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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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13 May 2020
Our Ready, Willing and Able staff volunteers have delivered their 2,000th parcel in support of residents who are shielding from COVID-19.  
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15 April 2020
West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is taking part in the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) Ready, Willing, Able campaign launched today (Wed 15 April).
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6 April 2020
Non-operational staff from across West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) have today (Mon 6 April) started to deliver essential care packages to vulnerable people.
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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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3 March 2020
We’ve joined forces with health colleagues to help residents keep their homes smoke-free.
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21 February 2020
West Midlands' CFO warns that 'huge questions' hang over fire and rescue sector finances
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17 February 2020
We are extremely saddened by the death of one of our firefighters on the evening of Sunday 16 February 2020.
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30 December 2019
Two brothers and their sister are the latest trio of siblings to be working as West Midlands firefighters at the same time.
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28 December 2019
Phil Hales, who retired as our Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) earlier in 2019, has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM) in the New Year Honours list.
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28 November 2019
Do you know of a wrecked or empty building that might attract arsonists? We’re asking people to report derelict premises to the appropriate West Midlands council, so they can be boarded up and secured.
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