Staffordshire news and blogs Monday 16 July 2018
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Saltley Fire – Statement 

29 Mar 16

Update issued at 3.25pm: 
We now have two aerial platforms there, and an on-site digger is being brought into use to move and separate the scrap materials.

D-Day veteran honourd 

15 Feb 16

A D-Day veteran who is a former Walsall firefighter was honoured by serving firefighters after being decorated with one of France’s highest honours.

30 years’ service 

8 Feb 16

Firefighters and support staff who this year complete three decades’ service with West Midlands Fire Service have been presented with 30 Year Service Awards.

Clothing appeal 

22 Jan 16

Organisers of a West Midlands Fire Service charity clothing collection are set to repeat it, following its success.

Acid incident 

14 Jan 16

At 8.51am this morning (Thurs 14 Jan 2016) we received a 999 call to industrial premises on the Watery Lane Industrial Estate in Willenhall, Walsall.

Burner warning 

13 Jan 16

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is urging people not to use laundry fragrance beads in aromatherapy burners, after a small but potentially serious house fire.

Sean Moore OBE 

30 Dec 15

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.

Awards Evening 

13 Nov 15

Outstanding achievements by firefighters, fire control and support staff were celebrated tonight (Friday 13 November) at West Midlands Fire Service’s Reward and Recognition Evening.

Long Service medals awarded 

5 Nov 15

Long Service and Good Conduct medals awarded
West Midlands Fire Service has honoured staff who have completed 20 years of exemplary service.

Stay ‘wheely’ safe! 

19 Oct 15

Cyclists are invited to a free event dedicated to safety on two wheels, being held at Brierley Hill community fire station.

Rowland’s 500th Tour 

7 Oct 15

A volunteer at the West Midlands’ innovative Safeside centre has led his 500th tour.

Safer 6 Is Back 

23 Sep 15

Safer 6 Campaign is Back for Autumn 2015
Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign is back again for 2015 – Six weeks of targeted action and community safety work across the boroughs six towns.

Telecare Pilot Scheme 

14 Sep 15

WMFS to provide a Non-Emergency Falls Response in Coventry     
West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) firefighters will now respond to non emergency calls to falls for the elderly and vulnerable in a new pilot scheme that launches today.

Stirchley fire 

13 Jul 15

Just before 2.40am this morning (Mon 13 July), West Midlands Fire Service received a 999 call reporting a fire at a residential address in Dogpool Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham.

Schools quiz 2015 

13 Jul 15

Pupils from a Sandwell school are celebrating, after taking first place in the final of the West Midlands Fire Service Schools’ Safety Challenge 2015.

Poland here we come! 

7 Jul 15

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.

Deadly risk 

25 Jun 15

West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is calling on smokers to wake up to the deadly dangers of smoking.

A sound partnership! 

22 Jun 15

A Birmingham community group is set to be heard loud and clear, after receiving a second-hand PA system from West Midlands Fire Service.

International rescue! 

4 Jun 15

Six West Midlands firefighters are heading to Germany this Sunday, to take part in an international extrication challenge.

WMFS Supports Pride 2015 

21 May 15

West Midlands Fire Service is delighted to be supporting Birmingham Pride once again this year.

Life-saving link-up 

13 May 15

Three Birmingham fire stations now have life-saving defibrillators available for use by the public, thanks to a link-up between the West Midlands’ fire and ambulance services.

Warning to smokers 

12 May 15

Smokers in the West Midlands are being warned to consider the dangers, following the death of a pensioner who was engulfed by flames in his armchair.

Extrication challenge 

11 May 15

Hundreds of people headed for Walsall Community Fire Station on Saturday (9 May) for its ever-popular open day – and to watch firefighters compete in a skills challenge.

Oldbury Fire 

29 Apr 15

At 1.17pm today (Wed 29 April) we received a 999 call reporting a large fire at a plastics factory on Tat Bank Road in the Langley area of Oldbury.

Adrian’s award 

25 Mar 15

Watch Commander Adrian Hutt became Coventry’s latest Good Citizen when he was presented with an award by the city’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Noonan.