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A request for information about on how many occasions did your fire and rescue service provide an emergency medical response – 18095

Ref: FOI/18095


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 21st June 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


On how many occasions did your fire and rescue service provide an emergency medical response (to which the service was not required to attend otherwise) because (a) its attendance was triggered by means of it being the designated first responder under a co-responder arrangement, broken down by arrangement type (for example out-of-hospital cardiac arrest initiatives), or (b) because there were no ambulances available, or (c) other, broken down by reasons.


Between April 2017 and March 2018, WMFS attended 164 SSC incidents where the incident type was ‘first aid’.

We do not record any further details around the incidents types and we do not have any agreement with the Ambulance service regarding attending incidents when they are not available.

As the request has no time frame I have only given details for the 17/18 financial year. If you require a different date range or further details they can be found on Birmingham Data Factory on link below and filter down on SSC type ‘first aid’

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

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.