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and what we’re doing about them.

Our Latest News

 

Keep up to speed with the latest on West Midlands Fire Service – our organisation and our work.

Our Vision

 

Making the West Midlands Safer, Stronger and Healthier

Prevention


Our prevention work is all about keeping our most vulnerable people safe, and getting extra support for those who need it from our many partner organisations. We think of it as ‘upstream firefighting’.

The same firefighters who respond to 999 emergencies carry out thousands of ‘Safe and Well’ visits every year. They give advice on health and wellbeing where it will lessen the risk of a fire. But prevention extends well beyond the home.

We provide fire safety education to thousands of schoolchildren and college students. And we have specialist prevention and partnership teams who support our firefighters in reducing anti-social behaviour such as arson, and improving road safety.

Protection


Our protection work is focused on helping businesses to thrive, making the West Midlands stronger.

We assess high-risk buildings including residential high-rises to ensure public safety and provide reassurance about the risks of fire. We also advise companies how best to comply with fire safety legislation, to keep staff and customers safe.

If the worst does happen, and they still have a fire, we help them to get back up and running as soon as possible. We’re a large organisation ourselves and know the importance of business continuity.

Response


Getting to you quickly when you call 999 in an emergency will always be a priority for us. Here in the West Midlands we aim to get to incidents where life or property is in danger in an average of just five minutes. We frequently exceed this standard.

This is our response work. We pride ourselves on doing it assertively, effectively and safely. Our response services protect lives, properties and businesses. They help to keep the West Midlands’ transport networks moving and the economy running.

Your Fire Service In Numbers

 

We work hard to analyse the risks across the West Midlands, so we can have the right people in the right place at the right time.

38
Fire Stations
41
Fire Engines
19
Response Vehicles
58
Technical Rescue Experts

Your Stories

You must be really proud to have such outstanding officers under your leadership who are so exemplary in their attitude, response and generosity of spirit.

Dr D.E CasserlyHeadteacher

Your crew risked life and limb for over an hour, in bad light on a damaged roof, to insure our families' safety. Their skill, teamwork and professionalism were greatly reassuring at a time of stress for us.

Hill family

A big thank you for visiting the Nursery this morning. Everyone had a fantastic time meeting Blue Watch and hearing about your work and the little boy who said "wow" on a number of occasions really summed up how impressed the children and staff were by your visit.

Paula Nursery

I suspect it would be easy for your staff to just get into 'firefighting mode' and not be concerned with the human impact. I found all of your firefighters helpful and considerate at all times, going beyond what was required of them.

Daniel Weir - Managing DirectorRecycling fire

Watch our Latest Work

 

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