Your monthly newsletter from West Midlands Fire Service
We hope you’re keeping warm and safe this Winter!
As Christmas approaches, we’re really looking forward to our carol concert in Birmingham on Sunday 10 December.
The event is free to attend, so please join us at St Martin in the Bull Ring. Members of our very own band will provide the festive music, and there’ll be a lovely nativity performance by pupils of Education Impact Academy Trust.
We're thrilled to announce that we have achieved success at the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2023.
Our staff were honoured in several categories, including wins for Neurodiversity Champion of the Year and the Unsung Hero Award and nominations for 3 other awards. Each accolade reflects the hard work and exceptional contributions of our staff in making the West Midlands safer, stronger, and healthier.
We’re on a mission to stamp out a more dangerous version: electrical daisy chains. If you’re running short of plug sockets for your festive lights and decs, never plug one extension lead into another. It could easily start a fire.
Stick to one plug per socket.
Before you power up the Christmas lights, check them for wear and tear. Any frayed or loose wires? Scorch marks on the plugs? If in doubt, don’t use them.
Always switch off that don’t need power when you’re not using them – especially when you go out or go to sleep.
New Year, new gadgets?
If you’re lucky enough to get an electrical gift from Santa, it’s really important to register it. A perfect job for New Year!
Why register? So the manufacturer can contact you about any safety issues. You can also register second-hand items. And it’s free!