December LFEPA Plenary session written answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in December 2013 Plenary session with the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

School sprinklers
Question No: 2013/4550
Joanne McCartneyAre all schools in London fitted with sprinkler systems?  If not, can you list the percentage of schools fitted with a sprinkler system in each Borough?

LFEPA answer

No,  not all schools are fitted with sprinkler systems. Based on the information held  the number and percentage of schools by borough that have sprinklers is listed below.

The number of schools we have recommended sprinklers be installed in as part of a  planning application response  is 172, we have been doing this since 2009.

Property Use Number of schools Sprinklers recorded Percentage
Barking and Dagenham 75 4 5.3
Barnet 210 4 1.9
Bexley 112 1 0.9
Brent 127 2 1.6
Bromley 145 1 0.7
Camden 151 2 1.3
City 9 0 0.0
Croydon 214 1 0.5
Ealing 167 14 8.4
Enfield 136 1 0.7
Greenwich 144 13 9.0
Hackney 173 8 4.6
Hammersmith and Fulham 105 0 0.0
Haringey 147 2 1.4
Harrow 96 1 1.0
Havering 113 1 0.9
Hillingdon 126 1 0.8
Hounslow 109 0 0.0
Islington 99 4 4.0
Kensington and Chelsea 108 1 0.9
Kingston 80 2 2.5
Lambeth 166 0 0.0
Lewisham 154 8 5.2
Merton 110 1 0.9
Newham 130 1 0.8
Redbridge 125 3 2.4
Richmond 127 2 1.6
Southwark 158 6 3.8
Sutton 92 3 3.3
Tower Hamlets 138 0 0.0
Waltham Forest 127 3 2.4
Wandsworth 162 1 0.6
Westminster 141 2 1.4
 TOTAL 4276 93 2.2 

 

*Enforcement notices
Question No: 2013/4551
Joanne McCartney

How many enforcement notices have been given out in Enfield and Haringey this year?  How does this compare with the five previous years?

LFEPA answer

Financial year Number of notices in Enfield Number of notices in Haringey
2013/14 up to 22/11/2013 6 3
2012/13 11 11
2011/12 12 15
2010 /11 14 15
2009 /2010 11 13
2008 /2009 20 21
2007 /2008 21 19
*Lift response times
Question No: 2013/4552
Joanne McCartney

How many calls have you received due to faulty lifts in Enfield and Haringey?

LFEPA answer

We do not record whether or not a lift was faulty, only whether an attendance was made to rescue persons shut in a lift car or trapped in lift machinery.

The number of attendances to persons shut in a lift car in Enfield and Haringey in 2013/14 so far (1 April to 30 November 2013) was 186 (108 in Enfield and 78 in Haringey).

The number of incidents to people trapped in lift machinery in 2013/14 so far (April to November 2013) in the whole of London was seven with none in Enfield or Haringey.

*Response times 1
Question No: 2013/4553
Joanne McCartney

Can you please provide response times for past year for first and second appliances in Enfield and Haringey? How does this compare with the five previous years?

LFEPA answer

 

Borough

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

(April to November only)

First appliance Enfield

06:40

06:30

06:34

06:26

06:23

06:14

Haringey

05:53

05:50

05:49

05:40

05:39

05:34

Second appliance Enfield

07:22

07:32

08:03

07:37

07:38

07:21

Haringey

06:20

06:14

06:38

06:15

06:08

06:35

*Response times 2
Question No: 2013/4554
Joanne McCartney

What it is the anticipated average attendance time for both first and second appliance attendance at an incident in both Enfield and Haringey after your cuts take affect?

LFEPA answer

As set out in the Fire Commissioner’s report to the Fire Authority in July 2013 (FEP2091 and available on the LFB web site), the modelled first and second appliance attendance times before and after implementation of the changes in the Fifth London Safety Plan (LSP5) were stated as follows:

  Borough

Modelled Now

Modelled After LSP5

First appliance Enfield

06:25

06:26

Haringey

05:40

05:40

Second appliance Enfield

06:55

06:58

Haringey

05:51

05:51

*Flooding 1
Question No: 2013/4555
Joanne McCartney

How many times have the Fire Brigade been called out to deal with flooding in London this year? How does this compare with the five previous years?

LFEPA answer

As described in LSP5 supporting document 2 – incident profiles (available on the LFB web site), Flooding incidents include surface water flooding after heavy rain and fluvial flooding of rivers, but most flooding incidents we attend are to buildings as a result of leaky plumbing, burst pipes or simply leaving sinks/baths to overflow. 

Between 1 April and 30 November 2013 the London fire Brigade have attended 4,020 flooding incidents. The table below shows the previous five years.

Financial year Flooding incidents attended
2008/09 6,620
2009/10 7,287
2010/11 7,017
2011/12 6,281
2012/13 6,661

 

*Flooding 2
Question No: 2013/4556
Joanne McCartney

How many times have the Fire Brigade been called out to deal with flooding in Enfield and Haringey this year?

LFEPA answer

298 times (between 1 April and 24 November 2013). As outlined the answer to question 2013/4555, most flooding incidents attended by the LFB are to buildings as a result of leaky plumbing, burst pipes or simply leaving sinks/baths to overflow.

 

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