New dimensions equipment

ricky Cunningham made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

Hi please can I have an inventory for all your ND vehicles including DIM,HVPU, all usar modules, disrobe rerobe

Yours faithfully,

ricky Cunningham

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This request will most likely be refused due to National Security.

If you take a look at this request -

it details USAR equipment, modules and Locations, and the Brigade currently has 25 Prime Movers (As of October 2018)

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London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Ricky,

Thank you for your email received on 26 January 2020 in relation to an inventory of LFB equipment. Please do accept my apologies for the delay in response.

You have asked for full inventory of DIM instruments, HVPs, USAR modules, disrobe (MDD) and rerobe (MDR) packs.

I have provided an overview of this equipment/modules below:

Detection, Identification and Monitoring (DIM) instruments:

DIM instruments are used to:
To ensure safe system of work for incidents involving hazardous materials.
To detect, identify and monitor hazardous materials.

Detection Identification and Monitoring (DIM) instruments can be found on the majority of front line appliances. The quantity and variety of instruments on each vehicle varies with the role of that vehicle and instruments are allocated as per vehicle type.

High Volume Pumping Unit (HVP)
A HVP carries a submersible pump, with a very wide hose. This can be used both to suck up and remove water in a flood, and draw water from bodies of water which can then be used to fire fires. It is my understanding that the LFB currently have six HVPs.

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)
The London Fire Brigade has been allocated four USAR units out of a total of 20 identical units issued nationally.

Each USAR unit comprises of 5 modules and includes 3 prime movers for their transportation. Each module is numbered from 1 – 5 and is defined as follows:
• USAR1 – structural collapse;
• USAR2 – major transport;
• USAR3 – USAR support to module 1;
• USAR4 – Multi purpose vehicle;
• USAR5 – Timber.

Mass Decontamination Disrobe/Rerobe (MDD/MDR)
Mass decontamination (MD) is a process designed to be employed at any incident where large numbers of the public have, or may have, become contaminated. Disrobe packs are available on front line appliances.

We do not typically provide a detailed breakdown of the equipment located on vehicles as it can be targeted for theft. Therefore, I would consider providing a full inventory of DIM instruments, HVPs, USAR modules, disrobe (MDD) and rerobe (MDR) packs exempt from disclosure under the FOI act under section 31(1)(a) - Law enforcement. Section 31 is a qualified exemption and I must consider the public interests for and against disclosure. It is sadly the case that fire stations and appliances are targets for crime and the loss of equipment prevents the LFB from carrying out its public safety duties. I am therefore of the view that it is in the public interest not to disclose information at the detailed level you have requested.

It is also worth noting that the equipment inventory you have requested also form part of a National Resilience function so you may find further information on their website.

I hope you find the information we have been able to provide of use and trust you understand our position in relation to the exemption used. Should you have any further questions please do let me know.

This request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you are dissatisfied by this response you can request an internal review by writing to the Head of Information Management at the address below (or email [email address]).

Further information about your information rights (including how to raise a concern or make a complaint) is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office on their website at or by writing to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Kind regards,


Zoe Hughes
Information Access

London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street London SE1 0LL
T 020 8555 1200 x31075
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