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19052 – Accidents involving fire services vehicles

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Ref: FOI/19052


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 1st May 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.


  1. The number of collisions involving authority vehicles. This includes all collisions in marked and unmarked vehicles.
  2. In relation to question 1, what was the total cost of repairing damaged vehicles?


Number Collsions 2016 Total cost of repairing vehicle 2016 Number Collsions 2017 Total cost of repairing vehicle 2017 Number Collsions 2018 Total cost of repairing vehicle 2018
111 £56350.22


98 £95656


109 £25971.51




A breakdown of driving offences committed by staff while on-duty, but not responding to emergency calls.

  1. In relation to question 3, what was the outcome of each offence? E.g. Process cancelled due to speeding offences detected for operational reasons, retraining course attended, paid + points, process cancelled, court appearance


2016 2017 2018 Total
Paid + points 1 1 3 4
Process cancelled 0 NA 1 1


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