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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