West Midlands Fire Service is governed by a fire authority made up of 15 councillors representing our local councils. They are also joined by a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner representative and two co-opted members.
There are four decision-making committees and two advisory panels/forums, in addition to the full Fire Authority, that aid in either decision making or advisory capacities. The list of the committees and their terms of reference can be found here: Committees and their terms of reference
A full list of the councillors, as well as the public meetings and documents relating to fire authority governance, can be found on our Committee Management Information Service system.
Our leadership team, which we call the 'Strategic Enabling Team' (SET) is dedicated to guiding the shape and direction of our service and ensuring that we’re meeting our legal responsibilities.
Comprising a diverse group of managers across various departments, SET ensures that our service remains focused on our core priorities and objectives outlined through our Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP). This enables us to remain adaptable and responsive to the ever-evolving environment of the public sector.
We publish a lot of information and documents to ensure we are transparent and open about how we operate. Our documents section contains all of our publications and information which is released and categorised in line with guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office publication scheme.
Our freedom of information section holds all our published information requests we receive, you can also make a new request for information if what you want isn’t already published.
If you or someone you represent requires an incident report, sometimes called a fire report, we can provide this. Typically it’s used by insurance companies. Depending on the type of information required, there is sometimes a charge for this information.
Finally, for details around our procurement and contracts procedures and you can find this on our site as well.