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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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Mick, Luna's handler sat with her
19 January 2024
Discover how Luna, a Belgian Malinois and Urban Search and Rescue Dog, has earned full accreditation and is now a vital part of the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) team.
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WMFS technical rescue firefighters at the scene in Nottinghamshire after local flooding
7 January 2024
Specialists assist with local operations, providing support to people affected by flooding
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A car trapped in fast-moving water under a bridge
4 January 2024
Highgate fire crew responds to a serious flooding incident in Hall Green, Birmingham, involving a car containing a woman and child, stranded in flood water.
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Image of our crest with the areas we cover written in partly transparent text in the background
11 December 2023
On the first anniversary of the Babbs Mill tragedy, West Midlands Fire Service is urging people of all ages to ‘think twice, stay off ice’.
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A West Midlands Fire Engine alongside a Sandwell/Serco waste disposal truck
8 December 2023
WMFS teams up with Sandwell Council to warn against unsafe battery disposal
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A photograph of the award for the Top 50 Inclusive Employers, showing WMFS in 1st place, on a table.
6 December 2023
West Midlands Fire Service has achieved the prestigious title of the UK's Most Inclusive Employer for the second year in a row, highlighting its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality.
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A group of WMFS staff who attended the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2023
1 December 2023
West Midlands Fire Service comes away with two awards, out of five nominations at the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2023, showcasing their commitment to community safety and excellence.
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The UKISAR team members all stood together in a semi-circle
30 November 2023
UK International Search and Rescue (UK ISAR) earned reclassification through a rigorous live exercise in Geneva, Switzerland after their exceptional performance in a 36-hour earthquake scenario.
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Harry and Sheila Dennick
29 November 2023
Tributes paid to couple who registered over 6,000 volunteering hours with the service
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