22093 - Exempt properties Incidents

FOI Number: FOI22093

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Published on 26 October 2022

Ref: FOI/22093


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 24th August 2022

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I would like to know how many fires WMFS have attended in exempt properties in the last five years and how many people have been injured or dead in these fires (by year).


There has been a total of 326 primary fires attended by WMFS at HMO’s between the financial years 2017/18 and 2021/22. Of the 326 fires, 94 people were recorded to have been injured or killed.

Fin- YearTotalSum of fatalitiesFirst aid given at scene (including oxygen)Person went to hospital for precautionary check upPerson went to hospital for treatmentPrecautionary check given/ recommendedSum of injuries

Please note figures for 2021/22 may still change due to a system error in April 2021

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