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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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15 November 2022
Register your household appliances to get FREE safety alerts

Act now to reduce the risk of a fire at home

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11 November 2022
'Humbled' West Mids firefighter's role in State Funeral

Remembrance Day duties lead to historic invitation

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10 November 2022
National Fraud Initiative - Fair Processing Notice

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority - protecting public funds

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2 November 2022
Bonfire Night weekend in numbers
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Register your household appliances to get FREE safety alerts

15 November 2022
Act now to reduce the risk of a fire at home
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A washing machine in the middle of a kitchen, with fire damage to its top and door area

'Humbled' West Mids firefighter's role in State Funeral

11 November 2022
Remembrance Day duties lead to historic invitation
Read Article
Uniformed personnel standing smartly on steps to white stone building

National Fraud Initiative - Fair Processing Notice

10 November 2022
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority - protecting public funds
Read Article
British pound notes and change

Have a safe Bonfire Night!

2 November 2022
West Midlands Fire Service is warning of the dangers of holding firework displays at home this Bonfire Night and giving advice on how to stay safe.
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Bonfire with several people holding marshmallows on sticks over it.

Stay fire safe this autumn and winter

5 October 2022
Plea as cost-of-living increases bite
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A firefighter holding a carbon monoxide monitor up to the camera

Awards announced after 2 days of UKRO Festival of Rescue

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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Awards for various challeges laid out on a table

Let the UKRO Festival of Rescue 2022 begin!

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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An image of a rope rescue taking place with Starts Today and the UKRO logo on it.

Voi becomes the official sustainability partner for the ‘UKRO Festival of Rescue 2022’

27 September 2022
Voi is proudly the official sustainable transport partner for the UKRO Festival of Rescue 2022, this year hosted by the West Midlands Fire Service in Birmingham
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A man wearing a helmet parking a voi scooter in a parking bay

Two jam-packed days of free festival fun!

21 September 2022
Nearly 40 UK fire and rescue services, and some from abroad, will do battle as they’re assessed by expert judges across a range of challenges
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A montage of firefighters doing different rescue, water and extrication tasks with the UKRO logo and names of the 7 UKRO challenges.
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