Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service attended to a three vehicle collision this morning on the M40 motorway between junction 16 and junction 3A of the M42, northbound.
Fire crews from Leamington Spa and Henley in Arden were mobilised and upon arrival, fire fighters found that a collision had occurred between 3 private cars, with two casualties trapped.
Fire crews used small gear and clan lucas cutting equipment to deal with the incident where the Police, Ambulance Service, Air Ambulance Service and Highways England all attended.
A collision on the M6 near junction 3a has caused delays after a vehicle crashed on the central barrier.
West Midlands Ambulance Service and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene, where those involved suffered only minor injuries.
A man had to be rescued in Bedworth in the early hours of this morning after he impaled his leg on a metal fence.
Members of the Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service ere called by the ambulance service to help with the incident on King Street in Bedworth at around 02.46am this morning.
A doctor was on scene to provide guidance and firefighters released the man using specialist cutting equipment.
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has responded to the Fire Brigade Union's report on the Atherstone-on-Stour warehouse fire in 2007, which killed four firefighters.
Chief Fire Officer, Andy Hickmott, released the following statement:
"The loss of four of our Warwickshire Fire fighters was a tragedy that remains with us all. The events of 2007 have already been the subject of an exhaustive, independent enquiry and lengthy criminal proceedings...
... We have learned lessons from the tragedy and our focus over the past 6 years has been to ensure that Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service is an exemplar of best practice...
... We are pleased that the recent Peer review, which closely scrutinised how the service is performing both operationally and strategically, confirmed Warwickshire to be 'a very good performing service'."
Following today's report, the Fire Brigade's Union chief Matt Wrack, has called on the government to make changes to ensure a tragedy like the one at Atherstone in 2007 does not happen again:
Following a report into the deaths of four firefighters who died in a Warwickshire warehouse blaze in 2007, the Fire Brigades Union General Secretary has criticised the fire services and government for the increasing number of deaths in the fire service.
Matt Wrack said:
“The deaths of these four brave men were caused by a catalogue of systemic failings at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service... The fire killed more firefighters than any other since the 1970s...
... Over the last decade, twice as many firefighters lost their lives in fires as in the previous ten years, and it is clear that fire and rescue services and government are not learning lessons from these deaths."
According to a report by the Fire Brigades Union, the deaths of four firefighters were caused by a 'catalogue of organisational systemic failings' by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The report, released today, looked into the deaths of John Averis, Darren Yates-Badley, Ian Reid and Ashley Stephens, who attended a fire at a vegetable packing plant in Atherstone-on-Stour on November 2nd 2007.
In 2012, Warwickshire County Council was fined £30,000 after pleading guilty for failing to ensure the health and safety if its employees.