Number of fire fighters attacked on duty

Claire Evans made this Freedom of Information request to Dumfries and Galloway Fire Brigade

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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Fire Brigade,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

Could you please tell me the number of fire fighters who have been attacked at work in the last 12 full months prior to the receipt of this email, specifically between November 2010-October 2011.
By the word attack I mean alleged and confirmed physical and verbal assault. I am not looking for any information on written vilification.
I would like a breakdown of attacks which have taken place and where they have happened. Can you detail these attacks through a breakdown of each fire and rescue area in Scotland (eg. Strathclyde, Lothian and Borders etc).
I would like a detailed breakdown of the type of attacks which have taken place (either proven or alleged), what kind of attack (punch, kick, slap etc), where the attacks took place (on the street, which area of the city), and any conviction that has taken place (if this is in your ability to expand).
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I understand that I do not have to specify particular files or documents and that it is the department's responsibility to provide the information I require. If you need
further clarification, please contact me by e-mail.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to
charge excessive fees.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request. I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.

Yours faithfully,

Claire Evans

Hamilton, Stuart - Chief Executive Service, Dumfries and Galloway Fire Brigade


Thank you for your request for information, which was received 22
November 2011 and is being dealt with in terms of the above Act. Your
request has been given the unique Reference 11498 and should be quoted
on all correspondence.

Under the Terms of the Act, we have a statutory obligation to respond to
your request within 20 working days from the day after your request was
received. A response to your request for information will be sent to you
promptly; and in any event not later than 20 December 2011.

You should be aware that there might be a fee charged for the retrieval,
collation and provision of the information you have requested. You will
be advised by means of a 'fees notice' and no information will be
provided without the fees being duly paid to the Council.

Where your request for information has been examined in detail and
deemed as a "business as usual" request, it will be responded to by the
appropriate Service within the Council.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

Yours sincerely

Stuart Hamilton
on behalf of Alex Little
Senior Information Officer
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Tel: 01387 260102

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Wright, Allison,

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Ms Evans


Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
Request.  If you have any queries regarding this response please do not
hesitate to contact me in the first instance.


Kind regards






Allison J Wright
Senior Administrative Assistant

Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service
Tel:  01387 252222 Ext 64963
Drop Point 238

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