Changes to the fire and rescue service since 2015

Ramzy Alwakeel made this Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of a batch sent to 50 authorities

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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.

Yours faithfully,

Ramzy Alwakeel

Information, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

Thank you for your email dated 16 January 2020 which was received by West
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on 17 January 2020. requesting the
following information:

 

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.

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service acknowledges receipt of your
request and confirms that it will respond to you with the information it
holds, unless the information is covered by one of the exemptions in the
Act. We will respond to you as soon as possible, and in any event within
the 20 working days required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, in
the manner requested. Accordingly, we will respond with the information
that you have requested by 14 February 2020.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
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required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

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If you have any queries, or wish to discuss any aspect of your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us on 01274 473787, quoting the
reference number provided above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Aleemah Mohmin

Corporate Services

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oakroyd Hall | Bradford Road | Birkenshaw | West Yorkshire | BD11 2DY

 

T: 01274 473787

 

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21 January 2020

 

 

Dear Ramzy Alwakeel

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 16 January 2020, which
was received by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on the 17
January 2020.

 

Your request is as follows:

 

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.

 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service response:

 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have now completed its search for the
information you requested and can now confirm as follows:-

 

Please see the document attached for the information requested.

 

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If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you
have the right to request a review. You should do this as soon as possible
or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this email. In
the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can do so by
writing to the Information Management Officer, Corporate Services at:

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oakroyd Hall

Birkenshaw

West Yorkshire

BD11 2DY

Telephone: 01274 473787

E-mail: [1][West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]

 

If you are not satisfied with the assistance that you get from the West
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service or if we have not been able to resolve
your complaint and feel that a formal complaint needs to be made then this
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Act 2000 and that deals with formal complaints. They can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

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Telephone: 01625 545745

Web: [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

If you require further advice about the information we have sent or wish
to discuss any aspect of your request, please do not hesitate to contact
us on 01274 473787, quoting the reference number provided above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Aleemah Mohmin

Information Management Assistant

Corporate Services

 

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