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Freedom of Information

Published on 25 February 2020

Ref: FOI/20014


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 road vehicles (both fire engines and fast response cars) did the West Midlands Fire Service operate, as of 31 December 2019? If possible, please give separate figures for the basic types of vehicle. If not, please give an overall figure.


Please see attached list of all our vehicles in use on 31st December 2019.



How many road accidents (crashes, scrapes and other damage) did all these vehicles incur during 2019?


In the year January 1st 2019 to December 31st 2019 we had 122 accidents involving fire service vehicles.


What was the value of the damage from all these accidents (in repairs, insurance claims and value of written-off vehicles)?


The total damage cost to West Midlands Fire Service was £66,428.63.

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