Firefighter Vacancies

Andrew J Killingbeck made this Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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The request was refused by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Andrew J Killingbeck

Dear West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,
can you please supply me with a
list of currant vacancies for non operational Firefighters as at 2nd April 2013. If at present
there are none, can you please tell me if there are likely to be any in the foreseeable future and within the next 12 months

Yours faithfully,
Andrew J Killingbeck

Andrew J Killingbeck left an annotation ()

Request denied due to 2 other requests being made during same period

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Full notice of refusal

Dear Mr Killingbeck

FOIA Request for Information - Notice of Refusal

We refer to your recent requests for information:

Request dated 03/04/2013 - ‘Dear West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, can you please supply me with a list of currant vacancies for non operational Firefighters as at 2nd April 2013. If at present there are none, can you please tell me if there are likely to be any in the foreseeable future and within the next 12 months’

Request dated 29/03/2013 - ‘With reference to the attached e mail, Can you please provide me with 1/ A list of all employees of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service who, at the date of the e mail, would be considered Managers as defined by that e mail 2/ Where applicable, a list of the medical qualifications held by each of the persons considered managers as defined by the e mail.
3/ A list of all the managers as defined by the e mail, who have or had access to my confidential personal records at that date. 4/ A list of all the managers as defined by the e mail, who had or have access to my confidential OHU records at that date.’

Request dated 28/03/2013 - ‘With reference to my FOI request dated 8th Dec, your Ref. IM20121210-01, I note in point 4 of your reply, "It was published by Ms S Covell , Mr A Klllingbeck/Bosshooch, Yorkshire Post, the BBC on various websites e.g. BBC local news, Yorkshire Evening Post, Fire cuts cost lives and Facebook."
Whilst I am aware of the identity of Ms Covell, Can you please inform me as to the identity of "Bosshooch" as it appears that you suggest that it is myself! Please provided evidence!
Also can you tell me why you found it necessary to name Ms Covell? the FOI referred specifically to myself and no one else.

Also reference to point 2, - No emails or documentation held by WYFRS in connection with the subject, as above, see the quoted websites. I have been made aware of the e mail from Mark Dixon to Dr Iqbal dated 5th Dec (before my FOI submission) which makes comment about my attendance at the Gipton 7th Anniversary Occasion. This constitutes evidence as requested in my FOI, can you please explain why it was not made available to me.’
Section 17(5) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), when refusing a request to provide such information to provide you the applicant with a notice which states that fact.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the decision has been taken to refuse your requests as it has been deemed they are ‘Vexatious Requests’. Section 14 (1) of the Act does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request for information if the request is vexatious or repetitious.
It is the decision of WYFRS that the series of linked requests made to date has imposed a significant burden upon the service. The main effect of these continuing linked requests would be the disproportionate inconvenience or expense caused. In reaching this decision the requests have been considered against a number of factors, as defined by the Information Commissioner’s Office, and have been determined as:
• They clearly do not have any continuing serious purpose or value
• They are designed to cause disruption or annoyance
• They have the effect of harassing the Authority
• They can otherwise fairly be characterised as obsessive or manifestly unreasonable

In reaching this decision WYFRS has taken the following facts and matters into account. You have made eight linked information requests and sent in excess of 140 emails, between October 2012 to date, to several different departments and individuals across the brigade on a frequent basis all connected in some way to the ill health pension review requested by WYFRS. This shows evidence of patterns of obsession or of being manifestly unreasonable, the effect of which is to harass WYFRS. WYFRS consider that any attempt to answer or assist in relation to these latest requests will lead on to further requests and dissatisfaction with the responses provided.
I confirm that any further requests made under the Act for information relating to your ill health pension review, and any subsequent information relating to the responses received from WYFRS and any complaints made by yourself related to this matter and subsequent investigations, will be categorised as vexatious and will not be administered in any capacity.
Any requests you submit in the future will be considered on a case-by-case basis and if they comply with Section 8(1)(c) FOIA, e.g. describe the information requested, and are not of a nature that could be fairly characterised as obsessive or manifestly unreasonable, will not be treated as vexatious.
You should note that following this correspondence, we are not obliged to, nor do we intend to, take any further steps in relation to this matter or any further requests that you may submit that are deemed to fall into the remit of vexatious.

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Complaint now made to ICO (Along with several others)

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