Breathing Apparatus Policies and Procedures

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Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

I am writing to request information and or any policies heald by the brigade involving the use of Breathing Apparatus both Standard and Extended Duration Including donning doffing and minimum crew requirements to commit teams at incidents.

Further to this, I would also like to request any information and or policy the brigade holds on the use of breathing apparatus in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives (CBRNE) Capacity including the donning and doffing requirements (including the need for and types of decontamination available to the brigade) and different levels of CBRNE Protection available to firefighters both on frontline DLPs, FRUs or DIM Units.

I am aware that the brigade may feel that some of the information requested is sensitive however I would ask that you do not refuse disclosure but instead redact any information at odds with Section 31 or Section 38 of the Act. This is in accordance with best practice from the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony

LFB Information Access, London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Antony,

Thank you for your request.

This will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and we will respond as soon as we are able.  Please note, given the current situation with the Coronavirus, this may be outside of the normal, expected timeframe for a FOI response (20 working days).

Thank you for your patience, with kind regards

Regards

Tavell
 
Tavell Carter
Information Access
 
London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street  London  SE1 0LL
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Iain Wilson, London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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    policy number 0466 respiratory protective equipment breathing apparatus operational procedures.pdf

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    policy number 0476 RPE BA Dr ger PSS7000 technical information.pdf

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Dear Mr Lea,

I am the Case Manager for your Freedom of Information Request (FOI),
reference 6212.1, which we received on 09.12.2021.

Your Request:

I am writing to request information and or any policies heald by the
brigade involving the use of Breathing Apparatus both Standard and
Extended Duration Including donning doffing and minimum crew requirements
to commit teams at incidents.

 

Further to this, I would also like to request any information and or
policy the brigade holds on the use of breathing apparatus in a Chemical,
Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives (CBRNE)
Capacity including the donning and doffing requirements (including the
need for and types of decontamination available to the brigade) and
different levels of CBRNE Protection available to firefighters both on
frontline DLPs, FRUs or DIM Units.

Our Response:

The only policy about breathing apparatus, available in the public domain,
is policy number 466: Respiratory protective equipment - breathing
apparatus - operational procedures, which I have attached to this email.

I have also attached the Brigade’s internal policy, number 476: RPE - BA
Drager PSS7000 Technical Information.

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London Fire Brigade.

You may use or reuse this information (not including logos) free of charge
in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
To view this licence, please visit:

[1]www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/

The London Fire website provides a lot of information about the proposal
for the replacement of the breathing apparatus equipment currently used by
the Brigade and you can find it, via this weblink:

[2]https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/media/569...

 

 

I  hope you find this information of use but if you have any further
questions, please do let me know.

 

We have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000. For more information about this process, please see the
guidance we publish about making a request [3]on our website.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Iain Wilson

Information Access Manager (Temp)

Information Management | Corporate Services

 

London Fire Brigade

169 Union Street  London  SE1 0LL

E: [4][email address]

M 07810 850731

 

I am writing to request information and or any policies heald by the
brigade involving the use of Breathing Apparatus both Standard and
Extended Duration Including donning doffing and minimum crew requirements
to commit teams at incidents.

 

Further to this, I would also like to request any information and or
policy the brigade holds on the use of breathing apparatus in a Chemical,
Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives (CBRNE)
Capacity including the donning and doffing requirements (including the
need for and types of decontamination available to the brigade) and
different levels of CBRNE Protection available to firefighters both on
frontline DLPs, FRUs or DIM Units.

 

I am aware that the brigade may feel that some of the information
requested is sensitive however  I would ask that you do not refuse
disclosure but instead redact any information at odds with Section 31 or
Section 38 of the Act. This is in accordance with best practice from the
Office of the Information Commissioner.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Anthony

 

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