Request for Incident Reports

Q. What is an Incident Report?

A. An Incident Report is a document that is completed following attendance at an incident. This includes: all fires, special services (like road traffic collisions for example) and false alarms.

Q. What information does this report contain?

A. The Incident Report contains information such as:

  •  Address/location of Incident
  •  Time and Date of Incident
  •  Type of property
  •  Supposed cause of fire
  •  Damage caused to property
  •  Casualties

Q. Will I be charged for the information requested?

A. There is a standard charge of £158.00 for the provision of an Incident Report. However, it is important to note that where the GDPR applies, there is no charge for the supply of the report where a request for a copy document or information is submitted by a person identified on the Fire Report itself. Written confirmation must be provided to the Authority when a person or organisation requests information on behalf of the identified individual. An authorisation signed by the identified individual and proof of identity must also be provided (i.e. driving licence, passport or birth certificate - photocopies will be acceptable). This is in accordance with the GDPR. There is further information about GDPR available one the UK legislation website.

Q. How can I get access to a copy of the Incident Report?

A. If you wish to obtain a copy of an Incident Report you should first "complete a request form for incident information". Once you have completed this form, it should be submitted to:

Information Assistant
Strategy and Performance
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority
Bridle Road
Bootle
Merseyside
L30 4YD

Email: informationassistant@merseyfire.gov.uk

Or if you wish to make any queries please contact Strategy and Performance on 0151 296 4425 / 0151 296 4426

Each request for a copy of an Incident Report is reviewed and there may be exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and GDPR that may stop the disclosure of part or all the report