Olympic CBRN plan

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Connor A. Gurney

Dear London Ambulance Service NHS Trust,

Please provide me with a copy of the response plan prepared for the London 2012 Olympic Games in relation to the CBRN threat. I believe this document is named CBRN-HART Olympic Response Planv2.0.docx.

Yours faithfully,
Connor A. Gurney

FOI Admin, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Thank you for your request for information placed under the Freedom of
Information Act (2000). We will provide you with a substantive response in
due course. Freedom of Information Office London Ambulance Service NHS
Trust

FOI Admin, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Dear Connor,

 

Attached is the LAS response to your FoI request detailed below.

 

Regards

 

Stephen

 

Stephen Moore

Information Governance Manager

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

020 7783 2730

07747 454936

 

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Connor A. Gurney

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for getting this to me - much appreciated. On a sidenote, you may wish to resend it with the names of the roles redacted in the "elements of the plan" list as well as under Section 3 as it would appear that you missed them.

If you resend this, I'll ask the administrators of WhatDoTheyKnow.com to delete the old version.

Best,
Connor

FOI Admin, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Connor,

 

Thank you for your email and pointing this out which was overlooked by the
relevant department.

 

I have now attached a slightly amended version and I should be very
grateful if you would arrange to replace the previous version with this
one.

 

Regards

 

Stephen

 

Stephen Moore

Information Governance Manager

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

020 7783 2730

07747 454936

 

 

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Connor A. Gurney

Hi Stephen,

Many thanks for getting back to me. I've flagged the request with the administrators and will update you as and when they respond.

C

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

If the London Ambulance Service wish to contact us to express concerns about our publication of any material they are welcome to do so.

We note the service appears to have intended to remove a reference to "Operation Reznor".

Their own website contains information on the operation:

"Support to the MPS protection plan was provided by the LAS in the form of 12 staff, who were seconded to Operation Reznor. This operation details the methods by which a protected principle will be extracted from a public venue in the event of a confirmed or suspected CBRN attack. The operation also details the hospitals to be used for that principle, the methods of decontamination available, both at scene and en route to the hospital, and the handover processes at the hospital. Of the 12 ambulance staff involved on Operation Reznor, seven were from the LAS and the remaining five were provided by regional ambulance services. The deployment and management of all resources, except Operation Reznor call signs, sat under OECR, and in general, the resources were deployed to appropriate calls within the event footprints. "

p60 https://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/downl...

Another Freedom of Information response states:

Operation Reznor
A MPS sponsored operation that will allow for the evacuation, decontamination and removal to hospital of given protected principles who have been exposed to an attack involving hazardous materials. The LAS along with some Regional Ambulance Services have provided staff for Operational Reznor. Although the deployment of Operation staff is the responsibility of the MPS Protection Coordinator based at SOR,
Ambulance Staff on Operation Reznor will contact LAS Event Control by Airwave Radio in the event of a live deployment. This Team will provide a
METHANE report to Event Control before they leave scene with the nominated principle. Ambulance Staff on Operation Reznor will work under the Command and Control of the Metropolitan Police Service once deployed on Operation Reznor duties

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/4...

We can't how national security could be compromised by our publication of the operation name; particularly as the document it is contained in is now seven years old (so couldn't reasonably be assumed to be current) and the operation name has been published elsewhere, including by the service itself.

We can't conceive of an issue with a reference to an "Ambulance Military Liaison Officer" either.

--
Richard - WhatDoTheyKnow.com volunteer

Connor A. Gurney

Dear FOI Admin,

I have spoken to the WhatDoTheyKnow.com administrators, and they do not believe there to be an issue with the publication of the original document. As they state:

"If the London Ambulance Service wish to contact us to express concerns about our publication of any material they are welcome to do so.

We note the service appears to have intended to remove a reference to "Operation Reznor".

Their own website contains information on the operation:

"Support to the MPS protection plan was provided by the LAS in the form of 12 staff, who were seconded to Operation Reznor. This operation details the methods by which a protected principle will be extracted from a public venue in the event of a confirmed or suspected CBRN attack. The operation also details the hospitals to be used for that principle, the methods of decontamination available, both at scene and en route to the hospital, and the handover processes at the hospital. Of the 12 ambulance staff involved on Operation Reznor, seven were from the LAS and the remaining five were provided by regional ambulance services. The deployment and management of all resources, except Operation Reznor call signs, sat under OECR, and in general, the resources were deployed to appropriate calls within the event footprints. "

p60 https://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/downl...

Another Freedom of Information response states:

Operation Reznor
A MPS sponsored operation that will allow for the evacuation, decontamination and removal to hospital of given protected principles who have been exposed to an attack involving hazardous materials. The LAS along with some Regional Ambulance Services have provided staff for Operational Reznor. Although the deployment of Operation staff is the responsibility of the MPS Protection Coordinator based at SOR,
Ambulance Staff on Operation Reznor will contact LAS Event Control by Airwave Radio in the event of a live deployment. This Team will provide a
METHANE report to Event Control before they leave scene with the nominated principle. Ambulance Staff on Operation Reznor will work under the Command and Control of the Metropolitan Police Service once deployed on Operation Reznor duties

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/4...

We can't how national security could be compromised by our publication of the operation name; particularly as the document it is contained in is now seven years old (so couldn't reasonably be assumed to be current) and the operation name has been published elsewhere, including by the service itself.

We can't conceive of an issue with a reference to an "Ambulance Military Liaison Officer" either.

--
Richard - WhatDoTheyKnow.com volunteer"

As such, I would be grateful if you could re-assess the redaction of the entire document and report back.

Yours sincerely,
Connor A. Gurney

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