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News Archive

December 2009

Don't Cook Up Christmas Heartache
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is keen for people to avoid certain traditions this Festive season.
Firefighters Boost Community Relations
An event tailored to educate Burton's Sikh community to potential fire risks in the home has been hailed a resounding success.
College Damaged in Fire
Classrooms at Stoke-on-Trent College have been ventilated after a fire broke out in the main reception block.
Fundraising Firefighters
A charity collection held in Cannock town centre will provide seasonal cheer for ill and injured firefighters and their families.
Ice Warning as Temperatures Drop
As temperatures continue to dip, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning people of the dangers of playing on frozen lakes and ponds. The call comes as the children begin their Christmas break.
Trapped Man Freed From Car
Firefighters have freed a man trapped in his car, which had left the M6 Toll Road.
Horse Falls Through Ice
Firefighters have this morning rescued a horse, Velvet, that had fallen through an iced over pond.
Three Men Cheat Death
Three Lichfield men cheated death after two separate fires in the space of 24 hours threatened a tragic start to Christmas week.
Car Crash near Milford
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to an incident on the Lichfield Road near to the Shugborough estate in Milford earlier this morning.
Cadets Get £1,800 Boost
Community spirited parish councillor Margaret Rogers is the toast of Kinver Fire Station after she secured £1,800 worth of funding for its new cadets.
Brewood Chimney Goes Up In Smoke
Firefighters responding to a suspected house blaze in Brewood arrived at the scene to discover the property's chimney on fire.
Firefighting in The Family
A mother and son from Leek have been firefighter training - together!
Crash Course leads to a fall in offending
A hard-hitting presentation which drives home the devastation caused by road traffic collisions is leading to a fall in crime in Staffordshire.
Vulnerable Adults Become Fire Stars
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched an interactive fire safety training package designed to support and protect people with learning difficulties.
Festive Fire Cruise Around Hanley
Firefighters in Stoke are busy spreading their own Christmas message this week.
MORE Awards Reward Heroes
The Staffordshire public are being asked to vote for their Fire Service champion of 2009.
Burton Student Firefighters Pass Out
Teenagers from high schools around East Staffordshire were yesterday awarded at a passing out parade at Burton Fire Station.
Student Firefighters Create History
Nine young firefighters will be achieving an historic first next week when they are honoured at a Celebration of Success at Stafford Fire Station on Tuesday, December 15.
Accidental Fires a Festive Risk
Moorlands firefighters are urging the public to be safe and secure this Christmas in the wake of shock figures which reveal 3,300 people lost their lives in accidental house fires during the festive season in 2008.
Safety Campaign Won't Slip Up!
Firefighters will help to keep Lichfield's elderly residents one step ahead of danger this festive season.
Driving Home Road Safety
Firefighters will use a high-impact presentation to raise awareness of road safety as part of the annual Operation Safer Streets campaign.
Electrical Fire Serves as Festive Warning
Biddulph residents are being urged to check their electrics are working correctly in the wake of a fire which broke out in the loft of a property in Castle View.
Incident on Waterloo Street
An emergency call was received at 4am this morning, made by a member of the public who had spotted smoke issuing from a property on Waterloo Street in Burton.
Parent Returns to Smoke Logged House
A woman who returned home to find her property smoke logged required oxygen therapy after she decided to enter the building before firefighters arrived.
Student Firefighters Pass Out at Lichfield
Teenagers from high schools around Tamworth (see notes to editors) are to be awarded next week after successfully completing a 12 week Student Firefighter course.
Firefighter's Son Honoured
The new community room at Cheadle Fire Station will honour the memory of local man Robert Kell who died tragically in 2007.
Work Starts at Uttoxeter Community Fire Station
The rebuild of Uttoxeter Fire Station is this week another step closer as construction work starts. The state of the art community facility, to be located on the existing station site, will open in February 2011.
Elderly Woman Rescued
A 94-year-old woman was rescued by firefighters after a microwave oven overheated in her Cannock flat.
Fire In Tittensor
Firefighters from Stone were called to a fire at a property in Beech Lane in Tittensor yesterday evening.
Newcastle Residents Urged To Be Safe
Newcastle residents are being urged not to let Christmas cheer become Festive fear following a series of house fires in the town.
Campaign Event Fires Student Safety
Stafford firefighters will be giving out vital fire safety advice to students at an all day event that is to be held this Friday in support of the Student Brand Ambassadors campaign.
Recruitment Drive at Brewood
A recruitment day at Brewood station will give people the chance to explore career opportunities within the fire service.
Blaze at University
Firefighters tackled an accidental fire which broke out at Keele University in the early hours.
Time Capsule Buries History
More than a dozen children have invested their hopes for the future in the new community fire station at Rising Brook - literally!