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Freedom of Information

Published on 1 July 2020

Ref: FOI/20051


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 13th June 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I am writing a working paper and need some data. I want to know about the firefighting organization.
There are 38 fire stations and one West Midlands Fire Service. Does the fire structure has only Fire Service and Fire stations, or is there a separate medium-sized organization in regions?
In the event of a major fire, is a commander dispatched from the Fire Service?
I would be grateful if you could provide any fire organization data.


West Midlands Fire Service has 38 Fire Stations located strategically located throughout the West Midlands in accordance to risk information provided through our Integrated Risk Management Plan. The 38 fire station are divided into 5 Command Areas that form the West Midlands these are:

  • Birmingham North
  • Birmingham South
  • Black Country North
  • Black Country South
  • Coventry & Solihull

The nature of the incidents we attend vastly varies depending on size and severity so we resource each one dynamically in terms of people, equipment and vehicles ensuring each incident is resolved as safely, effectively and assertively as possible.

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