Call Signs

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Dear West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service,

please can i have a list of all callsigns used by vehicles, car, trailers, pods etc in west sussex fire?
can it list the callsign, vehicle type, station allocation and whether it is crewed by wholetime, day-crewing or retained/oncall firefighters please?
i do not require the above data for any officers.

Yours faithfully,

jason smith

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

Dear jason smith

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/2524

Freedom of Information request - Call Signs

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Dear jason smith,

Our Ref: FOI/2524

On 17/06/2021 you made the following request for information, which has
been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

FOI Re: Call signs used by WS F&R''s for callsigns used by vehicles, car,
trailers, pods etc.

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

The Response to your request is as follows:

Please see attached a Microsoft Excel document called “WSFRS Red Fleet
List 28062021”, which provides some of the information you have requested.

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. Callsigns have been withheld under section 24 of the Act, which
exempts the disclosure of 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 callsigns may prejudice our ability to
maintain both our own and national security. For this reason, we consider
that the public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the
public interest in disclosure.

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Dear [email address],

thank you for your email.

call signs were released last year on another fleet request on this website: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

i do not require fleet details (number plates etc), but just the callsign, vehicle type, station allocated and crewing status for all vehicles, pods, trailers etc.

Yours sincerely,

jason smith

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

Dear jason smith

We acknowledge receipt of your email to West Sussex County Council

We will pass your email on to the team handling your case FOI/2524.

 

If your email requires a response it will be issued within twenty working
days. If that is not possible then we will contact you again.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Team

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

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Dear jason smith,

Our Ref: FOI/2524

On 17/06/2021 you made the following request for information, which has
been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004 [select
appropriate statute].

FOI Re: Call signs used by WS F&R''s for callsigns used by vehicles, car,
trailers, pods etc.

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

The Response to your request is as follows:

 

We have re-assessed your request and attached is a fleet list, with
callsigns with the necessary callsigns.  As you can see some of these
vehicles do not have callsigns, as they are driving training vehicles or
spares for example.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder. Most
documents supplied by us will be copyright of West Sussex County Council.

Information you receive which is not subject to WSCC continues to be
protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the
information originated. You must ensure that you gain their permission
before reproducing any third party (non WSCC) information.

If you have any queries about any of this information please contact me
 by responding to this email. Please do not amend the Subject line.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may
wish to ask for a review of our decision  by responding to this email.
Please do not amend the Subject line.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted our internal
review procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

[1]www.ico.org.uk; or

The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

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Dear [email address],

thank you for sending the requested information across.

Yours sincerely,

jason smith

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

Dear jason smith

We acknowledge receipt of your email to West Sussex County Council

We will pass your email on to the team handling your case FOI/2524.

 

If your email requires a response it will be issued within twenty working
days. If that is not possible then we will contact you again.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Team