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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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12 August 2022
Heatwave warning from fire and council chiefs

A heatwave warning is issued by fire service and council chiefs to ask people to do all they can to prevent fires as temperatures soar.

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29 July 2022
Breathing Apparatus Challenge 2022 - the results are in!

West Mids Firefighters battle it out for place in national 'BA' showdown

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26 July 2022
Touchdown! Trainee firefighter Harley swaps helmets to respond to American Football call up!

After landing 'dream job' as a West Mids firefighter, she's set to represent GB at 'gridiron'

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20 July 2022
High risk of outdoor fires, in spite of temperatures dropping

West Midlands Fire Service warns: fire risk still high in spite of lower temperatures

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Heatwave warning from fire and council chiefs

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Breathing Apparatus Challenge 2022 - the results are in!

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Touchdown! Trainee firefighter Harley swaps helmets to respond to American Football call up!

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High risk of outdoor fires, in spite of temperatures dropping

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Heatwave increases calls and weather related incidents

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Major Birmingham fire started accidentally - by disposable BBQ 

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Our Accounts

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Tech upgrade benefits West Mids 999 fire callers

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Wolves football club urges its fans to think about fire safety at home

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Outstanding tax returns issue affecting former retired employees.

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Heatwave warning from fire and council chiefs

12 August 2022
A heatwave warning is issued by fire service and council chiefs to ask people to do all they can to prevent fires as temperatures soar.
Read Article
A firefighter uses a hose on scorched ground

Breathing Apparatus Challenge 2022 - the results are in!

29 July 2022
West Mids Firefighters battle it out for place in national 'BA' showdown
Read Article
Five firefighters from Foleshill Red watch stand outside our fire house in which they competed in and won our annual breathing apparatus challenge

Touchdown! Trainee firefighter Harley swaps helmets to respond to American Football call up!

26 July 2022
After landing 'dream job' as a West Mids firefighter, she's set to represent GB at 'gridiron'
Read Article
Harley stands in front of a fire engine, holding her American football shirt with her fire and football helmets at her feet

High risk of outdoor fires, in spite of temperatures dropping

20 July 2022
West Midlands Fire Service warns: fire risk still high in spite of lower temperatures
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Two firefighters tackle a scrubland fire, one with a hose the other with a fire 'beater'

Heatwave increases calls and weather related incidents

19 July 2022
We've seen a significant increase in calls to weather-related incidents over the last few days as the Country is hit by a close to recording-breaking heatwave
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A thermometer showing nearly 40 degrees against a blue sky

Major Birmingham fire started accidentally - by disposable BBQ 

13 July 2022
Cause sparks heatwave warning from West Mids Fire Service: 'Take extra care with BBQ coals'
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Flames amid rubbish in a skip

Our Accounts

5 July 2022
As part of our commitment to transparency, our accounts will soon be available to view on our website.
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British pound notes and change

Tech upgrade benefits West Mids 999 fire callers

20 June 2022
New tech upgrade lets control room staff pinpoint emergencies and send fire engines more rapidly
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A control room operator works at a large computer screen

Wolves football club urges its fans to think about fire safety at home

15 June 2022
Wolves fans are being urged to sign up for a free Safe and Well visit after their home Molineux Stadium was hit by fire earlier this year
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Firefighters stand in front of a fire engine outside Molineux

Outstanding tax returns issue affecting former retired employees.

2 June 2022
Please be assured that we are working closely with HMRC to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency
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