Incidents and Call Outs

Details:

Reference Number: 5378
Request Date: 09/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 How many TomTom devices does your FRS have and type of devices / models are they?

A.1 33x TomTom Pro 9150 Truck. Moving to 33x TomTom Pro 5350 in 2019.
 

Q.2 Could you provide the number of operational officers / manager your FRS has as detailed in the table below. In addition, how many managers require a mobile application to access mobilising details or be mobilised by the control room?

A.2 Please see the attached document.


Q.3 Are you thinking of using mobile apps for On call crew call out / activation?

A.3 We are not currently looking at using a mobile application for mobilisation.

 

Q.4 How many On Call (RDS) staff does your FRS have?

A.4 153

 

Q.5 How many Pagers does your FRS use?

A.5  0 Pagers. Retained Duty System (RDS) staff use Datanet Alerters.

 

Q.5.a Could you provide a breakdown by type of pager, e.g. PageOne, Multitone, Other

A.5.a All RDS staff use Datanet Alerters

 

Q.6 Can you provide a breakdown in terms of the number of Android and Apple users that use a corporate phone within your FRS?

A.6  45x Android phones

 

Q.7 If you FRS uses a mobile app what is the annual costs per user that the FRS pays?

A.7 Apps may be provided as part of system solutions, we do not purchase individual mobile apps.

    

Q.7.a What is the renewal date for the current contract?

A.7.a Not applicable

 

Q.8 Which Mobile Device Management solution does your FRS use?

A.8 Google Device Management


Mobile Data FOI Request
Q.1 How many appliance Mobile Data Terminals 

A.1 4
 

Q.2 Does your FRS have 1 or 2 MDTs per appliance?

A.2 1

 

Q.2.a If you use 2 MDTS, what is the second MDT used for, e.g. Home Fire Safety Checks?

A.2.a Only 1 MDT per appliance

 

Q.3 What is the annual support costs that the FRS pays for the current MDT solution?

A.3 Included in main contract with Primary Contractor


Q.3.a What is the renewal date for the current contract?

A.3.a November 2023


Q.4 Which Crewing system does your FRS use for RDS and full time staff?

A.4 Wholetime - Inhouse, Retained - Gartan Availability


Q.5 Does your FRS use any Incident Command Software solution?

A.5 Vector Command


Q.5.a If so, could you provide the software vendors name and product name

A.5.a Vector Command

 

Q.6 Is your FRS interested in moving to a cloud based solution?

A.6 Yes, if the cloud based solution was suitable.


Hydrant Management FOI Request
Q.1 What system does your FRS currently use (digital or paper)? 

A.1  Airbus Hydra / SC Capture

 

Q.2 How many Hydrant Inspectors does your currently FRS employ?

A.2  0

 

Q.3 How many water companies do you engage with?

A.3 Northumbrian Water

 

Q.4 What is the annual support costs that the FRS pays for the current MDT solution?

A.4 We do not have an MDT solution for Hydrant management.

    

Q.4.a What is the renewal date for the current contract?

A.4.a Renewed annually - April



Details:

Reference Number: 5387
Request Date: 11/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 I work for a foster care company and am writing a script for a training course on fire setting. The course is being compiled to support foster carers with children who may have the potential to set fires or who already do set deliberate fires. I am hopeful that you can supply me with current statistics for the past year/ few years of deliberate fire setting of children and young people up to the age of 18 in your county. A break down of ages, numbers of deliberate fires, time of day, causal factors etc. would be most useful.

A.1 The attached Excel spreadsheet shows a breakdown of the statistics for deliberate fire setting of children and young people up to the age of 18 in the county of Northumberland. The PDF document shows a breakdown of the specific Firesetter referrals for 2018.


Details:

Reference Number: 5456
Request Date: 22/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

The request is for information that will aid me in a study regarding High-rise incidents and emergency response.
 
Q.1 Do you have High-rise structures in your response area, if yes how many and what is the size of the largest structure?
 
A.1 There are no high rise residential buildings in our Service area.  
 
Q.2 Do you have an operational policy for dealing with high-rise incident, if yes would be able to provide a copy of this information?
 
A.2 No, not currently, as Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service does not have any high rise premises within our county. That being stated, Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service is currently collaborating with Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service to ensure that our operational response to high rise incidents, within their area (Tyne & Wear), is safe, effective and efficient - which may result in Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service producing a standard operating procedure (SOP) for high rise incidents, when responding to this incident type within Tyne & Wear's area.   
 
Q.3 What is your Pre-determined Attendance (PDA) for an incident in a High-rise premise for an unconfirmed and confirmed fire?
 
A.3 See Q1 - no PDA. There are no high rise residential buildings in our Service area.
 
Q.4 What are your average response times for the first and second fire appliance for the last three years?
 
A.4 Not applicable.
 
Q.5 How many turn outs have you had in the last three years to a High-rise property? 
 
A.5 Not applicable.
 
Q.6 Out of these responses how many required Firefighting  actions to be carried out?
 
A.6 Not applicable
 
Q.7 In the last three years have any issues, which hindered Firefighters response at High-rise incidents been recorded/ observed? If yes what were the factors involved?
 
A.7 There are no high rise residential buildings in our Service area.
 
Q.8 Since the Grenfell incident in 2017 have you made changes to your PDA for a High-rise incident; confirmed and unconfirmed?
 
A.8 There are no high rise residential buildings in our Service area.
 
Q.9 Since the Grenfell incident in 2017 have you made changes to your policies/procedures regarding High-rise incidents?
 
A.9 There are no high rise residential buildings in our Service area - however we are working with neighbouring fire and rescue services to produce and update documentation and training should we attend such an incident in another fire and rescue services area. 
 
Q.10 In the last three years have you as a service researched/implemented new tactics or equipment for dealing with high-rise incidents?
 
A.10 There are no high rise residential buildings in our Service area, therefore no.


Details:

Reference Number: 5719
Request Date: 06/03/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1   I am wondering whether you are able to supply me with some data for my review. I am looking for the following information for all Primary Fires involving Commercial Buildings Only that your Fire Service has attended over the last ten years or so:

Incident Number
Date Of Call
Time Of Call
Address Of Fire
Postcode Of Fire
Easting
Northing
Property Type
First Pump Arriving Attendance Time
Second Pump Arriving Attendance Time
Number Of Pumps Attending
Length Of Fire Brigade Attendance
Time Fire Started
Time Fire Put Out
Fire Alarms?
Sprinklers?
Floor Area Damaged
Main Cause Of Ignition

A.1   Please find attached a document detailing all of the primary fires involving commercial buildings only that Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has attended over the last ten years.
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6073
Request Date: 14/05/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1   I would like to know the date and time the first appliance mobilised to the last appliance time booked available for each Malicious False Alarm incident from 01/01/2014 to date. If you are unable to provide the time the first appliance mobilised to the last appliance booked available, please provide the time mobilised to time available for each appliance, I will then extract this separately. I have been advised this information is available from the Incident Recording System.

I would also like to know the incident number for each of the occasions and the location of the incident by either station area, local authority area or postcode, whichever is easiest for you to retrieve in the time allowed.

Incident number
Date of incident
Time first appliance mobilised
Time last appliance booked available
Location

A.1   Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you have requested, please see the attached spreadsheet which details each Malicious False Alarm incident from 01/01/2014 to date
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6585
Request Date: 28/08/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 How many anti-social behaviour or youth disorder incidents in or around Gallagher Park been reported to Northumberland County Council in 2017, 2018 and 2019 (part year/year to date?

A.1 16/4/17 - Fire damage to bench (reported by a police officer)

3/6/17 - ASB from youths drinking, drugs and setting fires

29/4/19 - Teenagers taking drugs and setting fires

27/8/19 - Youth Disorder and criminal behaviour

Q.2 How many fire service call-outs/nuisance fires/arson attacks have been recorded in or around Gallagher Park in 2017, 2018 and 2019 (to date)?

A.2 The attached PDF document which shows the number of incidents attended in Incident Recording System (IRS) by calendar year and also the number of these incidents which have been recorded as deliberate fires. 

Note: The PDF document also shows the area used to define “in or around Gallagher Park”.

Q.3 How many of these incidents have resulted in prosecutions, either civil or criminal?

A.3 We are unaware of any prosecutions that have taken place in relation to incidents there. This would need to be answered by Northumbria Police or the ASB Team.