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Published on 13 October 2020

Ref: FOI/20081

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 16th September 2020.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  1. I would like to know the most recent data for how many residential buildings (11m +) in your authority which have been identified as having fire safety concerns

Reply

At present we are concentrating on blocks over 18m and have identified approximately 118 buildings with fire safety concerns.

Request

  1. As a result of these concerns how many currently have 24 hour waking watches (fire wardens) in place

Reply

37

Request

3.The length of time these waking watches have been in place

Reply

These watches were set up between December 2017 and July 2020

Request

  1. Of these buildings how many times has the fire service has been called to fires or suspected fires at these buildings since June 2017.

Reply

45

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