We work with partners and the community to identify risks across the West Midlands and use this evidence as the basis of our Community Safety Strategy. This, in turn, informs how we distribute fire stations, fire engines, equipment and – most importantly – emergency response staff across the West Midlands. We call this our Service Delivery Model.
In 2015 we attended nearly 25,000 incidents. Of these, around 10,000 were fires and 2,300 were road collisions and overall 280 people had to be rescued.
As well as attending emergencies, we also carried out 30,277 checks in people’s homes last year and worked with businesses to help keep their employees and customers safe. Our prevention and community safety helps to stop fires happening in the first place and is a vital part of what we do.
To find out more about how we keep you safe, visit the ‘What we’re doing in your area’ section, via the menu or clicking the map!