Jubilee message from Chief Fire Officer of the West Midlands

'Have a safe and restful' time' - Chief Fire Officer of West Midlands Fire Service



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Published on 1 June 2022

Our platinum pride

It is 70 years since Her Majesty The Queen acceded to the throne. She is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

I would like to extend my congratulations, and those of West Midlands Fire Service, to Her Majesty on this historic occasion.

The jubilee also provides an opportunity to celebrate our own staff’s public service and to acknowledge their commitment to making our communities safer, stronger and healthier.

Many will be receiving Platinum Jubilee medals or commemorative coins. My colleagues and I will wear the medal with enormous pride.

The four-day bank holiday weekend will see many national and local events being held to mark the jubilee, including several street parties across the West Midlands.

For those who will be joining in, I hope you enjoy the celebrations and stay safe. You can find out what’s happening in your area on this website: https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/events/

Many of our staff will, as ever, be on duty 24/7 to keep our communities safe. A big thank you to them all.

They will remain ready to respond and to make a difference should some people’s weekends not go as planned.

Whatever your jubilee weekend involves, I hope you have a safe and restful time.

Phil Loach
Chief Fire Officer
West Midlands Fire Service

Four jubilee medals in their presentation boxes