Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are required to have a publication scheme which makes certain information available to the public as part of our normal business activities.
Under the publication scheme the following classes of information are available:
Who we are and what we do
Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance
What we spend and how we spend it
Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts
What our priorities are and how we are doing
Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews
How we make decisions
Policy, proposals and decisions. Decision making process, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service do not publish our internal policies externally. If you wish information relating to a specific topic please contact us.
Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities
If information you require is not available in the publication scheme or on our open data webpages you may submit a Freedom of Information request.
Any fee charged will be calculated by looking at the costs directly and reasonably incurred in locating the information you have asked for and giving it to you. You will then be sent a ‘fees notice’ which you will have to pay within three months of your request. You will not receive information until you have paid the costs in the fees notice.
If the estimated cost of providing the information would be above the appropriate limit set by the Government (£450) then we will not be under a duty to provide the information. However, we will inform you if the limit will be exceeded and try to let you know what can be provided within the limit. Despite not being obliged to provide information which exceeds the limit the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority still has a duty to advise and assist.
In order to protect the Authority there will be rules which govern multiple applications for information which are clearly trying to avoid the financial limits set by the Government. However, we will try to help you as much as possible to get the information you want
If you require information which is not listed in the above open data categories, you may submit a Freedom of Information Request.