 21/04/2019 21/04/2019 Secondary Woodland/forest -
47005585 2019 15:55:04 16:38:19 0:43:15 16:38:15 Deliberate Fire broadleaf/hardwood
29/05/2019 29/05/2019 29/05/2019 Secondary Woodland/forest -
47007565 2019 21:14:54 21:35:16 0:20:22 21:30:47 Not known Fire conifers/softwood
31/05/2019 31/05/2019 31/05/2019 Primary Woodland/forest -
47007663 2019 21:07:22 21:32:25 0:25:03 21:30:46 Deliberate Fire conifers/softwood

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Angela Harmston

System Administrator

 

Information Services

Tel: 0191 3755626

Email: [2][email address]

[3]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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Dear #Information Services,

Thank you, but the information is not easy to understand. Do you have this in PDF format, please?

Yours sincerely,

Jessica Pardoe

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

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Dear Jessica

Apologies that you haven't received the information in a good format.

Please see a pdf attached as requested.

Regards

Angela Harmston
System Administrator

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

Safest People, Safest Places

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Dear #Information Services,

This is perfect, thanks

Yours sincerely,

Jessica Pardoe