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14 September 2020
'Think Gas Safety' - The message to our communities for this Gas Safety Week 2020
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20 March 2020
Phil Loach, the Chief Fire Officer of the West Midlands, has today urged the public to pay extra attention to their safety at home, on the roads and at work during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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28 December 2019
Phil Hales, who retired as our Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) earlier in 2019, has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM) in the New Year Honours list.
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30 October 2019
Today (30 Oct 2019), the report from Phase I of the Grenfell Tower inquiry into the fire has been published. We will, with colleagues nationwide, be reading and considering the document in detail in the days to come.
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6 September 2019
WMFS staff, volunteers and visitors will fall silent for two minutes at 9am on 9 Sept in memory of emergency services friends and colleagues who have died as a result of their duties
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3 July 2019
West Midlands Fire Service is supporting work which will see sprinklers being fitted in tower blocks across the region by local authorities.
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2 May 2019
Promoted by the Firefighters Memorial Trust, the Annual Service of Remembrance pays tribute and recognises the commitment and dedication of all United Kingdom firefighters
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