Appliance/vehicle equipment list and volume of water/foam

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service,

I would like to obtain a list of equipment and the volume water/foam carried on the following types of vehicles/appliances:

- Water Ladder (All types)
- Light 4x4 Tender (including 6x6)
- Heavy Rescue Tender
- Water Carrier
- Breathing Apparatus Support Unit
- High Volume Pump
- All Technical Rescue Units
- All Urban Search & Rescue Pods

Yours faithfully,

Jack Chiverton

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Hi Jack,

 

Your email has been forwarded to the Management Information Team.

 

Kind regards,

 

Elsie

 

Elsie Bennett | People Support Administrative Assistant

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service & West Sussex County Council

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westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Jack Chiverton

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/365

Appliance/vehicle equipment list and volume of water/foam

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Dear Jack Chiverton,

Our Ref: FOI/365

 

On 13/12/2019 you made the following request for information, which has
been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Vehicle equipment list

 

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds some data relevant to your request.
 

The Response to your request is as follows:

Please find attached document sheets as requested.

Water Ladder (All types) - approx. 2000 litres of water.  CAFS appliances
carry 100 litres of Angus Fire Forexpan, all other appliances carry 2 x 20
litre drums of ARFFFP foam.

Light 4x4 Tender (including 6x6) - 500 litres and 20 litres of ARFFFP foam

Water Carrier - 12000 litres and 18000 litres of water

High Volume Pump - this is a government asset, we are unable to provide
this information.

All Technical Rescue Units - these are government assets, we are unable to
provide this information.
 

All Urban Search & Rescue Pods - these are government assets, we are
unable to provide this information.

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

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Dear West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service's handling of my FOI request 'Appliance/vehicle equipment list and volume of water/foam'.

I have no obtained all the information I have requested. Therefore, I am going to clarify the information I wish to obtain by listing the callsigns I want an inventory list (including the volume of water and foam). These are as follows: 40P1, 42P1, 42P2, 42R1, 42M1, 42S1, 43M1, 44P2, 45W1, 50M1, 57P2, 60P1 & 62W1.

Additionally, I was under the impression (which could be incorrect, of course) that Technical Rescue Units were not Government assets.

Furthermore, according to the FRS Circular 26/2007 "Fire & Rescue Authorities (FRAs) take full and direct responsibility for the management of the New Dimension assets (vehicles and equipment including High Volume pumps & Urban Search and Rescue) that they accommodate from 1 April 2008. From the outset of the New Dimension programme, Ministers have been clear that the New Dimension capability was to be mainstreamed into local delivery and become the full responsibility of FRAs, supporting the Government-wide policies of partnership working and promoting local accountability for local services. A core business of the FRA is to manage capability to mitigate risk and it is therefore appropriate for them to take ownership for these new resilience assets." This explains that vehicles are no longer government assets and are now managed and owned by Fire & Rescue Authorities.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,
Jack Chiverton

Thank you for your email. We will endeavour to respond to all enquiries
within 5 working days. In case of emergency, please call 999.

Kind regards, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the persons addressed. If it has come to you in error please reply to
advise us but you should not read it, copy it, show it to anyone else nor
make any other use of its content. West Sussex County Council takes steps
to ensure emails and attachments are virus-free but you should carry out
your own checks before opening any attachment.

Hi Jack,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

This has been forwarded to the Management Information Team to respond
directly.  

 

Kind regards,

 

Elsie

 

Elsie Bennett | People Support Administrative Assistant

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service & West Sussex County Council

 

 

 

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