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Aerial view of a large warehouse fire, showing building on fire
30 May 2023
West Midlands Fire Service celebrates two years of successful fire service drone operations, drastically improving incident response.
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Harry and Sheila Dennick standing on some stairs at Birmingham's Council House with a certificate
24 May 2023
Harry and Sheila recognised with Lord Mayor's Award for Safeside volunteering efforts
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West Midlands Fire Service crest on the door of one of our fire engines
28 April 2023
West Midlands Fire Service were met with 'reckless attitudes towards fire safety'
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Chief Fire Officer Wayne Brown
19 April 2023
The permanent appointment of Wayne Brown as Chief Fire Officer of West Midlands Fire Service has been confirmed by West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority
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Officer in black tunic, white shirt and tie
18 April 2023
Historic royal duties beckon on Coronation Day for Group Commander Kris Darnley
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Alex Daw and Fire dog Giddy celebrating pass out
17 April 2023
‘Giddy’, an 11-month-old Working Cocker Spaniel, has joined our Fire Investigation and Prevention Section after successfully completing her training.
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A metal fire sprinkler
12 April 2023
Flames doused after fire traps three in tenth-floor flat
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Chief Fire Officer Wayne Brown
30 March 2023
This latest HMICFRS Culture and values report underscores how we must continue to exceed our own standards, and now those of HMICFRS.
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5 staff members around a table talking and laughing
29 March 2023
In March 2021, the gender pay gay difference was 8.9%. We’re delighted to confirm that it now stands at 6.8%, which is the lowest since 2017 when the figure was first recorded.
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Handler Mat Dixon pictured with Kai on bonnet of the fire investigation vehicle
7 March 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kai, our much-loved fire investigation dog.
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