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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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A collection of rubbish prepared for council collection
29 June 2023
West Midlands Fire Service is urging Sandwell residents and businesses to consider fire safety during industrial action.
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Image of our crest with the areas we cover written in partly transparent text in the background
21 June 2023
'A highly-respected and much-loved colleague and friend'.
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Volunteers pictured with DeputyChief Fire Officer, Simon Barry, Children and Young People’s Manager, Carol Morgan, and Volunteers Co-ordinator, Sally Hitchman.
5 June 2023
Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Simon Barry, paid tribute to our many volunteers in a celebratory afternoon for Volunteer Week 2023
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A calculator on top of sheets of paper with numbers and accounts on them
31 May 2023
Update on our unaudited Statement of Accounts 2022/23
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Aerial view of a large warehouse fire, showing building on fire
30 May 2023
West Midlands Fire Service celebrates two years of successful fire service drone operations, drastically improving incident response.
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Harry and Sheila Dennick standing on some stairs at Birmingham's Council House with a certificate
24 May 2023
Harry and Sheila recognised with Lord Mayor's Award for Safeside volunteering efforts
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Hana in her home, taken from behind cameras filming her interview
19 May 2023
Learn how a Ladywood mother, Hana, praises the effectiveness of the sprinkler system that saved the lives of her family after a fire broke out in their tenth-floor flat.
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Union flag bunting
3 May 2023
As people nationwide prepare to celebrate with Coronation street parties, we’re asking street party and event organisers to keep access for emergency vehicles and hydrants in mind.
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West Midlands Fire Service crest on the door of one of our fire engines
28 April 2023
West Midlands Fire Service were met with 'reckless attitudes towards fire safety'
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Fire crews use equipment to gain entry to a white van during a training exercise
27 April 2023
Vehicles seized by Birmingham City Council from criminal fly-tippers are being put to life-saving use by West Midlands Fire Service.
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