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Image of our crest with the areas we cover written in partly transparent text in the background
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 group of WMFS staff who attended the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2023
1 December 2023
West Midlands Fire Service comes away with two awards, out of five nominations at the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2023, showcasing their commitment to community safety and excellence.
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The UKISAR team members all stood together in a semi-circle
30 November 2023
UK International Search and Rescue (UK ISAR) earned reclassification through a rigorous live exercise in Geneva, Switzerland after their exceptional performance in a 36-hour earthquake scenario.
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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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UKISAR volunteers stood with Chief Fire Officer Wayne Brown
19 September 2023
All members of the UK International Search and Rescue (UK ISAR) team, including our seven staff, have returned to the UK safely following their deployment to Morocco.
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A damaged building in Morocco with two locals surveying the damage
11 September 2023
Seven fire and rescue personnel from the West Midlands are among some 60 staff from around the UK who landed in Morocco on Monday to aid rescue efforts.
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Firefighter Jack Baker smiling while being awarded a trophy
1 August 2023
Highgate firefighter, Jack Baker, retained three of his titles at the British Firefighter Challenge competition in Manchester.
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Union flag bunting
3 May 2023
As people nationwide prepare to celebrate with Coronation street parties, we’re asking street party and event organisers to keep access for emergency vehicles and hydrants in mind.
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A group of UK fire and rescue staff who volunteer as member of UK International Search and Rescue
19 March 2023
Storm Freddy prompts Malawian request for help
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Firefighter Sahfan Khan pictured with a group of other instructors and emergency service colleagues in Ukraine.
24 February 2023
A West Midlands Fire Service firefighter, Sahfan Khan, recently reflected on his emotional trip to Lviv, Ukraine, where he volunteered for two weeks at the start of the war.
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