Demountable pods and prime movers

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Dear Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service,

I would like to request a fleet list for all demountable pods and prime movers currently in use by the service, including type, fleet numbers, callsigns And where they are based at

Yours faithfully,

Joe conway

SHQ - Shaw, Robert, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir
 
FOI 1124/20 - Demountable Pods and Prime Movers
 
Thank you for your email which was received on 20 September 2020,
requesting the following information:
 
I would like to request a fleet list for all demountable pods and prime
movers currently in use by the service, including type, fleet numbers,
callsigns And where they are based at.
 
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered as soon as possible and at the
latest within 20 working days, (16 October 2020).
 
Please note that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Lancashire Fire and Rescue
Service is prioritising the delivery of our Emergency Response service. 
As operational personnel are often required to provide information to
facilitate Freedom of Information Requests please note that there may be
some delay in providing you the requested information.  Please be assured
however that we do intent to provide the information (if appropriate under
the act) within the timescales wherever possible.
 
In the unlikely event that we are not able to respond within 20 working
days we will write to you to explain why and provide an anticipated
completion date.
 
In line with guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office,
LFRS may make a charge for the provision of information – for example in
order to cover the costs of postage (in line with the relevant postal
charges) or charges for printing and copying (which will reflect
photocopying charges levied by public libraries).
 
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provided.
 
If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact the
Incident Information Officer quoting the reference number given in the
subject line of this acknowledgement.
 
Regards
 
Corporate Programme and Intelligence
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Email dp&[email address]
 
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Dear Sir
 
Freedom of Information Request 1124/20
 
I am writing further to your email of 20 September 2020 where you
requested information relating to Demountable Pods and Prime Movers.
 
Please find our decision below:
 
See attached
 
Please note that call signs and vehicle registrations are exempt under
section 31 of the freedom of information act, please see the relevant
information below.
Section 17 of the Act provides:
 
(1)        A public authority which, in relation to any request for
information, is to any extent relying on a claim that information is
exempt information must, within the time for complying with Section 1(1),
  give the applicant a notice which:-
            (a)        states the fact,
            (b)        specifies the exemption in question, and
            (c)        states (if that would not otherwise be apparent)
why the exemption applies.
 
In relation to your request for details regarding the above request,
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is unable to release this information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of the following
 
Exemptions:
 
Section 31(1) – Law Enforcement
 
Section 31 (1) states:
 
Information which is not exempt information by virtue of section 30 is
exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be
likely to, prejudice -
 
Section 31(1)(a) – prevention or detection of crime, Prevention or
detection of crime can protect information on a public authority’s systems
which would make it more vulnerable to crime . It can also be used by a
public authority that has no law enforcement function to protect the work
of one that does.
 
Prejudice Test
 
Section 31 is subject to a test of prejudice. This means that information
can only be withheld if its disclosure would, or would be likely to,
prejudice one of the activities listed in either subsection 31(1) or (2).
 
As you may be aware, disclosure under FOIA is a release to the public at
large. Whilst not questioning the motives of the applicant, it is a
well-known fact that Freedom of Information releases are monitored by
criminals and criminal gangs, and as such the release of this information
would likely make Fire Service Equipment, Vehicles and Personnel
vulnerable to crime. This would be to the detriment of providing an
efficient emergency response service and a failure in providing a duty of
care to all members of the public and FRS Personnel. Due to this I do not
perceive that the release of information, such as Registration Numbers or
Call Signs for Fire Service Vehicles is in the Public Interest.
 
       
If you are unhappy with the information you have received in relation to
your request and wish to make an appeal or request a review of our
decision, you should write to the Director of Strategy and Planning at the
address shown below or by e-mail.
 
The Director of Strategy and Planning Delivery
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire Service HQ
Garstang Road
Fulwood
Preston
PR2 3LH
 
Appeals or reviews should be made within 40 working days of our response
to your request being issued.  Any appeals or requests for review received
outside of the 40 working days will be refused.  Please note this is in
line with the Information Commissioner’s own working practices.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of your appeal or review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.
 
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
[1]www.ico.gov.uk
 
Should you have any queries with regards to this email or require any
additional information, please contact me on the details listed below.
 
Yours faithfully
 
Corporate Programme and Intelligence
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Email dp&[email address]
 
SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES
Call 0800 169 1125 to book a free Home Fire Safety Check.
Visit our website: [2]www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk
Facebook: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Twitter: @LancashireFRS
 
 

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