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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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An orange package of Abo Alabed wood coal
6 February 2024
Potentially fatal fumes detected at 'wood coal' incidents
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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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An aerial photograph of the fire in Netherton.
26 September 2023
Businesses across the West Midlands are being urged to 'think fire safety' and review their fire risk assessments after Netherton factory fire
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A collection of rubbish prepared for council collection
29 June 2023
West Midlands Fire Service is urging Sandwell residents and businesses to consider fire safety during industrial action.
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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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Clothes hanging out of a silver washing machine
23 January 2023
“You can’t put a price on the peace of mind brought by knowing you’re registered, and it might even extend the life of the appliance as well.”
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A fire safety officer with a notebook assessing the outside of a small business
16 January 2023
As rising costs continue to affect households and businesses, West Midlands Fire Service is urging businesses to stay fire safe.
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9 December 2022
Prank 'explosions' spark unnecessary call outs for fire crews
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A washing machine in the middle of a kitchen, with fire damage to its top and door area
15 November 2022
Act now to reduce the risk of a fire at home
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