Several people killed and injured at city traffic incident in Birmingham UK

West Midlands Fire Service mobilised forty firefighters and officers as part of a wider emergency services’ response to a tragic collision. Shortly after 0100 hours on Sun 17 December, Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control started to receive 999 calls reporting…

West Midlands Fire Service supporting East Coast tidal surge operation

Specialist teams from West Midlands Fire Service were mobilised to support the emergency response to the potential East Coast tidal surge. Two WMFS National Flood Advisors provided strategic expertise for both the planning and potential emergency phase of the operation.…

Firefighter Wayne Roe: My experience of life as a Big Issue seller

Recently I was lucky enough to take part in Vendor Week supporting the Big Issue foundation to highlight issues of homelessness and poverty. The Vendor Week is a time when well known faces, public figures and supporters become vendors, selling…

Firefighter set to run for charity – in full fire kit!

West Midlands Fire Service firefighter Simon Shakespeare will be completing the Birmingham 10K run on Sunday 1st May 2016, as well as 3 other running events this year, to raise money for the British Lung Foundation. He plans to complete…

New Look Website for West Midlands

West Midlands Fire Service has launched a new-look website at www.wmfs.net, along with its strategic plan for 2016-19. A key feature of the site is an interactive version of the service’s Community Safety Strategy, where visitors can type in a…

Mental Health Pledge

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has signed a pledge to show its commitment to tackling mental health stigma at work. Organisations who sign up to the pledge agree to promote a better understanding of mental health problems while offering support…

New Year honour for West Midlands Firefighter

A West Midlands firefighter has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for his services to national and international search and rescue. Group Commander Sean Moore (49), who has spent most of his career based in Coventry…

Fire Service Clothing Appeal success leads to a repeat performance

Organisers of a West Midlands Fire Service charity clothing collection are set to repeat it, thanks to its success. More than 80 less fortunate people received coats and other clothing which were handed out by firefighters and WMFS staff at…

Poland here we come!

Members of Wednesbury Young Firefighters Association are set to head off to Poland to represent the UK in the 2015 CTIF (International Technical Committee for the Prevention and Extinction of Fire) competition. They will be among hundreds of competitors in…

West Midlands Fire Service

A transformation of the firefighter’s traditional role is well underway at the UK’s West Midlands Fire Service, which serves 2.7 million people at the heart of England. The brigade, which is the country’s second biggest outside London, is establishing itself…

Vehicles Alarming Success for West Midlands Fire Service

Three vehicles dedicated to responding to automatic fire alarms in the West Midlands have attended more than 400 false alarms in the five months they have been in action. West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) introduced the first of its Business…

BREAKING NEWS: Oldbury Plastics Factory Fire

Update from at 3.25pm: West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) The fire appears to have started in a storage area, but the cause is still unkown and will be investigated. There were 29 staff on site at the time, all of whom…

West Midlands Fire Service welcomes new ‘Register My Appliance’ safety website

New research has revealed that only just over a third of British buyers currently register all of their appliances with the manufacturer – meaning many thousands of owners are virtually untraceable if a safety repair is needed. West Midlands Fire…

Fire station launches community-funded defibrillator

The West Midlands’ (UK) newest community fire station, Haden Cross, officially launched its community-funded defibrillator on 15th December 2014. The defibrillator, which will be accessible to members of the public around the clock, will be a permanent feature outside the…

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) to recruit 50 firefighters

WMFS is set to recruit around 50 new firefighters, with an online application process which started on Monday 8 December 2014. The brigade is gearing up for thousands of applicants to visit its website in the hope of becoming one of the…

New High Volume Pump Ramping Module

A new High Volume Pump (HVP) Ramping Module became operationally available on 1 November 2014. The module has been developed as a collaborative project between the National Resilience HVP Capability Team and Babcock Critical Services Ltd, supported by West Midlands…

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