Battersea Arts Centre - 13 March 2015

A Kassi made this Freedom of Information request to London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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Dear London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (London Fire Brigade),

On 13 March 2015, twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters and officers were called to a large fire affecting Battersea Arts Centre on Lavender Hill, SW11. Two aerial appliances were also used to fight the fire.

Please can you advise the response times of the twelve responding fire engines and from which stations they originated.

Please also advise the response times of the aerial appliances and from which stations they originated.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Artemis Kassi

Dear London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (London Fire Brigade),

Please could you provide another link to the information originally the subject of this FOI as the London DataStore link appears to have expired.

Thank you for your co-operation and assistance in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

A Kassi

London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Artemis,

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act (‘FOIA’)
dated 18 April 2015. You have requested the following information:

 

‘On 13 March 2015, twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters and
officers were called to a large fire affecting Battersea Arts Centre on
Lavender Hill, SW11. Two aerial appliances were also used to fight the
fire.

 

Please can you advise the response times of the twelve responding fire
engines and from which stations they originated.

 

Please also advise the response times of the aerial appliances and from
which stations they originated.’

 

You then sent a further email, later on the same day, stating:

 

‘Please could you provide another link to the information originally the
subject of this FOI as the London DataStore link appears to have expired’.

 

I confirm that the London Fire Brigade (‘LFB’) holds the information
requested above, which is publically available from the London Datastore.
Please  use the following links to access the information from the LFB
mobilisation and incident data, published in the datastore at
[1]http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london...
and http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london...

 

These data sets will contain details of this incident, including the
appliances involved, the fire stations from which the appliances were
mobilised, and the attendance times for these appliances.

 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response you can request an internal
review by writing to the Head of Information Management and Performance at
the address below (or email [2][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 website at [3]www.ico.org.uk or by writing to the
Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire
SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Kelly

Information Access Manager                                         

 

London Fire Brigade

169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200 ext 30365

E: [4][email address]

 

Visit our website at [5]www.london-fire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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Dear Sarah,

Many thanks for your reply. In fact, the second message is an error on my part and in fact referred to an earlier, separate request concerning August 2011. When I went back to review the message which you had provided to that FOI request, I received error messages saying the information no longer exists. I will happily re-submit in respect of the correct message.

Meantime, I should be grateful if you would please provide the link to the information sought concerning Battersea Arts Centre. In the past you have helpfully provided response times for each of the responding appliances and aerial ladders.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you once again for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Artemis

London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Thank you for your email.

 

I am currently out of office, returning on Monday, 23 March 2015.

 

If you need to contact someone regarding an urgent query, please get in
touch with James Sivell at [email address] or on 020 8555
1200 ext 30415. This email has not been forwarded.

 

Many thanks

Sarah Kelly

 

 

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London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Artemis,

 

Further to your email of 18 March 2015, as requested, I have attached a
further copy of our response to your request for information regarding
incidents in August 2011 (our ref. FOIA1890.1).

 

Kind regards

 

Sarah Kelly

Information Access Manager

London Fire Brigade

 

T: 020 8555 1200x30365

E: [1][email address]

 

From: KELLY, SARAH
Sent: 14 July 2014 16:19
To: '[email address]'
Subject: FOIA 1890.1 Your request for information

 

Dear Ms Kassi

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act (‘FOIA’)
dated 16 June 2014. You have requested the following information:

 

Please could you provide me with the attendance times at ward level for
incidents occurring between 3 August - 18 August 2011, including (but not
limited to) attendance by crews and station commanders from:

 

1)  Belsize;

2)  Bow:

3)  Clerkenwell;

4)  Downham;

5)  Kingsland;

6)  Knightsbridge;

7)  Silvertown;

8)  Southwark:

9)  Westminster; and

10) Woolwich.

 

Please could you also indicate which was the longest distance travelled to
respond to an incident and also the longest attendance time during this
period.

 

I can confirm that the London Fire Brigade (‘LFB’) holds the information
requested above. However, the information is publically available via the
LFB mobilisation and incident data, published in the London datastore at
[2]http://data.london.gov.uk/datastore/pack...
and
 [3]http://data.london.gov.uk/datastore/pack...

 

The mobilisation data will list the fire stations which appliances were
mobilised from, for each incident, and attendance times for these
appliances. The incident data will state the postcode of the incident
location.

 

Using the incident data should enable you to calculate the distances
between the relevant stations, and each incident, by entering the incident
post code, and the fire station post codes, into an online route planner
(ie. the AA Route Planner).

 

For ease of reference, I have set out below, a list of the above fire
stations, and their addresses, including post codes:

 

Fire Station Address Postcode
 Belsize   36 Lancaster Grove, Hampstead NW3 4PB
 Woolwich   24 Sunbury Street SE18 5LU
 Kingsland   333 Kingsland Road E8 4DR
 Clerkenwell   42-44 Rosebery Avenue EC1R 4RN
 Knightsbridge   16 Basil Street, Kensington SW3 1AJ
 Downham   260 Reigate Road, Bromley BR1 5JN
 Silvertown   303 North Woolwich Road E16 2BB
 Southwark   94 Southwark Bridge Road SE1 0EG
 Bow   64 Parnell Road E3 2RU
 Westminster   4 Greycoat Place SW1P 1SB

 

As stated in our response to you, regarding your recent FOIA request,
reference no. FOIA 1876.1, emergency cover in any particular area of
London does not rely solely on the fire engines at the local station. We
plan our fire cover to meet the needs of London as a whole. If for any
reason staff or fire engines at a particular station are temporarily
unavailable, we will send resources from other stations to deal with the
emergency.

 

I hope you find the information provided useful. However, if you have any
queries, please direct them to [4][LFB request email]

 

You have the right to ask the Authority to review this response. If you
wish to do so, please set out in writing your reasons for asking and
address them to David Wyatt – Head of Information Management and
Performance at [5][email address]

 

You also have the right to ask the Information Commissioner for a decision
as to whether the Authority has dealt with your request in accordance with
the requirements of the FOIA. If you wish to do this, you must first ask
the Authority to review its decision; and then you must apply promptly to
the Information Commissioner at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

 

Sarah Kelly

Information Access Officer                                         

London Fire Brigade

169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200 ext 30401

E: [6][email address]

 

Visit our website at [7]www.london-fire.gov.uk

 

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