Dear Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Please can you provide the below information;

1) the contact details for whom is responsible for the disposal of frontline assets (fire appliances)

2) instructions on how we can purchase such vehicles (we have a secure disposal policy in place which has been approved by LFB and other services) we are a leading supplier of emergency vehicles

3) the figure (in gbp) for which you have raised via the sales of the last 5 fire appliances you sold (each appliance)

Many thanks in advance of your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Echo Fire and Medical Ltd

Matthew Brown, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Our Ref: FOI 18 05

 

Dear Echo Fire and Medical

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding the sale of fire
appliances. We received your request on 29 January 2018 and we are dealing
with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We will
supply you with our findings on or before 26 February 2018.

 

If you have any queries regarding this request, please contact me
directly,  quoting the reference number above.

 

Kind regards,

 

Matthew Brown

 

 

Matthew Brown

Information and Communications
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

Hulse Road | Salisbury | SP1 3NR

Tel: 01722 691740

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Matthew Brown, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Ref: FOI 18 15

Dear Echo Fire and Medical Ltd

Further to your email of 29 January 2018 which I have treated as a Freedom
of Information request, please find below the information that you
requested.

Query:

Please can you provide the below information;

 

1) The contact details for whom is responsible for the disposal of
frontline assets (fire appliances)

 

2) Instructions on how we can purchase such vehicles (we have a secure
disposal policy in place which has been approved by LFB and other
services) we are a leading supplier of emergency vehicles

3) The figure (in GBP) for which you have raised via the sales of the last
5 fire appliances you sold (each appliance)

Response:

 

1) Philip Smith - Fleet Manager, [1][email address], 01722
691345

 

2) We dispose of frontline assets through South West Vehicle Auctions,
Manheim Vehicle Auctions (Emergency Services Specific) and specialist
trade sales.

 

3) The amount of money these appliances were sold off for has been
withheld. This is because this information is deemed to be commercially
sensitive to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) and, as a
result, it is exempt from disclosure under section 43(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides that:

 

“Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would,
or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person
(including the public authority holding it)”.

 

In this case, disclosure of the information would be likely to prejudice
the commercial interests of DWFRS as it would reveal what price we are
willing to accept for our used vehicles. This may prejudice any future
sales as potential buyers would know what was paid previously so they are
likely to match this figure, rather than making us their best offer. This
would restrict the Services chances of obtaining best value from their
sale, and as a public body, it is in our interest to do so. As a result,
we are satisfied that the exemption applies.

 

This exemption is subject to the public interest test.

 

There is an inherent public interest in ensuring that there is openness
and transparency in the sale of public authority assets. Transparency is
likely to increase confidence that we are indeed selling off our assets
for a reasonable fee and achieving best value. 

 

However, it is in the best interests of the Service, and the public, that
we obtain best value for money when we are selling these assets. This
would not be possible if we released how much we were willing to accept
for our vehicles as potential buyers will be more inclined to offer what
was paid previously rather than make us their best offer. This would,
therefore, limit the income from this.

 

Therefore, the public interest lies in withholding this information.

I trust this answers your queries, however, if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the
Information Management Team, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service,
Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
SP1 3NR within 40 working days of receipt of the original decision. 
Alternatively you can email [2][DWFRS request email] .

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. 
Generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure at the Fire Authority.  The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel: 08456 30 60 60

01625 54 57 45

[3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Matthew Brown

 

 

Matthew Brown

Information and Communications
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

Hulse Road | Salisbury | SP1 3NR

Tel: 01722 691740

dwfire.org.uk

youtube.com/c/dwfire

facebook.com/DWFire

twitter.com/DWFireRescue

 

Internet e-mail is not to be regarded as a secure means of communication.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service monitors all Internet e-mail
activity and content. This communication and any files transmitted with it
is intended for the person(s) to whom it is addressed and may be
confidential, legally privileged and protected in law. Unauthorised use,
disclosure, copying or distribution is prohibited. Please notify the
sender if received in error then delete it from your system. Opinions
expressed in this communication may not be official policy. Whilst every
effort is made to carefully choose websites that we may provide links to,
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service cannot guarantee the standards
of these sites. Virus Disclaimer: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
Service takes all reasonable steps to ensure electronic communications are
protected from virus infection but cannot accept any liability for any
loss or damage sustained as a result of software viruses. Intended
recipients are responsible for carrying out virus checking as is necessary
before opening any attachments.

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