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Freedom of Information

Published on 26 March 2021

Ref: FOI/21029


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 17h February 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Please could you provide details of call outs you have made since 2011 to the block of flats (1-27) at 137 Warwick Road,Olton,Solihull, B92 7HT.
For each call out please can you provide which station attended, dates, times, reason for attendance


Please find below the list of incidents attended by WMFS where the location was recorded as 137 Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull (whether at a specific flat number or not) since 01/01/2011, including date/time, reason for attending and which station(s) the appliance(s) attending came from.

Please note I included where the postcode was recorded as B92 7HN and B92 7HT, as the address was the same other than the postcode.


And in the case of deliberate setting off of fire alarms an estimate of cost to the fire service.


This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. West Midlands Fire Service does not record cost of incidents.

However it is possible to calculate a notional cost for call out by applying the charging mechanism that is used to calculate special service call charges.

The cost of a Pump Rescue Ladder for a special service calls for

If you wish to calculate a notional incident cost then this would per approximately one pump rescue ladder for one hour per call out.

2010-11 £336.00
2011-12 £344.00
2012-13 £412.80
2013-14 £420.00
2014-15 £426.00
2015-16 £428.40
2016-17 £430.00
2017-18 £450.00
2018-19 £459.60
2019-20 £469.20

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