Spotlight Articles

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 14:38 - Stay Safe

The Service is committed to ‘Making West Midlands Safer’, and part of our promise to our communities is to offer free Fire Safety Advice and help you to stay safe. This takes the form of home safety visits and a variety of information on our website.

We tailor our approach to meet the needs of the communities we serve. This website provides easy access to safety...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:47 - Water Safety


The Royal Life Saving Society, the UK's drowning prevention charity, has issued further warnings for people not to cool off in rivers as they have been made even more dangerous following the recent storms.

The charity is urging people to listen to safety advice and enjoy the hot weather and water...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 09:35 - Brigade Response Vehicle

WMFS continues to seek improvement in the services we offer to the community and is always looking for innovative advancements in our service in the areas of prevention and response. 

We recognise that a more flexible and versatile set of vehicles, equipment and crewing levels will enable us to more closely match the demands and risk posed by an incident to the level of resource we use...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 13:40 - Celebrating WMFS Excellence

Breathtaking bravery and outstanding dedication to keeping the West Midlands safe provided the focus for tonight’s (12 October) WMFS Aspire 2012 Awards.

Firefighters, support staff and members of the public from across the region were honoured with ten awards presented in front of 500 guests at the ICC in Birmingham.

Firefighter Paul McCarron, of Sutton Coldfield fire station’s...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 12:39 - Trauma Conference

As operational fire crews are increasingly first on the scene at incidents that involve trauma, the UK's Fire and Rescue Service continue to make a significant impact on the outcome of an injured patient by their actions in the first few minutes on scene.

At last year’s 5th National Fire and Rescue Service Trauma Conference, West Midlands Fire Service again played host to...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 15:10 - Aspire Awards

Our 3rd Aspire Awards celebration takes place at the International Convention Centre on Friday 12th October 2012. The ceremony has become a prestigious event in the Brigade calendar.

In the build up to the event WMFS staff and members of the public were asked to submit nominations across ten categories. Our staff were asked to vote in nine categories.


Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 13:38 - 5th National Breathing Apparatus Challenge

On Saturday 13th October 2012 West Midlands Fire Service will be taking part in the 5th National Breathing Apparatus (BA) Challenge at the Fire Service College.

The event will see teams of 5 firefighters from throughout the UK competing for the best BA Team of 2012. Each team will be faced with a scenario of a property fire with persons reported inside with teams...

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 12:03 - Schools’ Safety Challenge Final

The Schools’ Safety Challenge Grand Final normally takes place at our Safeside education facility and the event is well established as a prestigious annual fixture in the Brigades calendar. This year the competition was completely redesigned and brought up-to-date.

In partnership with event sponsors Sprue Safety Products Ltd, the earlier rounds have been developed as online challenges...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:21 - Multi-Agency Emergency Services Unit

The West Midlands Multi Agency Emergency Services Unit (MAESU) was established in September 2010.  It was designed to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and inoperability of emergency responses to incidents within the West Midlands conurbation.