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News Archive

January 2010

Five Star Success For Catering Team
Catering staff at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been recognised for their excellent standards of service.
Family of Eight Escape House Fire
Fire swept through the bedroom of a Tamworth house occupied by a family of eight children.
Rugeley Firefighter Tackles London Marathon!
Rugeley firefighter Matt Greensill has donned his running shoes and is in tough training for the London Marathon 2010!
Burton Firefighters Raise Money for Haiti Survivors
Burton firefighters will be in Burton town centre this Saturday to raise money for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.
Fire Safety Talks After Fatal House Fire
Four days after a 79-year-old woman died in a house fire in Wolstanton, Newcastle firefighters will present a talk on home fire safety at the annual general meeting of the town's 50 Plus Forum.
Alan Waves Farewell to Fire Service
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's longest service member of staff retires this week after 45 years service.
84-Year-Old Woman Rescued From Fire
Firefighters have this morning rescued an 84-year-old woman from a fire in her Wombourne home.
Elderly Woman Dies in House Fire
Staffordshire's Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has reported his shock at the fact no working smoke alarms were fitted at a property where an elderly lady died in a house fire yesterday.
House Fire in Newcastle
Firefighters are currently tackling a house fire in Newcastle.
Fire Service Trains Police
All of Hanley's 60 Police Community Support Officers are to receive specialist training from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to help identify and support vulnerable people.
Kitchen Fires a Weekend Worry
Firefighters are growing increasingly concerned over the growing number of kitchen fires happening at weekends.
Chip Pans on Fire in Lichfield!
Lichfield Firefighters will be revealing how NOT to prepare food in the kitchen during a series of public demonstrations to mark National Chip Week.
Young Wardens Learn about Fire
Firefighters will be sharing their professional experiences with members of a Junior Wardens scheme in South Staffordshire.
Flat Fire in Lichfield
Firefighters from Lichfield were called to a fire on Maxwell Close in Lichfield at 7.20pm last night. One crew attended the incident which involved cooking materials that had been left unattended.
Service Succeeding in Fighting Fire
Deliberate fires in Staffordshire have fallen by 25 per cent with a further 12 per cent reduction in property fires.
Man Tackles Own Chip Pan Fire
A 60-year-old man attended hospital following a chip pan fire at his Uttoxeter home.
Cannock's New Fire Station
The building of the brand new community fire station in Cannock is this week another step closer as initial construction work starts.
Fire Destroys Garage
Fire swept through a garage stacked with household items near a Stafford housing estate.
Mother and Baby Rescued From Fire
A quick thinking farmer rescued an 18-year-old woman and her 14-month old son from a fire which destroyed their Staffordshire home.
Man Suffers Burns after Running Into House Fire
A man suffered minor burns to his head when he ran into his blazing home to rescue camera equipment.
Three Fires - One Stark Warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to be extra vigilant after three accidental fires swept through three homes in Staffordshire - destroying two - in the space of 24 hours.
Helping Adam's Dreams Come True
Adam Knight has moved a giant step closer to fulfilling his career aspirations thanks to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Bogus Callers Warning
Staffordshire businesses are being warned about bogus callers trying to sell advertising on behalf of their local fire service.
Man rescued from canal
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to an incident on Peelers Way in Kettlebrook, Tamworth at 11.40pm last night.
Firefighters Rescue Dog from Lake
Firefighters were called to an incident on Westport Lake on Davenport Street in Longport, Burslem at 12pm this afternoon.
Christmas Tree Catches Fire
A 38-year-old man suffered burns to his hand after throwing his Christmas tree on an open fire.
Kitchen Fire in Yoxall
Firefighters from Abbots Bromley and Barton under Needwood were called to a house fire on Raven Road in Yoxall just before 2am this morning,
A Fire Safety Landmark
Stone couple Joyce and Edward Goodwin have created a little slice of history.
Three Blazes Fire a Warning
A fire started by a cigarette lighter destroyed the rear bedroom of a Trent Vale property which is home to seven children.
Awards Will Honour Heroes
Residents across Staffordshire are being asked to cast their vote in the hunt for the Fire Service champion of 2010.
Fire Risk - Check Your Home
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging all elderly and vulnerable people throughout East Staffordshire to book a free home fire risk check, if they have not already received one.
Spreading a Safety Message
Firefighters will be spreading their own New Year message across Cannock this month at a series of events held to raise awareness of fire safety.
Road Closed After Car Smash
Firefighters have released a man trapped in his car in the early hours of this morning.
Action to Combat False Alarms
Pro-active campaigning by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service bids to reduce a growing number of false alarms being triggered at sheltered housing sites in the south of the county.
Horse Rescue In Blythe Bridge
Firefighters have attended a second horse rescue on Stallington Road in Blythe Bridge today.
Where's Welephant Winners!
Three members of the public have won a VIP trip to a fire station of their choice within Staffordshire.
Horses Rescued From Ice
Firefighters have today rescued horses Sam and Moose after they became trapped in a frozen lake.
Former Fire Chairman Receives OBE
Former Chairman of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Derek Davis has been included in the New Year's Honours Lists for 2010.
Ice Warning as Temperatures Drop
As the extreme cold weather continues Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of the icy conditions.
Winter Warming Warning
As the cold spell continues Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to consider fire safety when trying to keep warm.
Ice Related Incidents
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has attended a number of incidents today involving frozen lakes.
Campaigns Target Lichfield's Vulnerable
A series of community events to support vulnerable Lichfield residents will carry Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's safety messages into the new decade.
Tragic Start to New Year
Staffordshire's Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford has expressed his shock and dismay at the tragic start to the New Year experienced in Staffordshire.
Firefighters Face South Pole
Three Staffordshire firefighters are set to compete in the most extreme endurance race in the world, the 100th Anniversary Race to the South Pole.