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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

October 2009

Project is a Real Success Story
A pilot scheme launched to bring hope to vulnerable Lichfield families has enjoyed instant success after it helped one resident secure vital Social Care and Health support and 14 others with urgently needed fire safety checks.
Flat Fire in Meir
Firefighters have rescued one male occupant from his flat on Pinewood Crescent in Meir on Thursday morning.
Fire in Pendeford
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a fire at a building on Pendeford Hall Lane in Pendeford, near Coven.
Farm Fire in Gnosall
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue have been in attendance overnight at an incident on Audmore Loop in Gnosall.
Lantern Parade in Lichfield
Firefighters from Lichfield will be taking part in a Lantern Parade around North Lichfield on 30th October.
House Fire in Porthill
A call was received this morning at 3.37am reporting a fire at a property on Watlands view in Porthill.
Firefighters Support Breast Cancer Awareness
Lichfield Firefighters are supporting national breast cancer awareness month at an event this Friday.
Be Firework Safe
As bonfire night approaches Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people not to let fireworks destroy their fun.
Firefighters Wear it Pink
Burton Firefighters are supporting the national breast cancer awareness campaign 'Wear it Pink' this week by wearing pink t-shirts to work on Friday.
Pupils Fired Up for Road Safety
Firefighters are returning to the classroom to educate children to the importance of road safety.
Lady Rescued From Flat Fire in Cheadle
An elderly lady has been rescued from a fire in her ground floor flat by two members of the public.
Young Firefighters Step Out for Charity
Student firefighters will be stepping out for charity this Halloween.
Fire Service Set To Make College History
History will be made this week when elected members of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority visit the Fire Service College to watch colleagues tackle a pioneering training course.
Car Crash on M6 Northbound
Firefighters attended a road traffic collision on the M6 northbound between junctions 15 and 16 yesterday evening.
Safety Messages at School Gates
Burton firefighters are urging parents to speak to their children about the importance of wearing their seatbelts when travelling in cars. 
Fire Service Teams Up With County Mobile Library
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is assisting a pilot scheme to provide Lichfield district residents with crucial fire safety advice.
Service Scoops £50 million for Community Stations!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been allocated a massive £50 million to rebuild a further eight fire stations in the county.
Contract for Community Fire Stations Signed!
The contract to build ten new community fire stations in Staffordshire was officially signed today.
Unique Show Sparx Fire Safety
An innovative theatrical performance has been bringing the importance of fire safety to life for hundreds of school children across the county.
Student Safety a Real Education
Hundreds of Staffordshire University students are receiving a different kind of education from firefighters keen for them to learn in a safe and secure environment.
Training Will Help to Save Lives
Specialist training supplied by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is helping one of the region's biggest care providers keep elderly and vulnerable people safe from harm.
Illegal Bonfires Putting Public at Risk
Firefighters are teaming up with borough councillors to advise Newcastle residents to steer clear of illegal and unauthorised bonfires this year.
Good Guy Puts Firework Safety First
Staffordshire firefighters will urge thousands of school children to 'remember remember the 5th of November' as part of Operation Good Guy.
Smoke Alarm Saves Woman's Life
A woman was saved by her smoke alarm after a blaze broke broke out in her Moorlands bungalow as she lay in bed.
House Fire in Kidsgrove
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging members of the public to ensure they have operating smoke alarms inside of their homes following a house fire in Kidsgrove yesterday evening.
Fire at Disused Building in Rugeley
A call was received at 8.05am this morning reporting a fire at a disused building in Market Street in Rugeley.  The building was formally occupied by Kwik Fit.
Shared Learning a Boost For Service
The Comprehensive Area Assessment Conference - Shared Learning and Experience - was held at Fire Service Headquarters in Pirehill, near Stone.
Blanket Test is Cold Comfort
As winter draws close Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is offering Audley residents the chance to keep themselves safe and warm during an annual Autumn Safety Day.
Young at Heart, Safe at Home
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its latest campaign, Young at Heart, Safe at Home.
Charity Cycle Success!
A team of firefighters who took part in a charity cycle from London to Paris have raised over £6,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Cooking Fires over the Weekend
Burton Firefighters have attended two incidents at the weekend that involved cooking food left unattended.
Coast to Coast Success!
A team of 12 Burton firefighters raised more than £3,000 after saddling up for the Coast to Coast bike ride challenge.
Bedroom Fire in Norton
A call was received this morning at 6.46am reporting a fire at a property in St Nicholas Avenue in Norton.