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FOI / 4043 / 2019 - Fire Strategy Policy


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:

Please can you tell me how many high rise buildings there are in the area where the fire service or another organisation has decided to change the 'stay put' fire strategy policy at any point over the last three years since June 2017.

For each relevant building please could you state what the new fire strategy policy is, when the policy was changed and why it was changed?

If possible, please give the name of the building, how many floors it has and the type of cladding it has.

Final Response:

The Fire Service do not stipulate the details of the Fire Strategy Policy for any High Rise Building. This responsibility is down to the building management company to decide if a Stay Put Policy is to be implemented or not.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communications. 

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.