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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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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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7 October 2020
WMFS is urging communities, businesses and other partners to answer five questions about its work. Their responses will help shape plans for making the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier.
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5 October 2020
Measures introduced by West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) in response to COVID-19 have ensured that the availability of firefighters, fire engines and other emergency teams has been maintained at near-normal levels during the crisis
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13 September 2019
West Midlands Fire Service appoints new Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Wayne will join us from London Fire Brigade (LFB) and is in his 28th year of service.
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20 June 2019
West Midlands Fire Service's emergency response work has been rated as 'outstanding' by national inspectors
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