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All our news and press releases related to our work in making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier are available to read here.

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 beagle puppy with it's head stuck between bricks
7 May 2024
Watch: West Midlands firefighters came to the rescue of Jeremy the stuck pup
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A damaged UPP E-Bike Battery
26 March 2024
Joint working proves successful as dangerous batteries removed from sale
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A car trapped in fast-moving water under a bridge
4 January 2024
Highgate fire crew responds to a serious flooding incident in Hall Green, Birmingham, involving a car containing a woman and child, stranded in flood water.
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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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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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Two liveried fire service vehicles parked together
6 October 2023
'Opportunity to explore how we can further diversify our fleet and our responses to incidents' - two new fire service vehicles to be trialled.
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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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