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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

February 2010

Incident at Brinsford Prison
Firefighters have this afternoon rescued a man who had fallen from the roof space in a boiler room within a residential block at Brinsford Prison in Featherstone.
Hanley Fire Station Farewell Day

Firefighters will be waving farewell to Hanley Fire Station at an event being held to celebrate the end of an era. Hanley Fire Station Farewell Day is being held on Saturday 27th March from 12 noon - 4pm.

Action to Prevent Road Deaths
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging drivers to be careful at the wheel following the death of a motorist in Uttoxeter - the county's third car fatality in a week.
Collisions Steer Safety Message
Motorists are being urged to be careful at the wheel following two road traffic collisions in the space of three hours.
New Look For Life Saving Project
A life-saving Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service initiative has been revitalised to boost the county's elderly and vulnerable.
Nursery Damaged in Deliberate Fire
Fire crews from East Staffordshire attended two deliberately started fires in Stapenhill, early on Saturday morning. The first incident, at the former Short Street Community Infants School, was reported at 5.42am.
Lichfield Road Deaths Reduced
Firefighters have been serving up road safety messages at supermarkets in Lichfield.
Man Dies After Car Smash
A young man has died following a three-car smash near Cannock.
Couple Rescued From Pub Blaze
Firefighters rescued the tenants of a Brewood pub after a blaze trapped them on the first floor of the building.
Three Fires -Three Dead Pets
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging pet owners not to take unnecessary risks in trying to keep animals warm during the cold snap.
A New Fire Station For Stone?
Residents and the local business community are invited to shape the future of Stone Fire Station.
New Era For Uttoxeter
This week signifies the end of an era as demolition work started on Uttoxeter Fire Station!
Chinese New Year Event
Hanley firefighters will this Saturday be taking part in the Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in the City Centre.  
Public Urged Not To Let Fire Kill
Firefighters have expressed their disappointment at what they describe as a poor poor public response to safety campaigning launched in the wake of a fatal house fire in Newcastle.
Women's Health in Focus
A healthy workforce is a productive workforce - that was the key message of a Women's Health Day seminar held at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service headquarters.
Road Traffic Collisions

Fire and rescue crews have attended a number of road traffic collisions overnight and this morning.
Youth Roadshow Raises Opportunity
Newcastle firefighters are supporting a drive to boost the aspirations of young parents and teenagers.
Fatal Fire in Sheen
Staffordshire's Chief Fire Officer has stated that a fatal fire in the Staffordshire Moorlands last week could have and should have been prevented.
Service Supports Extra Help for Elderly
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting a partnership initiative to boost support for Lichfield's elderly residents.
Fire Safety Warning Follows Dwelling Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to heed its safety warnings following another four accidental dwelling fires over the weekend.
Demolition of Uttoxeter Fire Station
Next week will signify the end of an era as demolition work starts on Uttoxeter Fire Station! The 50 year old station is being knocked down to allow a brand new community fire station to be built on the site.
Your Fire Service Hero is ...?
There is just one week left for members of the public to nominate their Fire and Rescue Professional of the Year!
Fire at Chinese Restaurant
A small fire broke out in a Chinese restaurant in Featherstone.
Ban The Pan for Chip Safety
A series of graphic public displays by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will highlight the potential for tragedy of chip pan fires.
Cottage Fire Investigation
Fire investigators are today investigating the cause of a fire at a cottage in Sheen in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Ice Team in Pole Position
Corporate sponsors are being sought to help three intrepid firefighters in their bid to tackle the world's most extreme endurance race.
Fire at Factory Being Demolished
Work to ready the Twyfords factory in Etruria for demolition was interrupted when a fire broke out on the first floor there.
Helping Vulnerable People
A drive to carry out fire assessments at the homes of vulnerable people has led to the completion of nearly 400 visits across the county.
Cottage Fire in Sheen
Firefighters have attended a fire at a cottage in Sheen, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, near Longnor.
Fire Service is Solar Powered
A £300,000 project will further enhance Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's commitment to sustainability.
Cooking Warning after Kitchen Fires

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging members of the public to be more vigilant at the cooker after attending kitchen fires in Newcastle and Burton this weekend.

Burton Firefighters Tackle Mobile Phone Abusers
Burton firefighters are urging people to NEVER use their mobile phones when they are behind the wheel.
Be Fire Safe With Food
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging care in the kitchen with several cooking related 'celebrations' taking place in February.
Chip Pan Fire in Burton
A woman escaped unhurt after a chip pan fire in her Burton home.
Burton Firefighters Raise Money for Haiti Appeal

Burton firefighters have raised £481.98 for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal thanks to a fundraising event in Burton Town Centre last Saturday.

All of the money, raised by Burton White Watch and other Burton fire station personnel, has now been donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and will go towards helping the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

'Dramatic' Chimney Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to be careful burning their rubbish following a 'dramatic' chimney fire in Meir.
Outbuilding Fire in Weston upon Trent
Firefighters have this morning been tackling a fire in an outbuilding in Weston upon Trent. They were called to the incident at 6.20am.
Service Supports Lifestyle Project
Newcastle firefighters are supporting a drive by health chiefs to encourage residents to improve their lifestyles.
Car Crash in the Staffordshire Moorlands
A man has been cut free from his vehicle following a car crash outside the Greenman Inn, Bottomhouse, in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Driving Down Disorder
A new wave of pro-active campaigning by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will see firefighters get on their bikes to drive down incidents of anti-social behaviour in the Chase Terrace area.
Firefighters Get Tough for Challenge
Stoke on Trent's, Assistant Area Commander Glynn Luznyj and Hanley Firefighter Dave Bennion have competed in one of the toughest endurance courses in the world to raise money for good causes.
Elderly Woman Dies After House Fire
An elderly lady has died following a fire at her home on New Years Day. The lady is the third elderly person to die in less than a month, in the county, as a result of a house fire.
Firefighting Relief Charity Turns 15
An international relief charity set up by a former Staffordshire firefighter will celebrate its 15th anniversary by training police, fire and paramedic staff in Macedonia.
Tyres and Cars on Fire in Breakers Yard
Firefighters used thousands of litres of water and 400 litres of synthetic foam to tackle a blaze at a breakers yard in Fenton today.
Pet Ignites House Fire
A house fire in Newcastle is believed to have started when a pet rabbit accidentally knocked over a halogen heater.
Woman Hurt in Crash
A woman was cut free from a car by firefighters following a road traffic collision.