NJC 5 Workstreams

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Dear Avon Fire and Rescue Service,

Ref - National Joint Councils (NJC) for Local Authority Fire & Rescue Services and the 5 workstreams currently being undertaken across the UK Fire & Rescue Service, (UKFRS),

I would like to request information pertaining to any trials your FRS has undertaken as part of the NJC workstreams as set out below.

1. Emergency Medical Response
2. Multi Agency Response
3. Environmental Challenges
4. Youth and Social Engagement
5. Inspection & Enforcement

I would be grateful if you will provide answers to the following questions

1. Please state which of the above (if any) has your FRS undertaken in trials
2. Please state the start and end dates of each trial
3. Please state the estimated numbers of staff involved
4. Please state which sites were involved (ie fire stations)
5. Please provide copies of any significant operational lessons learned
6. Please provide copies of clinical outcomes achieved
7. Please explain what funding was used to undertake the trials
8. Please explain what if any income was raised as a result of the trials
9. Please provide information regarding any injuries or near misses that were recorded as a result of the work undertaken.
10. What specific additional training was given as part of the workstream trial.

Yours faithfully,

Joe McMahon

Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Requests, Avon Fire and Rescue

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Dear Mr McMahon

 

I write to acknowledge your email dated 22.09.2017 requesting information
regarding NJC workstreams.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the statutory
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Kind regards

 

 

Joanna Warren
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Avon Fire & Rescue Service
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Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Requests, Avon Fire and Rescue

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Dear Mr McMahon

 

I write in response to your request for information dated 22.09.2017
concerning any trials that Avon Fire & Rescue Service has undertaken as
part of the 5 NJC workstreams as listed in your email below.

 

Your request for information has been dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and I can confirm that Avon Fire &
Rescue Service does not hold any of the information falling within the
description specified within your request.

 

AF&RS have not been involved in any actual NJC trials in relation to the
below list.  For your information, AF&RS are part of a South West regional
group, where we have been involved in various joint workstreams (which we
class as ‘business as usual’ activities), for example, a recent trial for
‘Concerns for Safety’ (gaining access for persons who have collapsed
behind closed doors).  Regarding Emergency Medical Response, we do
participate in a voluntary scheme whereby we release Retained Duty System
staff (RDS) to provide a voluntary medical emergency response on behalf of
South West Ambulance Trust.  This scheme has been in place now for a
number of years.

I hope that you find the above information useful.

 

Guidance about how we deal with requests for information can be located on
our [1]website.  AF&RS retain request correspondence for the current
financial year plus 3 years.

 

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handled, you can request an internal review by writing to the Data
Protection Officer,  Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire
Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ,
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Thank you for your interest in Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

 

Kind regards

 

Joanna Warren
Data Protection Co-ordinator (Mon-Thurs), Corporate Services
Avon Fire & Rescue Service
Telephone: 0117 926 2061 Extension: 302
Mobile:
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