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Roles and responsibilities | What happens in an emergency | Birmingham City Council

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Roles and responsibilities

The emergency services and Birmingham City Council work together with an overarching aim to protect life, property and the environment.

The roles and responsibilities.

Service Responsibility
West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service
  • Life-saving through search/rescue
  • Fire fighting
West Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Triage
  • Treatment
  • Transportation of casualties to hospital
West Midlands Police
  • Secure and preserve the scene
  • Collect evidence
  • Manage the public
  • Family liaison
Birmingham City Council
  • Meet welfare needs
  • Provide rest centres/shelter
  • Provide information to the public
  • Road closures/diversions
  • Clean up/waste management
  • Manage the return to normality