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D. Edwards made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service,

I would like to request the pre-determined attendance plans that the service use.

Yours faithfully,

D. Edwards

Hannah Buxton, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Our ref: FOI 20 38

 

Dear D Edwards

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding pre-determined
attendance plans.

 

We received your request on 30 April 2020 and we are dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will aim to supply
you with our findings as soon as possible, on or before 1 June 2020,
however please note that there may be some delay owing to current events.

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

Hannah Buxton

Information Compliance Officer

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

Hulse Road | Salisbury | SP1 3NR

Tel: 01722 691084 | [mobile number]

dwfire.org.uk

@DWFireRescue

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Hannah Buxton, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Ref: FOI 20 38

 

Dear D Edwards

 

Further to your request of 30 April 2020, which I have treated as a
Freedom of Information request, please find below our response to the
information that you requested.

 

Query:

 

I would like to request the pre-determined attendance plans that the
service use.

 

Response:

 

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, a request for
information can be refused where one or more exemptions listed in the Act
apply. Our pre-determined attendance plans have been withheld under
section 24 of the Act. Section 24 exempts information for the purpose of
safeguarding national security. It is a qualified exemption, which means
that it is subject to a public interest test.

 

We acknowledge the public interest in openness and transparency, but we
consider that there is also a strong public interest in us protecting
national security. As an emergency service, we must ensure that
operationally sensitive intelligence is appropriately protected. Releasing
detailed information such as our pre-determined attendance plans may
prejudice our ability to maintain both our own and national security or
allow individuals to target any perceived vulnerabilities. For this
reason, we consider that the public interest in maintaining this exemption
outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

 

I am sorry that we are unable to answer your query on this occasion. 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
[1][DWFRS request email].

 

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

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

0303 123 1113

 

[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Hannah Buxton

Information Compliance Officer

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

Hulse Road | Salisbury | SP1 3NR

Tel: 01722 691084 | [mobile number]

dwfire.org.uk

@DWFireRescue

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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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