Gas explosions and fires

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Dear Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service,

Please could you tell me, for each of the last five years, the number of a) gas explosions your fire crews have attended and b) fires where a gas appliance was recorded as the cause of the fire?

Thanks in advance for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Nicholas Donovan

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Dear Nicholas

Receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request is noted and will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Kind Regards

Philippa

Administrator
Headquarters Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Bestwood Lodge
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 8PD

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Hi Nicholas Donovan,

To help us send you the information you want, can you confirm the 'years' you want incident information for?

1 - five financial years eg April 2016 - March 2017.

2 - five rolling calendar years, ie June 2016 - May 2021.

3 - five calendar years 2016 or 2017 to 2020, and 2021 to date.

Thank you.

Regards, Information Governance Manager

Corporate Support
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service
0115 967 0880

Creating Safer Communities
Twitter: @NottsFire
www.facebook.com/NottsFRS
www.notts-fire.gov.uk

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FOI requests, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Nicholas Donovan,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 23 May 2021, which we
received on 24 May 2021.

 

Your request is being responded to under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000.

 

You asked:

 

            Please could you tell me, for each of the last five years, the
number of

                        a) gas explosions your fire crews have attended.

                        b) fires where a gas appliance was recorded as the
cause of the fire.

 

I'm sorry, but we haven't yet collected this information for you. We will
reply with the information you've asked for as soon as we can.

We apologise for this delay in our full response.

 

The Information Commissioner recognises that at times during the Covid
pandemic our staff sometimes have to prioritise other work to keep
services running.

 

In case useful in the meantime, below is a copy of information we sent to
a similar FOIA request last month:

 

A: Total number for all incidents attended by Nottinghamshire Fire &
Rescue Service:

1.         What are the total number of all incidents attended within the
last three-year period?

2.         What are the total number of injuries from all incidents (this
includes those treated by firefighters or treated in hospital) attended
within the last three-year period?

3.         What are the total number of deaths from all incidents attended
within the last three-year period

 

                                  Incidents       Casualties    
Fatalities

                    

2018/19        11,235          73                 12

2019/20        9,659            80                 6

2020/21        8,992            64                 5

 

 

B: Numbers for incidents involving carbon monoxide (CO):

4.         What are the total number of incidents for CO attended within
the last three-year period?

5.         What are the total number of injuries from all CO incidents
attended within the last three-year period?

6.         What are the total number of deaths from all CO incidents
attended within the last three-year period?

 

                                  Incidents       Casualties    
Fatalities

2018/19        17                 0                   0

2019/20        14                 1                   0

2020/21        16                 0                   0

 

 

C: Numbers for incidents involving solid fuel appliances:

7.         What are the total number of incidents due to a solid fuel
appliance attended within the last three-year period?

8.         What are the total number of injuries from CO exposure due to a
solid fuel appliance attended within the last three-year period?

9.         What are the total number of deaths from CO exposure due to a
solid fuel appliance attended within the last three-year period?

                    Incidents       Casualties     Fatalities

2018/19        50                 0                   0

2019/20        33                 0                   0

2020/21        61                 1                   0

 

 

D: Numbers for incidents involving gas appliances:

10.       What are the total number of incidents due to a gas appliance?

11.       What are the total number of injuries from CO exposure due to a
gas appliance attended within the last three-year period?

12.       What are the total number of deaths from CO exposure due to a
gas appliance attended within the last three-year period?

 

                   Incidents       Casualties     Fatalities

2018/19        77                 6                   0

2019/20        74                 6                   3

2020/21        69                 2                   1

 

 

Please note that NFRS incident records are of the information available at
the time of incidents. Some of the data we hold is partial, limited to
what information has been recorded.

 

Again, I’m sorry for the delay in replying. We’ll send the information you
asked for as soon as we can.

 

If you’re unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can use the NFRS FOI complaints process. If you need
assistance with this, please contact us.

([1]https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/AccessToIn...
)

 

Because of the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) it's possible
we'll take longer than usual to reply to complaints about supply of
information under Freedom of Information or Environment Information
Regulations. The [2]Information Commissioner recognises that longer time
may be needed when NFRS staff have to prioritise other work to keep
services running during the COVID-19 pandemic.

[email address]

Telephone: 0115 967 0880

Head of Corporate Support
Freedom of Information
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Headquarters
Bestwood Lodge
Arnold
Nottingham   NG5 8PD

If you’re still unhappy after we have responded to your complaint, you
have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner:

 

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

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk    

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Regards, Information Governance Manager

 

Corporate Support

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

0115 967 0880

 

Creating Safer Communities

Twitter: @NottsFire

www.facebook.com/NottsFRS

www.notts-fire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Nicholas Donovan,

 

Also – as we haven’t heard back from our email to you on 4 June 2021
asking which ‘years’ (financial / full calendar / rolling calendar year
May-April) you want the information for, we will locate and send you
incident information for:

 

1 - five financial years eg April 2016 - March 2017.

 

Thank you.

 

Regards, Information Governance Manager

 

Corporate Support

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

0115 967 0880

 

Creating Safer Communities

Twitter: @NottsFire

[1]www.facebook.com/NottsFRS

[2]www.notts-fire.gov.uk

 

 

[3]Gov2-20200510010201994

 

 

From: FOI requests
Sent: 21 June 2021 15:15
To: Nick Donovan <[FOI #757965 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Gas explosions and fires

 

Dear Nicholas Donovan,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 23 May 2021, which we
received on 24 May 2021.

 

Your request is being responded to under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000.

 

You asked:

 

            Please could you tell me, for each of the last five years, the
number of

                        a) gas explosions your fire crews have attended.

                        b) fires where a gas appliance was recorded as the
cause of the fire.

 

I'm sorry, but we haven't yet collected this information for you. We will
reply with the information you've asked for as soon as we can.

We apologise for this delay in our full response.

 

The Information Commissioner recognises that at times during the Covid
pandemic our staff sometimes have to prioritise other work to keep
services running.

 

In case useful in the meantime, below is a copy of information we sent to
a similar FOIA request last month:

 

A: Total number for all incidents attended by Nottinghamshire Fire &
Rescue Service:

1.         What are the total number of all incidents attended within the
last three-year period?

2.         What are the total number of injuries from all incidents (this
includes those treated by firefighters or treated in hospital) attended
within the last three-year period?

3.         What are the total number of deaths from all incidents attended
within the last three-year period

 

                                  Incidents       Casualties    
Fatalities

                    

2018/19        11,235          73                 12

2019/20        9,659            80                 6

2020/21        8,992            64                 5

 

 

B: Numbers for incidents involving carbon monoxide (CO):

4.         What are the total number of incidents for CO attended within
the last three-year period?

5.         What are the total number of injuries from all CO incidents
attended within the last three-year period?

6.         What are the total number of deaths from all CO incidents
attended within the last three-year period?

 

                                  Incidents       Casualties    
Fatalities

2018/19        17                 0                   0

2019/20        14                 1                   0

2020/21        16                 0                   0

 

 

C: Numbers for incidents involving solid fuel appliances:

7.         What are the total number of incidents due to a solid fuel
appliance attended within the last three-year period?

8.         What are the total number of injuries from CO exposure due to a
solid fuel appliance attended within the last three-year period?

9.         What are the total number of deaths from CO exposure due to a
solid fuel appliance attended within the last three-year period?

 

                    Incidents       Casualties     Fatalities

2018/19        50                 0                   0

2019/20        33                 0                   0

2020/21        61                 1                   0

 

 

D: Numbers for incidents involving gas appliances:

10.       What are the total number of incidents due to a gas appliance?

11.       What are the total number of injuries from CO exposure due to a
gas appliance attended within the last three-year period?

12.       What are the total number of deaths from CO exposure due to a
gas appliance attended within the last three-year period?

 

                   Incidents       Casualties     Fatalities

2018/19        77                 6                   0

2019/20        74                 6                   3

2020/21        69                 2                   1

 

 

Please note that NFRS incident records are of the information available at
the time of incidents. Some of the data we hold is partial, limited to
what information has been recorded.

 

Again, I’m sorry for the delay in replying. We’ll send the information you
asked for as soon as we can.

 

If you’re unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can use the NFRS FOI complaints process. If you need
assistance with this, please contact us.

([4]https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/AccessToIn...
)

 

Because of the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) it's possible
we'll take longer than usual to reply to complaints about supply of
information under Freedom of Information or Environment Information
Regulations. The [5]Information Commissioner recognises that longer time
may be needed when NFRS staff have to prioritise other work to keep
services running during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

[6][email address]

Telephone: 0115 967 0880

Head of Corporate Support
Freedom of Information
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Headquarters
Bestwood Lodge
Arnold
Nottingham   NG5 8PD

If you’re still unhappy after we have responded to your complaint, you
have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner:

 

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

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [7]www.ico.org.uk    

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Regards, Information Governance Manager

 

Corporate Support

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

0115 967 0880

 

Creating Safer Communities

Twitter: @NottsFire

[8]www.facebook.com/NottsFRS

[9]www.notts-fire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Information Governance Manager,
Thank you very much for your reply, and I apologise for missing and not responding to your previous email requesting clarification on which type of 'years' would be best. I appreciate both that earlier message and this one - and I confirm that financial years would be fine.
I'm very grateful for your assistance.
Yours sincerely,

Nick Donovan

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Hi Nicholas Donovan,

Also – as we haven’t heard back from our email to you on 4 June 2021
asking which ‘years’ (financial / full calendar / rolling calendar year
May-April) you want the information for, we will locate and send you
incident information for:

1 - five financial years eg April 2016 - March 2017.

Thank you.

Regards, Information Governance Manager

Corporate Support

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

0115 967 0880

FOI requests, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Nicholas

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information Act request.

Kind Regards

Philippa

Administrator
Headquarters Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Bestwood Lodge
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 8PD

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