St Georges Pier Menai Bridge

G K Jones made this Freedom of Information request to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear North Wales Fire and Rescue Service,
Anglesey Council have recently installed a large iron gate that is locked from late evening to early morning to the floating mooring pontoon and tide assisted main docking pontoon on St Georges Pier Menai Bridge.
Anglesey Council maintain that your service is contacted whenever the numeric gate access code is changed, and your access to any vessel will be unimpeded.
In the event of a fire on any vessel or any other emergency that North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have to attend at this location, can you confirm you have the facilities to gain entry if the gate is locked or the locking mechanism is faulty ?

Can you please clarify if you have been contacted by Anglesey Council ?
Have Anglesey Council asked for your input regarding access during the times the gate is locked
Have Anglesey Council asked for advice or opinion from yourselves as emergency service providers for anything relating to the gate being installed ?

Yours faithfully,

G K Jones

FoI, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir,

 

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) hereby acknowledges receipt of
your request for information as detailed below, which is being actioned
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  This is now
receiving the Service’s attention and a response will be provided within
20 working days. To confirm, your request was received on 7^th September
2018 and you have supplied an email address for response.

Yours faithfully,

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ffôn / Telephone: 01745 535290
Ffôn Symudol / Mobile Phone: 07787 578350
Ffacs / Fax: 01745 535296

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg - byddwn
yn ymateb yn gyfartal i’r ddwy ac yn ateb yn eich dewis iaith heb oedi.

We welcome correspondence and calls in Welsh and English - we will respond
equally to both and will reply in your language of choice without delay.

Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn profi’ch larwm mwg yn rheolaidd. Os nad oes
gennych larwm, neu os ydy’ch larwm wedi torri, ffoniwch 0800 169 1234,
anfonwch e-bost i [1][email address]  neu ewch i 
[2]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk am gyngor  ynglŷn â beth i’w wneud nesaf.

Please make sure that you regularly check your smoke alarm.  If you do not
have one, or find that the one that you do have is not working, call 0800
169 1234, e-mail [3][email address] or visit
[4]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk for advice on what to do next.

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FoI, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir,

 

Further to your recent request made under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act regarding emergency access to St George’s Pier, Menai
Bridge, the response from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) is
as follows:

 

Anglesey Council maintain that your service is contacted whenever the
numeric gate access code is changed, and your access to any vessel will be
unimpeded.

 

·         NWFRS has contact with the officer at Ynys Môn County Council
who has responsibility for the access code change and the Service is on
the mailing list for any such change. The current access code is kept in
NWFRS Control for any emergency response access.

 

In the event of a fire on any vessel or any other emergency that North
Wales Fire and Rescue Service have to attend at this location, can you
confirm you have the facilities to gain entry if the gate is locked or the
locking mechanism is faulty?

 

·         In the event of a mechanical failure of the lock forced entry
would be undertaken by means of either handheld or hydraulic power tools.

 

Can you please clarify if you have been contacted by Anglesey Council?

 

·         NWFRS is in discussions with Ynys Môn County Council regarding
this issue.

 

Have Anglesey Council asked for your input regarding access during the
times the gate is locked

 

·         Access codes are available to NWFRS.

 

Have Anglesey Council asked for advice or opinion from yourselves as
emergency service providers for anything relating to the gate being
installed ?

 

·         No advice or opinion was sought on the gate prior to its
installation; however, the site meeting would have highlighted any
concerns or specific issues relating to NWFRS activities beyond the gate.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to:

 

The Freedom of Information Officer

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters

Ffordd Salesbury

St Asaph Business Park

St Asaph

Denbighshire

LL17 0JJ

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours faithfully,

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ffôn / Telephone: 01745 535290
Ffôn Symudol / Mobile Phone: 07787 578350
Ffacs / Fax: 01745 535296

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg - byddwn
yn ymateb yn gyfartal i’r ddwy ac yn ateb yn eich dewis iaith heb oedi.

We welcome correspondence and calls in Welsh and English - we will respond
equally to both and will reply in your language of choice without delay.

Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn profi’ch larwm mwg yn rheolaidd. Os nad oes
gennych larwm, neu os ydy’ch larwm wedi torri, ffoniwch 0800 169 1234,
anfonwch e-bost i [2][email address]  neu ewch i 
[3]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk am gyngor  ynglŷn â beth i’w wneud nesaf.

Please make sure that you regularly check your smoke alarm.  If you do not
have one, or find that the one that you do have is not working, call 0800
169 1234, e-mail [4][email address] or visit
[5]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk for advice on what to do next.

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