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EIR 1620 / August 2023 / Incident Information

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Questions and final response:

Question 1 – On Saturday 10th June 2023 in the evening an incident in Harold Road Frinton was attended by Essex Fire and Rescue. Two properties were lost. Five appliances attended.

According to the Fire officer attending a public meeting in Frinton on Saturday 22nd July the tenders were impeded at Frinton 'Gates' and the fire service contacted the signaller for the gates to be raised.

Please supply the following information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act:

What time was the first call to 999 requesting the fire service made?

Please see attached spreadsheet.

Question 2 - For each of the attending appliances what time(s) were they despatched to attend the incident and where were they dispatched from?

Please see attached spreadsheet.

Question 3 - At what time did each of the appliances arrive at the scene of the incident?

Please see attached spreadsheet.

Question 4 - At what time did the appliances arrive at Frinton gates (the automatic barrier level crossing)?

Please see attached spreadsheet. 

Question 5 - At what time did the Fire Service contact the signaller for access across the closed level crossing?

The timings are not noted in Narrative log for this incident.

Question 6 - At what time was the request to raise the gates refused by the signaller?

The timings are not noted in Narrative log for this incident.

Question 7 - What grounds were given by the signaller for not acceding to the request?

Not noted in the Narrative log for this incident.

Question 8 - For how many minutes were each of the fire appliances attending delayed at the crossing?

Please see attached spreadsheet.




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