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A group of WMFS staff who attended the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2023
1 December 2023
West Midlands Fire Service comes away with two awards, out of five nominations at the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2023, showcasing their commitment to community safety and excellence.
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Harry and Sheila Dennick
29 November 2023
Tributes paid to couple who registered over 6,000 volunteering hours with the service
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Reward and Recognition 2023
17 November 2023
Driven. Dedicated. Professional. Meet our 2023 award winners!
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A view of the Incident Command Software
15 November 2023
We're extending our trial of Unblur’s digital incident command software to include our Birmingham fire stations, after an initial 6-month trial across Coventry and Solihull.
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A fire engine's blue light illuminate the dark as a firework goes off in the sky above
6 November 2023
West Midlands firefighters mobilise to around 40 bonfire and firework incidents on 5 November
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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 illustration of a paramedic, fire service staff, police, firefighter and member of the public with speech bubbles above their heads
30 October 2023
Over 5,000 respondents participated in the West Midlands Fire Service's public consultation, expressing high trust in their local fire service and setting priorities for community risk management and safety initiatives for 2024-27.
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Andrew Connolly and Lee Renenhan after a task at the World rescue Challenge 2023
24 October 2023
WMFS firefighters return from World Rescue Games
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A close up of the word 'rescue' on the back of a firefighter wearing water rescue kit in a boat
21 October 2023
Specialists will assist coordinated local operations to rescue and provide support to people affected by flooding
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WMFS staff Sonia Stoney and Natalie Gilead.
19 October 2023
October is Black History Month, a time for recognition and reflection.
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