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Freedom of Information

Published on 9 October 2020

Ref: FOI/20086


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 28th September 2020

Please find below a summary of our findings.


The number of emergency call outs involving fireworks

2) For each incident listed in your answer to question 1, a brief description of each incident

3) The number of incidents involving fireworks being used to attack firefighters

4) For each incident listed in your answer to question 3, a brief description of each incident

If your answer to question 2 exceeds the time and cost limit set out by the FOI Act, please answer questions 1, 3 and 4 only.


Please see attached.

Between 01/01/2018 and 01/09/2020, there has been a total of 85 firework related incidents, where 2 involved attacks on Fire Crew.

Please be aware of the following:

  • The incidents are all tagged by Fire Control with the tag ‘Firework’, if for any reason Fire Control forgot to tag a firework related incident then this would be missed out of the attached data.
  • The data only includes attended incidents.

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