Vernon Stewart is the Public Information Officer that when you ask for public information informs citizens that ask questions that "At this time, we are respectfully declining to respond to this inquiry."
How does that work in government? A Citizen and taxpayer asks their city a question, and the City "declines to respond".
The City has been playing games with me on the Southwest inquiry for weeks. The fire department knows they failed on several fronts and they want to deny, delay and avoid their failures.
I asked for records for the PFD on August 29, 2016 (over a month ago).
Here was the inquiry:
Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing at PNS on August 27, 2016 I request the Fire engines that responded, manpower on each responding engine, ARFF units responding and manpower on each responding engine. response times, incident report, time on scene, equipment dispatch logs for the entire PFD for 2 hrs prior to the incident and 2 hours after the incident. The name of the on scene commander and his entire training history. In addition, I request training summaries for each person responding to the scene in aircraft fire techniques and procedures.
This is the response I got from the City:
This is FRAUD on the part of the City.
LETS BREAK DOWN THE REQUEST BY ITEM REQUESTED.
- Fire Engines that responded - INCLUDED IN INCIDENT REPORT
- Manpower on each engine - INCLUDED IN INCIDENT REPORT
- ARFF units responding and manpower on each engine - INCLUDED IN INCIDENT REPORT
- Response times - INCLUDED IN INCIDENT REPORT
- Incident report - provided without charge (included below)
- Time on scene - INCLUDED IN INCIDENT REPORT
- Dispatch logs 2 hrs before and after - provided without charge
- Name of the on scene commander- INCLUDED IN INCIDENT REPORT
- Commanders entire training history
- ARFF Training summaries of all on scene - SUMMARY PROVIDED TO FAA ANNUALLY