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A request for information about call outs to student accommodation 2017 -18035

Ref: FOI/18035


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 27th February 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Please send me the following information for the year of 2017. For the questions I would like this data in spreadsheet format (CSV or XLS).

How many times was at least one fire fighter from West Midlands Fire Service sent to address an incident at a student accommodation building in 2017. ‘Incident’ includes false alarms, as well as genuine fires.

How many of these incidents were recorded as ‘false alarms’? (i.e. where no fire was found).


There was 37 false alarms and 14 fires at student hall of residence in 2017.

If you have any queries about this email, 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

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