Incidents

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 999eye photo showing smoke billowing from a maisonette.
27 February 2024
A West Midlands bin man is praised for his heroic actions after rescuing a man, a woman and a dog during his round
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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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11 December 2023
On the first anniversary of the Babbs Mill tragedy, West Midlands Fire Service is urging people of all ages to ‘think twice, stay off ice’.
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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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7 July 2023
An inquest into the deaths of four boys who ventured onto a frozen West Midlands lake has been held in Birmingham on 7 July. Statements from all three emergency services, following the inquest, have been issued.
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3 July 2023
A series of incidents at Sutton Park has prompted West Midlands Fire Service to call for communities to be vigilant against deliberate fire setting.
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Hana in her home, taken from behind cameras filming her interview
19 May 2023
Learn how a Ladywood mother, Hana, praises the effectiveness of the sprinkler system that saved the lives of her family after a fire broke out in their tenth-floor flat.
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Close up of frozen water on the surface of a lake with an embankment in the distance
16 December 2022
The rescue of the woman and dog has prompted the two fire and rescue services to urge dog walkers to keep their pets on leads and not let them stray on to ice.
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12 December 2022
We are deeply saddened by the deaths of three boys who were rescued by our firefighters yesterday (Sun 11 Dec) from a lake in Solihull
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