Dear Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service,
Please Provide a Full List of PDA's (Pre Determined Attendances) With number of Appliance and what Appliances where Mobilised to The Incident

Yours faithfully,

Joe conway

Dear Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Hi there when will I be getting a response from you saying you have received the Request

Yours faithfully,

Joe conway

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Joe Conway 

 

Freedom of Information Act Request – Reference: 1673

 

Thank you for your request for information about PDA list

 

Your request was received on 2^nd September 2021 and we are dealing with
it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Data Protection
Act 1998.  We will respond to you as soon as possible, but at the latest
by 30^th September 2021.

 

If you do not hear from us by this date, please contact the Executive
Support Office on 01606 868403 or by email to [1][email address].

 

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Kind regards,

 

Hannah Hollis

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service,

Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road,

Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA

Tel: 01606 868641

 

email: [2][email address]

 

[3]https://i.cheshirefire.gov.uk/Assets/1/C...

 

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Freedom of Information, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Joe Conway

 

Could you please clarify whether this is a list of PDAs that you require,
or does it relate to a specific incident, if so, please provide full
details of the incident including the time, date and location.

 

If you could please provide as much information as possible, this will
help us to direct your request to the correct department.

 

Kind regards

 

Hannah Hollis

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service,

Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road,

Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA

Tel: 01606 868641

 

email: [email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,
So the number of Appliances that would get dispatched when the 999 call and the type of Appliance that would respond to it

Eg Water Rescue - 3 Fire Engines , 1 technical Rescue Unit, 1 Aerial Ladder Platform

Yours sincerely,

Joe conway

Dear Freedom of Information,
I Require The full PDA List

Yours sincerely,

Joe conway

Tracy Radcliffe, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Conway

 

Your request, received on 2^nd September 2021, Reference 1673

 

Please Provide a Full List of PDA's (Pre Determined Attendances) With
number of Appliance and what Appliances where Mobilised to The Incident

 

Update from requestor (received 7^th September 2021)

 

I Require The full PDA List

 

So the number of Appliances that would get dispatched when the 999 call
and the type of Appliance that would respond to it e.g Water Rescue - 3
Fire Engines , 1 technical Rescue Unit, 1 Aerial Ladder Platform

 

 

Our response, 16^th September 2021

 

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the Cheshire
Fire and Rescue Service, when refusing to provide such information
(because the information is exempt) to provide you with a notice which a)
states that fact, b) specifies the exemption in question and c) states (if
that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies:

 

Section 24 – National Security

 

I can confirm that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) do hold
information relating to your request. However, we consider the information
you are seeking exempt from disclosure under the FOIA via Section 24 –
National Security. The above exemption is a prejudice based qualified
exemption as such CFRS is required, under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA), to articulate the harm that would be caused in supplying the
information held as well as considering the public interest.

 

Harm in providing the Information held

 

To provide the list of Pre-Determined Attendances (PDA’s), what appliances
and the number of appliances mobilised to incidents would, or would be
likely to, provide anyone wanting to carry out acts of terrorism with a
detailed plan of our pre-planned emergency response and in turn damage
CFRS’ ability to respond efficiently and effectively, and placing public
safety at risk.

 

Public safety is of paramount importance to CFRS and we will not disclose
information which would jeopardise the Service’s ability to keep the
public safe.

 

Factors favouring supplying information held

 

We acknowledge there is a public interest in knowing that CFRS has
adequate procedures in place to deal with any emergency incident involving
public safety.

 

Factors against supplying information held

 

A disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is a disclosure,
not just to the individual, but to the world at large. As such we need to
consider if the information being requested is suitable for public
disclosure as any disclosure under FOIA puts that information into the
wider public domain. CFRS must consider what the information provided
could be used for by anyone with a malicious intent. With the knowledge of
the resources CFRS sends to different types of incidents, individuals with
malicious intentions could seek to divert key resources to minor incidents
leaving CFRS with potential problems in resourcing a larger or more
serious incident.

 

Balancing Test    

 

Having considered the public interest test, we believe that someone who is
planning criminal activity is likely to find this PDA information useful
for planning to disrupt CFRS’ operational capability. The information in
the PDA could assist someone who is planning to divert resources and
reduce the effectiveness of CFRS’ response to an emergency and or an
emerging threat. As public safety is our main concern, I consider that the
benefit that would result from the information being disclosed does not
outweigh the considerations favouring non-disclosure, particularly when
you consider the actual/potential physical harm that would be likely to be
caused.

 

As such this response acts as a public interest refusal notice under FOIA.

 

 

Response prepared by:

Station Manager Tam Blair

 

 

Notes

If you have any queries about this information, or, if you would like any
further assistance with this information, please contact SM Tam Blair on
telephone number 01606 868700 or by e-mail to
[1][email address].

If you are still dissatisfied with any aspect of our response to your
request, please contact us by email at
[2][email address] or write to the Information
Manager at the address below. We will endeavour to assist you, and then
advise you how to progress a formal review if you require.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Tracy Radcliffe

Senior Executive Assistant to

Mark Cashin, Chief Fire Officer & Chief Executive

Andrew Leadbetter, Director of Governance & Commissioning

 

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service,

Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road,

Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA

[mobile number]

Tel: 01606 868810

email: [3][email address]

 

[4]Stonewall signature

 

 

 

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Dear Tracy Radcliffe,

So does This mean I won’t be able to get the information I Requested

Yours sincerely,

Joe conway

Tracy Radcliffe, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Mr Conway,

Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide the information as requested.

Kind regards,

Tracy

Tracy Radcliffe
Senior Executive Assistant to
Mark Cashin, Chief Fire Officer & Chief Executive
Andrew Leadbetter, Director of Governance & Commissioning

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service,
Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road,
Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA
[mobile number]
Tel: 01606 868810
email: [email address]

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