Incident report - 06/03/2012 Monkton Avenue, Weston-super-Mare

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Dear Avon Fire and Rescue Service,

In relation to your press release at http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/Avon/News/Bla..., please can you provide the following information:

1) Time/date of first call
2) Time/date of stop message
3) Time/date incident closed
4) A list of appliances that attended (by call sign) to be split into:
a) Appliances attending on "Pre-Determined Attendance"
b) Appliances attending on any subsequent "make up" or as part of any SOP i.e. CU attending on five-pump incidents etc
c) Appliances attending as a "relief crews"
d) Appliances that were tasked to "stand by" at another fire station
For point 4, please provide the time/date mobilised, mobile, on scene and available.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Roberts

Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Requests, Avon Fire and Rescue

Dear Mr Roberts

 

I write to acknowledge your email dated 07/03/12 requesting information
regarding an incident on the 06/03/12 at Monkton Ave, Weston Super Mare
that Avon Fire & Rescue Service attended.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, from the date of
receipt subject to the information not being exempt or containing a
reference to a third party.  In some circumstances Avon Fire & Rescue
Service may be unable to achieve this deadline.  If this is likely you
will be informed and given a revised date at the earliest opportunity.

 

In the meantime, thank you for your interest in Avon Fire & Rescue
Service.

 

Kind regards

Joanna Warren
Administrative Assistant - Improvement Co-ordination Unit
Service Improvement Directorate

Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Temple Back
Bristol
BS1 6EU
Tel : 0117 9262061 ext 339
[1][email address]
www.avonfire.gov.uk <[2]http://www.avonfire.gov.uk>

  Dear Avon Fire and Rescue Service,

    

     In relation to your press release at

    
[3]http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/Avon/News/Bla...,

     please can you provide the following information:

    

     1) Time/date of first call

     2) Time/date of stop message

     3) Time/date incident closed

     4) A list of appliances that attended (by call sign) to be split

     into:

     a) Appliances attending on "Pre-Determined Attendance"

     b) Appliances attending on any subsequent "make up" or as part of

     any SOP i.e. CU attending on five-pump incidents etc

     c) Appliances attending as a "relief crews"

     d) Appliances that were tasked to "stand by" at another fire

     station

     For point 4, please provide the time/date mobilised, mobile, on

     scene and available.

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     Mr Roberts

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Requests, Avon Fire and Rescue

Dear Mr Roberts

 

This is just a courtesy email to advise you that we are still working on
your request and we aim to send you our response by the required deadline
of Wednesday 4^th April.   If this is unlikely then we will give you a
revised date at the earliest opportunity.

 

Thank you for your interest in Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

 

Kind regards

Joanna Warren
Administrative Assistant - Corporate Services Directorate

Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Temple Back
Bristol
BS1 6EU
Tel : 0117 9262061 ext 339
[1][email address]
www.avonfire.gov.uk <[2]http://www.avonfire.gov.uk>

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From: Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Requests
Sent: 12 March 2012 14:15
To: '[FOI #108551 email]'
Subject: FOI 1891 Incident report - 06/03/2012 Monkton Avenue,
Weston-super-Mare

 

Dear Mr Roberts

 

I write to acknowledge your email dated 07/03/12 requesting information
regarding an incident on the 06/03/12 at Monkton Ave, Weston Super Mare
that Avon Fire & Rescue Service attended.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, from the date of
receipt subject to the information not being exempt or containing a
reference to a third party.  In some circumstances Avon Fire & Rescue
Service may be unable to achieve this deadline.  If this is likely you
will be informed and given a revised date at the earliest opportunity.

 

In the meantime, thank you for your interest in Avon Fire & Rescue
Service.

 

Kind regards

Joanna Warren
Administrative Assistant - Improvement Co-ordination Unit
Service Improvement Directorate

Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Temple Back
Bristol
BS1 6EU
Tel : 0117 9262061 ext 339
[3][email address]
www.avonfire.gov.uk <[4]http://www.avonfire.gov.uk>

  Dear Avon Fire and Rescue Service,

    

     In relation to your press release at

    
[5]http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/Avon/News/Bla...,

     please can you provide the following information:

    

     1) Time/date of first call

     2) Time/date of stop message

     3) Time/date incident closed

     4) A list of appliances that attended (by call sign) to be split

     into:

     a) Appliances attending on "Pre-Determined Attendance"

     b) Appliances attending on any subsequent "make up" or as part of

     any SOP i.e. CU attending on five-pump incidents etc

     c) Appliances attending as a "relief crews"

     d) Appliances that were tasked to "stand by" at another fire

     station

     For point 4, please provide the time/date mobilised, mobile, on

     scene and available.

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     Mr Roberts

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Warren,

Many thanks for the update.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Roberts

Freedom of Information Act & Data Protection Requests, Avon Fire and Rescue

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Dear Mr Roberts

 

I write in response to your request for information dated 07/03/12
concerning an incident that took place on the 06/03/2012 at Monkton
Avenue, Weston-super-Mare (incident number 022837-06032012).

 

We can confirm that Avon Fire & Rescue hold the information that you
require and please find attached the copy of the Incident report (IRS
report).  Please note that telephone numbers and persons’ names have been
removed from the report due to S.40 Personal Information.

 

In addition, please find below our comments to your questions:

 

     1) Time/date of first call (as per report)

     2) Time/date of stop message (as per report)

     3) Time/date incident closed (as per report)

     4) A list of appliances that attended (by call sign) to be split

     into:

     a) Appliances attending on "Pre-Determined Attendance"

     b) Appliances attending on any subsequent "make up" or as part of

     any SOP i.e. CU attending on five-pump incidents etc

     c) Appliances attending as a "relief crews"

     d) Appliances that were tasked to "stand by" at another fire

     station

     For point 4, please provide the time/date mobilised, mobile, on

     scene and available.

 

           

4          All vehicles/appliances that attended the incident are listed
under the “resources” section of the report (starting on page 3, which
includes details of time mobile, time at scene, time available and
appliance call signs).  Please note that appliances that attended are
listed within the report in station number order (i.e. Yate, stn 03 are
listed first) and therefore not in time they were mobilised/arrive on
scene.  Regarding points a-d, these are not featured as part of the report
and our response regarding providing such information is as follows:

 

As a major emergency service provider, you will appreciate that we must
ensure that information relating to the strategic movement of our
appliances or other sensitive operational intelligence is appropriately
protected. Releasing such information in response to your request has
wider implications that we must consider.  By this we mean that disclosing
this information may prejudice our ability to maintain our own and
national security. We believe that maintaining security and ensuring
public safety in a national and local context takes precedence over this
request.

 

We accept that this type of information is of interest to enthusiasts but
believe that it is not in the greater public good to release detailed
information.

 

We do not imply that release of this information alone would necessarily
be immediately detrimental, but taken with other information we consider
that it could have an adverse affect on our capability, effectiveness and
security. Given the current security climate in the UK we recognise the
necessity to take a precautionary approach. In this situation we have also
taken account of whether the release of this information, could, if put
together with other available information, cause damage. After
consideration we concluded that this type of information cannot be
divorced from its context and looked at in isolation. In some
circumstances, releasing this information could give rise to prejudice
that would not otherwise have existed, because, taken together with other
information, it could disclose a composite of information which is more
sensitive than its individual parts taken separately.

 

We are therefore refusing this part of your request (breakdown of 4a-d)
under several Freedom of Information exemptions, s24 National Security,
s26 Defence, s44 Prohibition on Disclosure.

 

In taking this decision we have taken note of the Centre for Protecting
the National Infrastructure Guidance on disclosure of sensitive
information, which states

“…. that national security is paramount and should be considered carefully
in any government or commercial decision to release or disseminate
information to the public”.

 

Some of these exemptions are subject to the public interest test. This
means that we must consider whether the public interest in releasing the
information outweighs the public interest in refusing to disclose. We have
considered that it is in the interest of the majority of the public to
protect potentially sensitive operational information in order to support
us to ensure public safety. We have also decided that the likelihood of
harm need not be immediate as the impact would, in an emergency situation,
be potentially serious.

 

We also considered whether release of this information is in the public
interest in terms of explaining our decisions, ensuring accountability, or
providing transparency into our handling of public finances. We have
concluded that the detail of this information is not necessary to meet the
public interest or reassure public concerns. As a result, we have decided
that the public interest is better served by not disclosing this
information.

 

We do hope that what information we could provide will prove useful to
you.  If, however, you are unhappy with the way your request for
information has been handled, you can request an internal review by
writing to the Data Protection Officer, Avon Fire & Rescue Service
Headquarters, Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6EU, telephone 0117 9262061, or by
emailing [email address].

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 08456 306060.  Website www.ico.gov.uk.  There
is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Kind regards

 

Joanna Warren

Administrative Assistant - Corporate Services Directorate

 

Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Temple Back

Bristol

BS1 6EU

Tel : 0117 9262061 ext 339

[1][email address]

www.avonfire.gov.uk

 

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Dear Ms Warren

Many thanks for provided the incident report, completely understand the reason for not disclosing the information relating to stand-by moves etc.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Roberts