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A request for information about traffic calming scheme – 17087

Ref: FOI/17087


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 18th August 2017.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Does the service advise local authorities when they are planning traffic-calming schemes? If so, are there any measures it does not want to see used, for example, entrance gateways to 20mph zones, traffic humps or cushions or other vertical structures.


WMFS administration team are informed when any authority is planning to install traffic calming measures. The local Station Commander is informed and the station may visit the site or will comment on the proposed planning. The station will then directly liaise with the authority or send a response back to administration team to forward on.


Does the fire service have any specific views on traffic-calming measures in principle? Are there measures it would support or not?


There are no specific standard responses to traffic calming measures and each application is addressed in accordance with local risks and the risk that such measures are trying to mitigate. The Fire Service would review the measures recommended and comment accordingly therefore there are no specific measures we would support or otherwise.”

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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