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Ref: FOI/19172


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


How many of your fire trucks/engines were destroyed (by destroyed I mean damaged beyond economic repair) in 2018/19 following any kind of road traffic accident? What was the make and model of the most expensive vehicle that was written off?


In the year 2018/2019 no West Midlands Fire Service vehicles were damaged beyond economic repair.


What was the total cost of this damage to your service because of the accidents referred to in Q.1?


The total cost was £00.00


If you were insured and suffered no direct cost other than through your insurance premiums, please provide me with a figure for the total value of those vehicles when written off.


Not applicable


In the 2018/19 financial year, how many claims of compensation were paid to members of the public who were injured in a collision involving one of your vehicles and what was the total amount of the compensation? Please note that members of the public could be a passenger in your vehicle, a pedestrian or the driver/passenger in another vehicle.


The total number of claims for compensation paid to members of the public who were injured in a collision involving one of our vehicles was 5, the total amount of compensation paid for third party injury was £19161

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