Location of Fire Hydrants

Jordan Wall made this Freedom of Information request to South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by South Wales Fire & Rescue Service.

Dear South Wales Fire Service,

Please can you supply me with a list of the locations of all the Fire Hydrants within your administrative area.

I would like to know the exact location (longitude & latitude) if known, or if that is not held I would like the nearest street address.

Please provide this data in an editable format (CSV, XLS file preferably) or as a database dump (SQL) or similar.

I understand that you are legally obliged to service and maintain these hydrants, and that your crews are given access to a list of hydrant locations.

Yours faithfully,

Jordan Wall

Data Protection, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Dear Sir / Madam

I refer to your e-mail below and write to confirm that your request is now being progressed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In line with this legislation, it will be our aim to respond to this request within 20 working days. If for any reason we are unable to progress within this timeframe we will contact you as soon as possible.

In the meantime, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. The best way to contact the Freedom of Information team is by e-mail [email address].

Please quote reference number FOI 185_1516 on any correspondence.

Kind Regards

Tracey

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Holway, Tracey, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

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Good Afternoon Jordan

Our Ref: 185_15-16

Please find attached our response to your FOI Request.

Regards
Tracey

Please note: sent on behalf of Mrs J Evans (Business Support & Information Manager)

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Dear South Wales Fire Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Wales Fire Service's handling of my FOI request 'Location of Fire Hydrants'.

You mention in your reply that you have declined to supply the information requested in the interest of 'safeguarding national security.'

As you can see from a similar request made to the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...) that the matter was referred to the ICO and that the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, after consulting with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), released the information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Jordan Wall

Data Protection, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Dear Jordan

 

Firstly – please accept my apologies in this reply – your email, as
requested was pass on to me as the individual responsible for reviews into
FOI requests. Unfortunately I have been away form the office and am only
just in receipt of it.

 

I will review your request as requested.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mrs Jackie Evans

Information Governance and Compliance Officer

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Unit 2, Forest View Business Park

Llantrisant

CF72 8LX

 

Tel: 01443 232213

Internal Ext: 2213

E-mail: [email address]

 

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Evans, Jackie, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Dear Jordan

 

I write to advise that your request for review is still in progress. I
currently have a small delay, caused by my previous absence for the
office. Please be assured that a full review will be carried out and our
final response sent to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mrs Jackie Evans

Information Governance and Compliance Officer

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Unit 2, Forest View Business Park

Llantrisant

CF72 8LX

 

Tel: 01443 232213

Internal Ext: 2213

E-mail: [1][email address]

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From: Evans, Jackie On Behalf Of Data Protection
Sent: 09 November 2015 07:24
To: '[FOI #291766 email]'
Subject: FW: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Location
of Fire Hydrants

 

Dear Jordan

 

Firstly – please accept my apologies in this reply – your email, as
requested was pass on to me as the individual responsible for reviews into
FOI requests. Unfortunately I have been away form the office and am only
just in receipt of it.

 

I will review your request as requested.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mrs Jackie Evans

Information Governance and Compliance Officer

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Unit 2, Forest View Business Park

Llantrisant

CF72 8LX

 

Tel: 01443 232213

Internal Ext: 2213

E-mail: [email address]

 

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Dear Jackie,

Do you have any indication as to when the interview review will be completed? It has been a while now.

Yours sincerely,

Jordan Wall

Evans, Jackie, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

I am now out of the office until Monday 4th January. I will respond to your email as soon as possible upon my return.

Thank you - Jackie

Evans, Jackie, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

My Apologies Jordan - since that email of 15th December I have not been able to progress this. I will ensure it is completed by tomorrow (Friday 8th January) at the latest.

Mrs Jackie Evans
Information Governance and Compliance Officer
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
Unit 2, Forest View Business Park
Llantrisant
CF72 8LX

Tel: 01443 232213
Internal Ext: 2213
E-mail: [email address]

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Evans, Jackie, South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

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Dear Mr Wall

 

Further to your correspondence earlier this week, I have now had an
opportunity to progress your request for review. Please accept my sincere
apologies for the delay in this response, which was due to various
resource issues here.

 

I have looked into your request, and it appears that you have somehow
received an incorrect response.

 

Often, when I consider a request and believe that some exemptions exist, I
will look at response previously provided by other services/organisations
to similar requests to ensure I have considered all the possible harm and
public interest issues. If those issues are relevant I may then include
them in my own considerations.

 

In this case, whilst I reviewed other cases, I did not apply the same
exemptions (or at least not for the same reasons), and drafted a response
and allocated a team member to send it to you. Unfortunately it appears
that they have used one of the example responses, not the one I prepared.
(I am undergoing an internal investigation to establish how this has
happened).

 

With this in mind, I am actually attaching the original response. I have
briefly looked at it, and believe this still applies. I did prepare a
refusal notice – however, the reasons for this are not as explained in the
response you had.

 

If you are still not happy with this decision, I will arrange for our
legal services officer to do the review to ensure of an independent view.
(Although I understand if you would l wish to refer for a review by the
Information Commissioners Office).

 

I apologise sincerely for this error. I will ensure systems are
implemented to ensure.

 

Kind Regards

 

Jackie Evans

 

Mrs Jackie Evans

Information Governance and Compliance Officer

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Unit 2, Forest View Business Park

Llantrisant

CF72 8LX

 

Tel: 01443 232213

Internal Ext: 2213

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

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