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18180 – High rise incidents in Birmingham since Nov 17 to Nov 18

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Ref: FOI/18180


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 19th December 2018

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Here are the details of the request: How many fire related incidents were you called out to from November 2017 – November 2018 involving Birmingham Tower blocks.

How many actual Birmingham Tower Block fires did you deal with from November 2017 – November 2018.


West Midlands Fire Service have attended a total of 211 FDR incidents in tower blocks in Birmingham.

Please be aware of the following;

  • Tower block definition is 4 or more floors
  • All property groups have been used e.g. Dwellings and non-dwelling
  • Only incidents in the Birmingham have been included
  • Only fire incidents are included – no false alarms
  • The date range used was 1st November 2017 – 30th November 2018

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.