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Freedom of Information

Published on 11 March 2020

Ref: FOI/20026


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 Aerial Ladder Platforms West Midlands Fire Service currently have in their fleet.


West Midlands Fire Service currently has 5 hydraulic platforms


What stations operate the Aerial ladder Platforms.


Hydraulic Platforms are at Coventry, Highgate and Walsall. With spare hydraulic platforms at Oldbury and Walsall


Make and model of each Aerial Ladder platform E.G. Bronto Skylift F 32 RL.

The age of each Aerial Ladder Platform.


station Make/model Year of registration
Coventry VOLVO/BRONTO 2012
Highgate VOLVO/ANGLOCO 2010
Oldbury VOLVO/ANGLOCO 2010
Walsall VOLVO FM370/BRONTO F32RLER – 2016 2016
Walsall VOLVO/BRONTO 2012


Any plans to dispose, replace or buy new Aerial Ladder Platforms.


Our Replacement Policy is set at 15 Years. There isn’t any of the 5 due for replacement until 2025.


Any Photos of each of the Aerial Ladder Platforms.


This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of information Act as photos of our fleet are available on the internet, search using WMFS appliance photos.

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

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