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UKISAR personnel working in rubble next to excavator
7 February 2023
Eight West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) personnel are en route to Türkiye, as part of the UK’s response to devastating earthquakes that have struck the south of the country and northern Syria.
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Awards for various challeges laid out on a table
1 October 2022
More than 400 firefighters competed during the weekend, representing nearly 40 fire and rescue services from across the UK, as well as a guest team from Ukraine.
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An image of a rope rescue taking place with Starts Today and the UKRO logo on it.
30 September 2022
After a year’s planning, we’re proud and delighted to be welcoming hundreds of firefighters to the spectacular UKRO Festival of Rescue 2022!
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
8 September 2022
This evening, Thursday 8 September, we learned with great sadness of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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Four jubilee medals in their presentation boxes
1 June 2022
'Have a safe and restful' time' - Chief Fire Officer of West Midlands Fire Service
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A close up of two firefighters using holmatro cutting equipment
11 May 2022
UKRO Festival of Rescue website launches today alongside our announcement that we are hosting the festival in Birmingham later this year.
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Staff holding up a Ukraine flag in front of the fire engine we're donating
27 April 2022
West Midlands Fire Service donating a fire engine and other much-needed equipment to Ukraine.
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National Police Air Service Helicopter in flight
23 February 2022
The West Midlands’ fire and ambulance services are set to access ‘live’ downlink footage from police helicopters and planes aiding safe resolution of incidents
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A tree fallen in front of a house
17 February 2022
People urged to take care as much of the country braces itself for the arrival tomorrow of Storm Eunice.
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Image of our crest with the areas we cover written in partly transparent text in the background
7 December 2021
A firefighter with West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has received a New Year Honour for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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