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From 4 April 2022, the details of the most significant incidents we attend, that may affect our communities, are on our dedicated incidents page.
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A 999eye photo showing smoke billowing from a maisonette.
27 February 2024
A West Midlands bin man is praised for his heroic actions after rescuing a man, a woman and a dog during his round
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A close up of the map on the risk explorer tool showing a traffic collision incident
1 November 2023
Discover how WMFS is making communities safer with our new Risk Explorer tool. Access and interact with real-time data to gain insights into risk management and fire prevention efforts in the West Midlands.
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An aerial photograph of the fire in Netherton.
26 September 2023
Businesses across the West Midlands are being urged to 'think fire safety' and review their fire risk assessments after Netherton factory fire
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3 May 2023
As people nationwide prepare to celebrate with Coronation street parties, we’re asking street party and event organisers to keep access for emergency vehicles and hydrants in mind.
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28 October 2021
Sutton Coldfield’s fire station is to become the base for a team of specialist firefighters, enhancing West Midlands Fire Service’s technical rescue capability
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4 May 2021
WMFS Firefighter features on BBC's The One Show following a day in the life of a Muslim during Ramadan.
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16 April 2021
Three fire service staff Encourage Vaccinations and the importance of vaccinations in the fight against COVID-19
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26 February 2021
We've worked with Sandwell Council and West Midlands Police have carried out more than 1,200 supermarket inspections, to promote Safer Shopping in Sandwell.
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25 January 2021
140 WMFS volunteers start training with St John Ambulance to support the NHS programme
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7 October 2020
WMFS is urging communities, businesses and other partners to answer five questions about its work. Their responses will help shape plans for making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier.
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