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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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2 August 2023
Cherished Urban Search and Rescue dog, Cara, is to retire 7 years after starting service with us in 2016.
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Deputy Chief Fire Officer Jo Bowcock
1 August 2023
Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) Jo Bowcock, currently serving at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been appointed to the DCFO role at West Midlands Fire Service.
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Firefighter Jack Baker smiling while being awarded a trophy
1 August 2023
Highgate firefighter, Jack Baker, retained three of his titles at the British Firefighter Challenge competition in Manchester.
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An off-duty firefighter, in sunglasses and swimwear, on a beach with the sea behind him
28 July 2023
Tragic death confirmed of West Midlands firefighter who went missing during cross-Channel charity swim
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Assistant Chief Fire Officers Simon Barry and Richard Stanton
25 July 2023
We're pleased to confirm the permanent appointments of our Assistant Chief Fire Officers, Simon Barry and Richard Stanton.
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A landscape graphic with the Armed Forces Covenant crown, flag and lion logo (left) and (right) the words Employer Recognition Scheme. Gold Award 2023. Proudly supporting those who serve.
12 July 2023
WMFS recognised for its support of defence and the armed forces community
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A line of trainee firefighters stand to attention in uniform
12 July 2023
Gender pay gap recorded at lowest level since records began
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Image of our crest with the areas we cover written in partly transparent text in the background
7 July 2023
An inquest into the deaths of four boys who ventured onto a frozen West Midlands lake has been held in Birmingham on 7 July. Statements from all three emergency services, following the inquest, have been issued.
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A calculator on top of sheets of paper with numbers and accounts on them
5 July 2023
Today we are issuing a formal notice to our communities that from 19th July 2023 anyone on the electoral register is able to inspect our accounts for the financial year 2022-2023.
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3 July 2023
A series of incidents at Sutton Park has prompted West Midlands Fire Service to call for communities to be vigilant against deliberate fire setting.
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