Fire engine break downs

FOI Number: FOI23123

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Freedom of Information

Published on 17 October 2023

Ref: FOI/23123


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 14th September 2032

Please find below a summary of our findings.


Under the Freedom of Information Act can I please request the following data for the calendar years 2018, 2019, 2022, 2021, 2022 and 2023-present:

1) On how many occasions did a fire engine break down?
3) What was the cause of the break down?
4) How much did it cost to fix?


Please see attached. 


2) On how many occasions did a fire engine break down on the way to an incident?


This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information. We do not record on how many occasion did a fire engine break down on the way to an incident.

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FOI23123 – Fire engine break downs
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