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Two rows of firefighters, standing and seated, in smart uniforms, some wearing medals
25 September 2023
'Babbs Mill' firefighters receive Chief Fire Officer Commendations; colleague honoured for off-duty attempt to save woman's life
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A graphic showing our consultation logo and Chief Fire Officer Wayne Brown.
24 August 2023
West Midlands Fire Service is encouraging communities across the West Midlands to 'Shape your Fire Service' by taking part in our consultation, which ends 11 September 2023.
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Search and Rescue Dog, Cara.
10 August 2023
It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Search and Rescue dog, Cara
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2 August 2023
Cherished Urban Search and Rescue dog, Cara, is to retire 7 years after starting service with us in 2016.
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Deputy Chief Fire Officer Jo Bowcock
1 August 2023
Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) Jo Bowcock, currently serving at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been appointed to the DCFO role at West Midlands Fire Service.
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An off-duty firefighter, in sunglasses and swimwear, on a beach with the sea behind him
28 July 2023
Tragic death confirmed of West Midlands firefighter who went missing during cross-Channel charity swim
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Assistant Chief Fire Officers Simon Barry and Richard Stanton
25 July 2023
We're pleased to confirm the permanent appointments of our Assistant Chief Fire Officers, Simon Barry and Richard Stanton.
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A landscape graphic with the Armed Forces Covenant crown, flag and lion logo (left) and (right) the words Employer Recognition Scheme. Gold Award 2023. Proudly supporting those who serve.
12 July 2023
WMFS recognised for its support of defence and the armed forces community
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21 June 2023
'A highly-respected and much-loved colleague and friend'.
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Volunteers pictured with DeputyChief Fire Officer, Simon Barry, Children and Young People’s Manager, Carol Morgan, and Volunteers Co-ordinator, Sally Hitchman.
5 June 2023
Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Simon Barry, paid tribute to our many volunteers in a celebratory afternoon for Volunteer Week 2023
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