Fire Service Fitted 4.6% of Free Smoke Alarms in Wednesfield North!

I am very pleased to find out that the West Midlands Fire service have fitted 125 free smoke alarms to homes in our Ward of Wednesfield North in 2016

That is a magnificent response when I compare the statistics with neighbouring wards.

In fact our WN Ward during 2016 had 4.6% of all the alarms fitted by the Fire brigade (across the whole County including Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Solihull, and Sandwell) which is testimony to the fact that we value the service that they perform for us.

The 2016 statistics are in excess of the 2015 results for the fitting of free Fire Alarms when 86 homeshere in Wednesfield North were fitted with the free smoke alarms. Here are the 2015 results – Wednesfield North Ward 86 free smoke alarms out of 2407 fitted across the conurbation which is 3.57% of all smoke alarms fitted.

Of the 11 fires 2015/16 that took place in Wednesfield North, there were 7 properties which had a working Alarm .One property had an alarm but it was not working, and just 3 did not have any alarm.

Fires in Wolverhampton over this period amounted to 330 for the City of Wolverhampton, which translated, suggests that the fires that took place here in Wednesfield North are 3.3% of the total fires that took place in the City.

Not a high number of fires in our Wednesfield North Ward, but hopefully we can drive those incidents down even further.

If you have any further questions about the service the Fire Brigade provides you can always contact me on Do You have a Smoke Alarm fitted in your home or property?


Number of Fires (domestic) in Wolverhampton and Wednesfield North Ward, 2015-16
Working smoke alarm Alarm but not working No alarm Blank Total Fires
Wednesfield North Ward 7 1 0 3 11
City of Wolverhampton 173 17 56 84 330

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more