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Other aspects of WMFS were found to be good overall, including in being effective, efficiency and how well it looks after its staff.
On the WMFS webpage for their health work contracts, the reasoning behind them is explained.
WMFS has now joined the programme to tackle arson and other fire-related offences on buses and trams.
WMFS firefighters urged road users to only travel if absolutely necessary and said they had been inundated with 999 calls, having received around 900 between 5pm and 10pm on Thursday.
Local FBU members have warned that money could be transferred from frontline emergency response to help supplement work under the contracts signed by the WMFS. However, WMFS argue that this work supports their aim of 'making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier.'.
Katrina Harris, of WMFS, said: "Through our prevention work with our communities, we educate young people about the dangers of fire-related activity and the consequences of this behaviour." Last year, a group of six teenage girls from Chelmsley Wood used a cigarette lighter to burn the vehicle's 'stop' buttons, then set fire to the seats.
Frontline firefighters and expert WMFS prevention staff are making free 'Safe and Well' visits to our customers to assess the physical risks of fire in the home; while also considering health, social and lifestyle factors to help people improve their health and wellbeing and reduce their risk from fire.
If WMFS believes it can't provide safe cover with its current budget, it needs to say so.
Paul Burnham, WMFS area commander, said it would prioritise calls.
WMFS Chief Officer Phil Loach has also re-tweeted messages from his austerity-hit fire service about the 4:42 claims.
Cllr George Duggins spoke to the Telegraph after a private briefing for all of the city's councillors with officials from West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) and Whitefriars which owns all 24 high rise residential tower blocks in Coventry.
A spokeman for WMFS said: "The test fires will involve burning lounge furniture and kitchen contents in very carefully controlled conditions.
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