Changes to the fire and rescue service since 2015
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
I would like to know how the fire and rescue service has changed since 2015.
As such, I would like to know the number of fire stations operated by the fire and rescue service in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
I would also like a list of the fire stations which closed down each year and a list of the fire stations which opened each year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Finally, I would like to know the number of full-time and part-time staff employed by the fire and rescue service in each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.
I would really appreciate your help with this request – I look forward to hearing from you.
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-388115-C7Q9J3
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 16 January 2020
We have up to 20 working days in which to deal with your request. If we require clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to explain this. The 20 working day period will then start from the day that we receive your clarification.
You will also be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying copies of the information.
Please also be aware that, if the requested information contains references to any third parties, we may need to consult these individuals about the release of their personal data before making a decision whether or not to release the information to you.
We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to you.
Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the team by email [Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service request email] or by telephone 01603 222661.
Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant
Information Compliance Team
Dept: 01603 222661
Bay 7-9, Ground Floor, County Hall, Norwich
Dear Ramzy Alwakeel
Freedom of Information Request ENQ- 388115-C7Q9J3
I refer to your request for information dated 16 January 2020.
You asked for:
• the number of fire stations operated by the fire and rescue
service in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Under Section 21(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 your request
has been considered, and is refused, as the information you have requested
is already in the public domain. However, in order to assist you please
find the weblinks to the information detailed below.
Please refer to our website that hosts the Integrated Risk Management Plan
(IRMP) documents for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The Integrated Risk
Management Plan (IRMP) sets out how we will achieve our goals of improving
public safety, reducing the number of emergency incidents and saving
• a list of the fire stations which closed down each year and a list
of the fire stations which opened each year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and
Closed stations – None closed in the years specified.
Opened new stations – One, Downham Market - new fire station May 2018
• the number of full-time and part-time staff employed by the fire
and rescue service in each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Council’s budget book on our website contains details of staffing:
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First Contact Team
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Bev Whittaker, Information Compliance Officer
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