Your activities at Brookvale Park Birmingham

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Dear West Midlands Fire Service,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the freedom of information act and the environmental information regulations.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
(I) Could you please confirm the nature of your activities/training or otherwise and use of appliances at Brookvale Park Birmingham , West Midlands- approximate nat grid reference SP091911 over the course of the last year. On how many occasions have your staff pumped water from or to this lake during these operations?
(II)May I ask if any of these activities were at the request of Birmingham City Council or any of their staff, on either a formal or informal basis?
(iii) Please provide any communications including emails and attachments relating to such requests.
(iv)Can you state if any water has either been removed from or added to this lake by any of your staff and appliances over this period?
(v) Are you aware of the perceived instances of suspected "avian botulism" at this site during this time following a number of deaths of birds, and what subsequent risk assessments have you carried out in respect of using this site, or the water/sediments contained within for your staff and appliances? Please provide any written information that you hold in relation to this.

I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response
within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future via the what do they know website address.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

Ref: FOI/19053

 

Dear Mr Carroll

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

 

I can confirm that we have received your request concerning Brookvale Park
Birmingham ,West Midlands. Your request was received on 1^st May 2019 and
I am dealing with it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

In certain circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay this before we will proceed to deal with the request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me on 0121 380
6561. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Thank you

 

Kind Regards

 

Data Processor

Data Management

West Midlands Fire Service.

 

 

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Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

Ref: FOI/19053

 

Dear Mr Carroll 

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST  

 

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the
information requested on 1^st May 2018

 

Please find below a summary of our findings.

 

Request

Could you please confirm the nature of your activities/training or
otherwise and use of appliances at Brookvale Park Birmingham , West
Midlands- approximate nat grid reference SP091911 over the course of the
last year. On how many occasions have your staff pumped water from or to
this lake during these operations?

 

Reply

WMFS has been 3 times to this site in the last 12 months, we have
performed open water pumping training exercises.

 

Request

(II)May I ask if any of these activities were at the request of Birmingham
City Council or any of their staff, on either a formal or informal basis?

(iii) Please provide any communications including emails and attachments
relating to such requests.

 

Reply

None the above have been on request of Birmingham City Council. However
our crews do inform the park ranger of are visit.

 

Request

(iv)Can you state if any water has either been removed from or added to
this lake by any of your staff and appliances over this period?

 

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. We have not recorded if we
removed or added water from this lake.

 

Request

v) Are you aware of the perceived instances of suspected "avian botulism"
at this site during this time following a number of deaths of birds, and
what subsequent risk assessments have you carried out in respect of using
this site, or the water/sediments contained within for your staff and
appliances? Please provide any written information that you hold in
relation to this.

 

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. No records are kept in
relation to “avian botulism" at this site and subsequent risk
assessments.

 

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please
contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please
contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99
Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

 

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be
found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following
link: [1]https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

 

Thank you

 

Kind Regards

 

Data Processor

Data Management

West Midlands Fire Service.

 

 

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Dear Asif Malik,

Thank you for your recent response to my request. Could you please clarify the following in light of the information received.
On how many occasions have your staff pumped water from or to
this lake during these operations?
 
Reply
WMFS has been 3 times to this site in the last 12 months, we have
performed open water pumping training exercises.

Could you please specify the dates and duration of activities if recorded.
Supply me with information held as to the nature of the "water pumping training exercises" , i.e any written information given to your staff in such a scenario.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

I am out of the office till 11th June 2019.  Please contact Data
Management Team if your query is urgent.

Thank you

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Dear Asif Malik,

I'm resending this query to yourself which I first received an automated response on 1st June.
Thank you for your recent response to my request. Could you please clarify the following in light of the information received.
"On how many occasions have your staff pumped water from or to
this lake during these operations?
 
Reply
WMFS has been 3 times to this site in the last 12 months, we have
performed open water pumping training exercises."

Could you please specify the dates and duration of activities if recorded.
Supply me with information held as to the nature of the "water pumping training exercises" , i.e any written information given to your staff in such a scenario.
Yours sincerely,
Mr Carroll

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

Ref: FOI/19053

 

Dear Mr. Carroll

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST  

 

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the
information requested on 1^st June 2019

 

 

Please find below a summary of our findings.

 

Request

On how many occasions have your staff pumped water from or to this lake
during these operations?

 

Reply

On the dates mentioned below the water is taken from the lake, into our
pumps and sprayed back into the lake through hose.

 

 

Request

Could you please specify the dates and duration of activities if recorded.

 

Reply

31st May AM

14th April AM

28th March PM

31st July 2018 AM

 

Precise times and duration are not record therefore this information is
exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not
hold this information.

 

 

Request

Supply me with information held as to the nature of the "water pumping
training exercises" , i.e any written information given to your staff in
such a scenario.

 

Reply

Please find link below to water pumping training exercises.     

 

[1]https://www.ukfrs.com/sites/default/file...

 

from chapter 6 onwards.

 

 

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please
contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please
contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99
Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

 

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be
found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following
link: [2]https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

 

Thank you

 

Kind Regards

 

Data Processor

Data Management

West Midlands Fire Service.

 

 

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