Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

I am writing to you tonight to request information regarding your policy on the Immediate Emergency Care that you deliver to Brigade personnel specifically what is carried in the IEC bags on front line appliances and what levels and skills the firefighters/officers are trained up to/the scope of practice they follow.

If possible I would also like to request a copy of the document that personnel are being trained up to.

Yours faithfully,
Anthony

LFB Information Access, London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear Anthony,

Thank you for your request.

This will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and we will respond as soon as we are able. Please note, given the current situation with the Coronavirus, this may be outside of the normal, expected timeframe for a FOI response (20 working days).

Thank you for your patience, with kind regards

Zoe

Zoe Hughes
Information Access
London Fire Brigade

T: 020 8555 1200 x31075
M: 07385 382594 
E: [email address]  
www.london-fire.gov.uk

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LFB Information Access, London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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    PN543 Immediate Emergency Care IEC Medical first aid Redacted.pdf

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    PN618 Immediate Emergency Care equipment ZOLL AED 3 defibrillator technical information.pdf

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Dear Anthony,

I refer to your request for information, received on 05 September 2021, which has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act.

In response, I have attached the two IEC polices held by the LFB as the following PDF files:

PN543 - Immediate Emergency Care (IEC) Medical first aid_Redacted
PN618 - Immediate Emergency Care equipment ZOLL AED 3 defibrillator - technical information

Information about IEC training is included in section 9 of the ' PN543 - Immediate Emergency Care (IEC) Medical first aid_Redacted' policy (page 6 of 18).

You will see that I have redacted a form on page 15 of 18 of the 'PN543 - Immediate Emergency Care (IEC) Medical first aid' document. We do not typically provide copies of LFB forms under the FOI act as, if they are made public, there could be a risk of them being used in some element of criminal activity. Therefore this information is exempt from disclosure under the FOI act under section 31(1)(a) - Law enforcement. Section 31 is a qualified exemption and I must consider the public interests for and against disclosure. By disclosing this information there is a risk that it could make the LFB more vulnerable to crime. For example, it may be possible to print and use the LFB branded forms to impersonate a Firefighter which could, in turn, put other people at risk. I am therefore of the view that it is in the public interest not to disclose this particular section of the policy you have requested.

I hope you find this information of use. Should you have any further questions please do let me know.

We have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For more information about this process please see the guidance we publish about making a request on our website.

Kind regards,

Zoe

Zoe Hughes
Information Access
London Fire Brigade

T: 020 8555 1200 x31075
M: 07385 382594 
E: [email address]  
www.london-fire.gov.uk

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