FOIA requests are required for the following types of reports: fire incidents, environmental assessments, permits, spill reports, underground/above-ground storage tanks, inspection reports, etc. Though the request can be made verbally, submitting your request in writing ensures an accurate response. This information is provided at no cost. Individuals requesting agency records under the Freedom of Information Act have a responsibility to reasonably describe the records they seek. For example, if you are requesting a fire incident report, you must provide the date that the fire occurred or the best approximate date of the incident, the property address and any other pertinent details.
Requests for any of these reports may be mailed or emailed to the main city FOIA officers.
Once your request for any of the above-mentioned information or reports has been received, the report is printed and sent to the FOIA office for official response and release. Responses are normally completed within five business days of receipt.
Fire Call Logs
The daily log of fire calls is provided in the archive and will be posted for 7 days. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act prohibits the release of this information for medical calls.
Ambulance Pre-Hospital Patient Care Reports
FOIA requests are required for the following types of medical records: ambulance Pre-hospital Patient Care Reports (PPCR) for the individual to whom services were provided; a parent's request on behalf of a minor; a family member's request on behalf of a disabled or deceased family member; and requests made by attorneys on behalf of a client with a signed consent form or subpoena for production of evidence.
Your requests should include:
The patient's full name.
The date the patient was transported.
The approximate time the patient was transported.
The incident location or the address from which the patient was transported.
The type of incident and/or injury, e.g., vehicle collision, heart attack, etc.