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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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22 October 2020
West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) call to families, warning of the dangers of holding firework displays at home this Bonfire Night.
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28 September 2020
West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is urging members of the public to ensure they and their loved ones have working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, to keep them safe.
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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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7 September 2020
New ‘fire escape hoods’, designed to protect fire victims from smoke and fumes, are set to be carried on all West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) emergency response vehicles.
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25 August 2020
West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is urging businesses and organisations, as well as their staff and visitors, not to prop open fire doors. 
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30 July 2020
West Midlands Fire Service is warning people across the region of the fire risk associated with the use of skin emollients.
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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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17 May 2019
West Midlands Fire Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s Sprinkler Week, 19 to 24 May.
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1 April 2019
West Midlands Fire Service warns inconsiderate parkers: every second counts when we're responding to a 999 emergency call.
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18 March 2019
In Arson Awareness Week, West Midlands Fire Service warns youths they could risk death by setting fire to wheelie bins for kicks
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