West Midlands Fire Service awarded ‘gold’ status in defence employer scheme 

WMFS recognised for its support of defence and the armed forces community

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Published on 12 July 2023

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is proud and delighted to have been granted ‘Gold’ status in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

Bronze, silver and gold awards go to employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Wayne Brown, Chief Fire Officer, said: “We are very fortunate to count among our WMFS colleagues those who have either served for their country, or who volunteer as reservists.

“Their service, valour and experience make us stronger as a service, and we also acknowledge the support of their families. The Gold award also reflects the esteem in which we rightly hold all veterans.

“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in ensuring that our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and our submission to the ERS achieved such a fantastic outcome.”

WMFS’s Gold award will be formally presented at an event later in the year.

Read more about the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

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.