RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 11th April 2023
Please find below a summary of our findings.
I would like to request under the Freedom of Information Act data held by West Midlands Fire Service on vehicle fires attended by your emergency crews for the financial years 2017-18 to 2022-23 inclusive.
The information I am seeking relates directly to vehicles which have caught fire either while parked or while in use. An example would be a car which catches fire while parked outside a house or a car which catches fire while driving along the road.
I am not looking for information on vehicles which have been deliberately set alight or that have caught fire after being involved in a road traffic collision.
I would like information held by West Midlands Fire Service broken down into the following categories:
Type/Class of vehicle (such as Car/SUV/MPV/Van/HGV)
Make: (Such as Ford/Vauxhall/Mercedes/LandRover)
Model: (Such as Mondeo/Corsa/E-Class/Discovery)
Fuel: (Such as Petrol/Diesel/LPG/Hydrogen/Hybrid/Electric)
I would also like information as to whether the vehicle fire caused any casualties / fatalities or caused damage to other vehicles / buildings.
Please see attached
If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW
Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.
In line with the requirement for SET members to be informed of all freedom of information requests within their area of management please find on email below request received. I will send proposed response in due course