COVID-19 inspection: West Midlands Fire Service

Published on: 22 January 2021

Publication types: COVID-19 and Letter

Fire and Rescue Services: West Midlands

In August 2020, we were commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect how fire and rescue services in England are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter from HMI Wendy Williams to West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service sets out our assessment of the effectiveness of the service’s response to the pandemic.

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COVID-19 inspection: West Midlands Fire Service (PDF document, 169 kB)

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Too many firefighters prevented from fully supporting public during COVID-19 pandemic

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Responding to the pandemic: The fire and rescue service’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020