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Statistics on Means of Escape for Vulnerable and Disabled People

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Dear Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service,

Please provide under Freedom of Information:

1. The number of low, medium and high-rise residential buildings in your area (or your current/best estimate of them) covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

2. The total number of deficiency and/or enforcement notices served to the owners of these buildings relating to means of escape (Articles 14(2)(b) & 15 (1)(b)), since the Grenfell Tower Fire on 14th June 2017 to the date of this FOI

3. The number of deficiency and/or enforcement notices served to the owners of these buildings specifically relating to the identification of vulnerable and disabled residents, and planning for their escape (Articles 14(2)(b) & 15 (1)(b)), since the Grenfell Tower Fire on 14th June 2017 to the date of this FOI

3. Copies of the notices referred to in (3)

4. The fire authority's current policy covering the evacuation of disabled people from multi-occupancy buildings during a fire

Yours faithfully,

Elspeth Grant

Information Management, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service,

I would like to amend the dates of the deficiency and/or enforcement notices detailed in items 2 & 3 of my request
from:
"the date of the Grenfell Tower Fire on 14th June 2017 to the date of this FOI"
to
"from 20th October 2019 to the date of this FOI"

With many thanks,

Elspeth Grant

Freedom of Information, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Good Morning,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request ENQ-488833-D6Y3T1

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 19 June 2021.

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Dear Ms Grant,

 

Clarification Required: Freedom of Information Request ENQ- 488833-D6Y3T1

 

We refer to your request for information dated  8^th June 2021.

 

We have looked carefully at your request and we are afraid that we are
unable to identify and locate the information requested without further
detail from you. We would therefore be grateful if you could clarify your
request.

 

 

Please could you define the terms following terms based on the number of
floors:

 

o ‘high rise building’,
o ‘medium rise building’,
o ‘low rise building’

 

AND,

 

Please could you confirm what type of ‘residential building’ is referred
to in your request? For example, would you like us to include information
on just purpose built flats or other residential buildings such as
residential care homes, hotels and houses of multiple occupation?

 

 

We would be happy to discuss your request with you if you think that this
would help. You can call us on 01603 222661.

 

Once you have provided this information, we will be able to process your
request. If this information is not received by the 16^th July 2021, we
will assume that you do not wish to continue with your request and will
close the file. Your request will be placed on hold whilst we await this
information. Once this information is received, the timescale for response
will reset.

 

Yours sincerely,

Lawrence Stringer, Information Compliance Officer

Strategy and Transformation

Dept: 01603 222661

County Hall

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Dear Lawrence

I do apologise for the delay in coming back to you.

To clarify, I am interested in information about general needs buildings with the classification as follows;

1 - 3 storeys
4 - 5 storeys
6 - 9 storeys
>=10 storeys

With many thanks

Elspeth Grant

Freedom of Information, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear Ms Grant,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request ENQ-498298-B1Y9W8

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 27^th July 2021.

 

As you are aware, I had asked you to clarify your previous request
ENQ-488833-D6Y3T1 on the 8^th July 2021 and in this email I stated that
your request would be closed if we did not receive a response by 16^th
July 2021. Due to this, your previous request has been closed. This email
acts as an acknowledgement of the receipt of your clarification and this
has been logged as a new request ENQ-498298-B1Y9W8. Please use this new
reference number in any further communications with us regarding this
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Freedom of Information, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Ms Grant,

 

Freedom of Information Request ENQ-498298-B1Y9W8

 

I refer to your request for information dated

 

In a previous request ENQ-488833-D6Y3T1 dated 19^th July 2021 which was
closed with no clarification, you asked for:

 

1. The number of low, medium and high-rise residential buildings in your
area (or your current/best estimate of them) covered by the Regulatory
Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

 

2. The total number of deficiency and/or enforcement notices served to the
owners of these buildings relating to means of escape (Articles 14(2)(b) &
15 (1)(b)), since the Grenfell Tower Fire on 14th June 2017 to the date of
this FOI

 

3a. The number of deficiency and/or enforcement notices served to the
owners of these buildings specifically relating to the identification of
vulnerable and disabled residents, and planning for their escape (Articles
14(2)(b) & 15 (1)(b)), since the Grenfell Tower Fire on 14th June 2017 to
the date of this FOI

 

3b. Copies of the notices referred to in (3)

 

4. The fire authority's current policy covering the evacuation of disabled
people from multi-occupancy buildings during a fire

 

 

You amended this request on 20^th July 2021:

 

I would like to amend the dates of the deficiency and/or enforcement
notices detailed in items 2 & 3 of my request

 

from:

 

"the date of the Grenfell Tower Fire on 14th June 2017 to the date of this
FOI"

 

to

 

"from 20th October 2019 to the date of this FOI"

 

 

You further clarified this response on 28^th July 2021 which was logged as
a new request ENQ-498298-B1Y9W8:

 

To clarify, I am interested in information about general needs buildings
with the classification as follows;

 

1 - 3 storeys

4 - 5 storeys

6 - 9 storeys

>=10 storeys

 

 

Our response to the clarified question 1 above:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Number of storeys | Total |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
| 1-3 | 655 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
| 4-5 | 125 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
| 6-9 | 35 |
|-------------------------------------+----------------------------------|
| 10+ | 10 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

Our response to the clarified question 2 above:               

 

0

 

 

Our response to the clarified question 3a and 3b
above:                              

 

0

 

 

Our response to the clarified question 4 above:

 

Non-domestic buildings that come under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety)
Order 2005 should provide suitable and sufficient evacuation policies and
systems. During fire safety audits our fire safety practitioners will
check to ensure the suitability of the evacuation procedures in these
buildings and will give advice or enforce the legislation as necessary.

 

At all fire incidents our operational officers will gather information
from a number of sources, which includes information on the people at risk
in the building, and then develop an operational plan to rescue those at
risk which includes disabled residents. Our operational staff are trained
in the manual handling of casualties during emergency rescues.

 

 

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