Illustration of 4 circle,s one with our staff, one with a fire engine, one with members of the community and the last with a city scape.

Our Plan


Our protection work involves protecting life and property to make businesses stronger and communities safer.

Our protection work is all about protecting life and property, making businesses and the economy stronger, and communities safer.

We inspect high-risk and tall buildings, including residential flats, hospitals, schools and vulnerable businesses, to keep safe and reassure the people who live and work there.

We also advise companies on fire safety legislation, to keep their staff and customers safe and help their businesses to grow.

In 2021/22 we carried out 8,510 ‘Safe and Strong’ visits providing advice to businesses regarding fire prevention and protecting staff, buildings and contents.

Our specialist fire safety officers are supported by our business safety advisors and firefighters.

Our Business Support Vehicles help to bring down the number of unnecessary fire alarms and the disruption they cause. This is complemented by our staff in Fire Control using a system known as ‘call challenge’ to check whether or not we actually need to respond, or if it’s a false alarm.

Our Protection priorities

We will: 
protect you and your property by targeting high-risk buildings and vulnerable businesses
make our communities safer by implementing the learning from independent and sector-led reviews
improve community safety by developing innovative and smarter approaches to help keep your business in business
promote economic growth through the development of sustainable solutions and education to support businesses
reduce disruption to businesses and communities of the West Midlands
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