Today we learned, with the greatest sadness, of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Her Majesty the Queen, the wider royal family and everyone affected by the announcement.
Flags at our fire stations are being flown at half mast as a mark of respect.
Phil Loach, Chief Fire Officer of West Midlands Fire Service, said: “It is a very sad day. On behalf of everyone at West Midlands Fire Service I will be sending our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen.”
West Midlands Fire Service will be represented by senior officers at any civic events that are held to mark the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh the details of which will be shared as they become available.