Memorandum of understandings with airport FRS

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

Dear West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service,

I wish to obtain a copy of your memorandum of understanding with the ARFF teams at Goodwood, Shoreham, and Gatwick (if applicable).

Yours faithfully,
Jack Chiverton

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Jack Chiverton

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/5052

Freedom of Information request - Memorandum of understandings with airport
FRS

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westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Jack Chiverton,

Our Ref: FOI/5052

On 24/03/2023 you made the following request for information, which has
been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

FOI Re: Memorandum of understanding with the ARFF teams at Goodwood,
Shoreham, and Gatwick (if applicable).

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds data relevant to your request.

The Response to your request is as follows:

I wish to obtain a copy of your memorandum of understanding with the ARFF
teams at Goodwood, Shoreham, and Gatwick (if applicable).

The Authority declines to disclose the information you have requested and
has applied the exemption in Section 38, disclosure of the information you
seek would be likely to endanger the physical or mental health of any
individual or the safety of any individual.  By releasing this type of
document, any operational detail within, could be used to interfere with
response to incidents at airports, which could, in turn, endanger both the
firefighters involved in any such incidents, airport staff and members of
the public using those airports.

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• The significance or sensitivity of the information.
• The need to protect individuals and /or the wider public from the
impact of disclosure.

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