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Alex Daw and Fire dog Giddy celebrating pass out
17 April 2023
‘Giddy’, an 11-month-old Working Cocker Spaniel, has joined our Fire Investigation and Prevention Section after successfully completing her training.
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A metal fire sprinkler
12 April 2023
Flames doused after fire traps three in tenth-floor flat
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Chief Fire Officer Wayne Brown
30 March 2023
This latest HMICFRS Culture and values report underscores how we must continue to exceed our own standards, and now those of HMICFRS.
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5 staff members around a table talking and laughing
29 March 2023
In March 2021, the gender pay gay difference was 8.9%. We’re delighted to confirm that it now stands at 6.8%, which is the lowest since 2017 when the figure was first recorded.
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A group of UK fire and rescue staff who volunteer as member of UK International Search and Rescue
19 March 2023
Storm Freddy prompts Malawian request for help
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Handler Mat Dixon pictured with Kai on bonnet of the fire investigation vehicle
7 March 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kai, our much-loved fire investigation dog.
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A close up of the West Midlands Fire Service crest on a firefighters helment
1 March 2023
We are pleased to confirm that Paul Bennett has been elected to serve a three-year term as a Scheme Member representative on the West Midlands Firefighter Pension Scheme Board.
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Firefighter Sahfan Khan pictured with a group of other instructors and emergency service colleagues in Ukraine.
24 February 2023
A West Midlands Fire Service firefighter, Sahfan Khan, recently reflected on his emotional trip to Lviv, Ukraine, where he volunteered for two weeks at the start of the war.
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British pound notes and change
14 February 2023
For Band D Council taxpayers in the West Midlands, the 2023/24 budget charges remain amongst the lowest fire service charges in England.
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UKISAR personnel working in rubble next to excavator
7 February 2023
Eight West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) personnel are en route to Türkiye, as part of the UK’s response to devastating earthquakes that have struck the south of the country and northern Syria.
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