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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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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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A close up of the West Midlands Fire Service crest on a firefighters helment
1 March 2023
We are pleased to confirm that Paul Bennett has been elected to serve a three-year term as a Scheme Member representative on the West Midlands Firefighter Pension Scheme Board.
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Harry and Sheila stood beside the plaque recognising their achievement of 1000 tours volunteering at Safeside.
20 January 2023
Sheila and Harry Dennick have delivered life-saving information to as many as 20,000 primary school children since they began volunteering at Safeside in 2008.
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Trainee Firefighter spraying water with a hose reel
20 January 2023
“Our three ‘outstanding’ assessments from HMICFRS are testament to the hard work of staff across West Midlands Fire Service and their dedication to making our communities safer, stronger and healthier."
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Peter Arnold, Alex Jarvis, David Owen, Tom Soar, Jordan Uppa all holding their certificates.
21 December 2022
Firefighters from across the West Midlands have been honoured with Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Commendations for displays of courage, professionalism and operational excellence.
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A white, flame-shaped award on a table
9 December 2022
'Most Influential Woman in Fire' plus Birmingham Commonwealth Games honours
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Banner announcing 1st place in most inclusive UK employers
2 December 2022
We’re proud and humbled to have been recognised as the UK’s Most Inclusive Employer.
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Former Chief Fire Officer Phil Loach
29 November 2022
West Midlands' Chief Fire Officer, Phil Loach, to step down in New Year
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Uniformed personnel standing smartly on steps to white stone building
11 November 2022
Remembrance Day duties lead to historic invitation
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