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Major emergencies

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service

The primary areas of Fire Service responsibility at a major incident are:

  1. life saving, through search and rescue
  2. fire fighting and fire prevention
  3. rendering humanitarian services
  4. provide and/or obtain specialist advice and assistance where hazardous materials are involved
  5. salvage and damage control including environmental control
  6. the provision of specialist equipment, e.g. pumps, rescue, equipment and lighting
  7. safety management within the inner cordon (rescue zone)
  8. decontamination services

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Resilience Team


Tel: -


2nd Floor
The Council House
Earl Street

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