General Election - Thursday 12 December 2019.

You don't need your poll card to be able to vote in the General Election tomorrow, as long as you're registered and eligible, you can give your name and address instead. Check who your candidate is and where to vote

Roles and responsibilities

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

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


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