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FOI / 3946 / 2019 - Appliance availability on the 16/03/2019

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Initial Request:

I am curious to know why none of the 3 retained stations (Ongar, Epping & Old Harlow) which were adjacent to the incident at Thornwood on 16/3/19 were not used, but 2 appliances from Hertfordshire were mustered.

Final Response:

The incident you refer to is incident 21996813. Ongar (71P1) was off the run (not available) at the time of call due to no driver being available. Epping (89P1) was attending an alternative incident with Cambs FRS and Old Harlow (82P1) was off the run (not available) at the time of call due to insufficient Firefighters to crew the appliance.