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News Archive

November 2009

Sheriff's Historic Station Visit
The High Sheriff of Staffordshire had to cut his wife free from the wreckage of a smashed carĀ - at the request of Stafford firefighters!
Students In Fire Drama
Firefighters were called to deal with a blaze at Stafford University Halls of Residence less than a week before an event which will see them speaking to students about fire safety.
Road Smash Traps Woman
Firefighters cut a female motorist free from her car following a road traffic collision at a notorious Lichfield junction.
Avoid Tragedy This Christmas
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people not to let their Christmas go up in smoke with statistics revealing most accidental house fires happen during the Festive season.
Shoe box appeal is huge success
Newcastle firefighters, who have organised a recent shoe box appeal to boost British Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan this Christmas, would like to thank members of the public for their generosity over recent weeks.
Safety Messages after Kitchen Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind people about the importance of having operating smoke alarms inside of their homes following a kitchen fire in Birches Head last night.
Long Service Award Ceremony
Fire and Rescue Service personnel from across the County have been awarded for their long service and good conduct at a presentation ceremony on Monday evening.
Celebrate Eid Safely
As the Muslim community are preparing for their 2009 Eid celebrations over the next few days, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging them to celebrate with caution.
Poster Competition Winner Announced!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with local partners last month to ask 13 local children in the Giggety area to design a poster to promote fire safety in the home.
Boats on Fire at Marina
A fire which broke out at the Canal Cruising Yard in Stone was due to an electrical fault.
Service Welcomes Caribbean Officers
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has played host to two Caribbean Fire Officers who have spent a week with the Service.
Electric Blankets Tested
A joint effort to help the county's residents stay safe this winter has proved to be a great success.
Young Boy Escapes Fire
A young child and family escaped unharmed from a blaze at a Burton home after a cooker fire triggered the property's smoke alarm.
Sensory Training to Support the Blind
Specialist sensory training will allow firefighters to recognise the fire risks faced by blind people.
Charity Ball Raises £5,000
A charity ball held in September, attended by over 300 people, has raised more thanĀ £5,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Factory Blaze on Newstead Industrial Estate
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a fire at a disused factory on Kings Court, Newstead Industrial Estate, Newstead, Blurton in Stoke-on-Trent.
Our Debbie Scoops Top Award
Rugeley's Debbie Hackett has received a prestigious award for her work alongside Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
VIPs Dig in at Sandyford
A sod-cutting ceremony to mark the construction of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's new community fire station at Sandyford was held today.
Faulty Shower Starts Loft Blaze
An electrical fault in a shower unit started a fire in the loft of a Tamworth house yesterday.
Time Capsule Buried in the Foundations of New Station
A time capsule buried in the foundations of a new station will help Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service cement a place in the lives of Stafford residents for generations to come.
Fire Destroys House Without an Alarm
A fire ripped through a house with no smoke alarm in Burslem leaving the property uninhabitable.
Fire at Disused Pub In Longton
Firefighters attended a fire at a disused pub on Lightwood Road in Longton yesterday evening. The emergency call was received at 6.30pm.
Driver's Death Inspires Safety Campaign
The tragic death of a young motorist will drive home a Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service campaign event on road safety.
Fire Service Reducing Crime
Campaigning by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has achieved a dramatic reduction in anti-social behaviour in a Stoke community plagued by teen crime.
Cigarette Starts Flats Panic
Two people were taken to hospital suffering the effects of smoke inhalation after an incident involving a discarded cigarette in a Leek tower block.
Man Dies After Car Hits Tree
A 19-year-old man has died after the car he was in collided with a tree on the Southbound carriageway of the A500 in Stoke.
Progress Made at New Fire Station
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford, will be accompanied on a fact finding mission at the new Fire Station site at Rising Brook by the Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes, Karen Armitage.
Kitchen Fire in Hixon
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to an incident on Ivy Court in Hixon last night.
Historic Event Launches £4.5 million Station
The brand new community fire station at Sandyford is this week another step closer as construction work starts.
New Recruits for Staffordshire!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue have welcomed 14 new firefighters to the Service.
Children in Poster Competition!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up with local partners in South Staffordshire in an attempt to educate children in the Wombourne Community about fire safety in the home.
Disabled Woman Re-housed After Fire
A disabled woman is now living with relatives after a fire at her Burslem home left the property uninhabitable.
Alarm Saves Arson Attack Family
A smoke alarm saved the lives of four members of one Lichfield family during an arson attack on their home.
Firefighters Take a Walk
Student firefighters took giant steps to boost the profile of their club with a charity walk which has raised more than £1,000.
Keep Safe From Harm This Winter
As temperatures drop and the dark nights close in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to keep safe from harm in their homes.
A Sprinkle of Innovation
In support of a new Private Members Bill being progressed through Parliament, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is staging an event to champion the use of sprinklers in homes.
Elderly Man Rescued in Flat Blaze Drama
Firefighters forced their way into a Stafford flat to rescue an elderly man after fire broke out in his kitchen. Two crews from Stafford were called to the property in New Street, Foregate, at 4.08pm on Wednesday, November 4th.
Factory Fire in Cannock
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a fire at RA Wood Adhesives, Wolverhampton Road, Longford, Cannock.
Hoax Caller Jailed
Hoax callers are being sent a strong warning following the jailing of a Staffordshire man.
Building Fire In Burslem
A call was received at 12.10am this morning reporting a fire at a building on Newcastle Street in Burslem.
Midsummer Mayhem Donation
For the second year running Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, along with local partners, have raised a significant amount of money for Merryfields Special School in Newcastle.
Fire Training at 'Fantastic' Facility
Members of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority have enjoyed an 'out of this world' experience.
Play Safe and Keep Fireworks Fun
As bonfire night approaches Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people not to let fireworks destroy their fun. Statistics reveal firework-related injuries are more likely to happen at private family parties - with the under 17s most at risk.
Kitchen Fires Serve a Warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued an urgent safety warning following six kitchen fires in North Staffordshire in the space of just 48 hours.