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West Midlands Fire Service

WMFS_logo_linelowresWest Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) is the statutory fire and rescue service responsible for fire protection, prevention, intervention and emergency rescue in the county of the West Midlands in England.

The West Midlands Fire Service functions under the control of the "West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority", which is a joint-authority, made up of councillors from the seven local authorities in the West Midlands.

The service was created in 1974 when the West Midlands county came into being. Prior to its creation, each of the county boroughs in the West Midlands area (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton) had their own fire brigade. The largest of these brigades was the City of Birmingham Fire Brigade. The WMFS was created by a merger of these, plus parts of Warwickshire Fire Brigade, and is now the second largest and one of the best-performing fire and rescue teams in the UK.

For more information visit the WMFS website here


Government Office West Midlands

GOWMGovernment Office For The West Midlands (GOWM) works to deliver, influence and develop government programmes and initiatives in the region on behalf of these departments, by working with relevant organisations to meet local needs. We also act as ears, eyes and a local voice for Whitehall in the West Midlands, reflecting back to central government the interests, concerns and successes of the region to inform policy development.

To find out more information visit the GOWM website.


Communities and Local Government

communities_local_govCommunities and Local Government (CLG)works hard to create thriving, sustainable, vibrant communities that improve everyone's quality of life.

They set policies on local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue. CLG have responsibility for all race equality and community cohesion related issues in England and for building regulations, fire safety and some housing issues in England and Wales.

Visit their wesbite to find out more.


Birmingham Community Foundation

bham_comm_foundatiuonBirmingham Community Foundation are a registered charity dedicated to helping local people find local solutions to local community needs from the grassroots up across Birmingham and the Black Country.

For more information click here



Community Development Foundation

Comm_dev_foundationCommunity Development Foundation CDF is the leading source of community development expertise and delivery. They are a public body and a charity that aim to bridge government, communities and the voluntary sector

For more information visit the CDF website.


Birmingham Mail

bham_mailFor more information on Birmingham Mail visit their wesbite here.