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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

March 2010

Champions of Equality
Burton firefighters have scooped a prestigious national accolade.
Farewell Hanley Station
The end of an era will be celebrated at Hanley Fire Station this Saturday as the station prepares to close, ready for the building of a brand new community fire station.
Fire Engines get State of the Art Technology
Fire engines in Staffordshire have been fitted with new state of the art equipment to assist them when they are en-route to emergency incidents.
Bungalow Fire Under Investigation
A fire at a disused Wombourne bungalow has rendered the property unsafe, meaning firefighters are still unable to enter the building. Crews have remained at Poolhouse Nurseries on Poolhouse Road since the blaze started at 12.41am today.
Charity Car Washes Raise Over £2500!
Staffordshire firefighters raised over £2500 at charity car wash events on Saturday.
Man Rescued After Kitchen Fire
Firefighters rescued a man from the first floor of his Great Wyrley home after a fire broke out in his kitchen.
Bosses Beware Bogus Business
Businesses are urged to be on their guard following bogus calls being made by people offering fire safety risk assessment checks on their premises. Last week a publican in Leek received a call from a man who tried to pressure him into booking a fire assessment - the caller got quite rude and aggressive when the publican got suspicious.
Fire Show is Hot Stuff
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Arson Task Force have teamed up with the Stopwatch Theatre Company in an attempt to educate children about the dangers of deliberate fire setting.
Campaigning Will Boost Community
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have launched a new course to reduce anti-social behaviour in Huntington, South Staffordshire. HEAT (Huntington Environment and Arson Team) is being supported by Youth Services and 'Safer Stronger Communities Funding' from South Staffordshire Council.
Deliberate Fire Puts Crews at Risk
Firefighters risked serious injury when they were called to tackle a deliberate fire at an empty house in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Woman Dies in House Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people about the dangers of standing too close to domestic fires, following a fatal house fire on Saturday in Weston under Lizard.
Local Partners Support Student Firefighters
Junior firefighters from Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit from some brand new kit and equipment thanks to support from local organisations. 
Grass Fires in the Moorlands
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to two separate grass fires on the Staffordshire Moorlands on Wednesday evening.
National Car Wash for The Fire Fighters Charity

Firefighters from around the County will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash event this Saturday.

Firefighters will be using their hoses to wash cars in a bid to raise as much money as they can for The Fire Fighters Charity! Drivers are asked to make a donation on exit.

No Fire Hazard for the Sheriff
The High Sheriff of Stafford, Richard Haszard, will fulfil a lifelong ambition today when he spends the day 'being a firefighter!'
Firefighters Release Trapped Casualties
Two car crashes yesterday required firefighters to release trapped casualties from their vehicles.
Consultation at Kinver Fire Station

Residents and the local business community are invited to shape the future of Kinver Fire Station.

New Fire Station in Your Hands
Residents and the local business community are invited to shape the future of Burton Fire Station.
Fire Evacuates Cheadle Pub
A Cheadle pub had to be evacuated after a tumble dryer caught fire on the first floor of the building.
Fire Guts House in Lichfield
Lichfield firefighters tackled an accidental fire which gutted a house in Chapel Lane.
Company Investigated Over Smoke Alarms
Trading Standards are investigating a Cannock company for selling smoke detectors which it wrongly claims can alert the nearest fire station when activated.
Positive Energy Scoops Award
South Staffordshire Council and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been celebrating after a joint project to keep local people warm and safe in winter scooped a top charity award.
People Project Provides Protection
One of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's most emotive campaigns will break new ground this week with the launch of SWAPP - the Staffordshire Wide Accident Prevention Partnership.
Man Flees Bungalow Blaze
An 80-year-old man has been temporarily re-housed after a fire at his Smallthorne bungalow left the property uninhabitable.
Protecting Business Premises
A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service innovation will safeguard the future of businesses across the county.
Fire Destroys Family of Seven's Bedroom
A family of seven have had to move into temporary accommodation following a fire at their Cauldon home - but Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service say it could have been much worse.
No Smoking Without Fire . . . ?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to do something for themselves and their loved ones on No Smoking Day - 'Put it Out, Put it Right out.'
Update on Fire at St Georges Hospital
Investigations into a fire at the disused St Georges Hospital in Stafford have confirmed that the fire was started deliberately.
Fire at the Former St Georges Hospital
Firefighters have tackled a large fire at the disused St Georges Hospital on Corporation Street in Stafford.
Family from Rugeley are saved by Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms fitted by Rugeley firefighters have potentially saved the lives of a family of four and their five Labradors at an incident last night in Western Springs, Rugeley. 
Road Traffic Collisions in County
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to two separate road traffic collisions in Lichfield and Burslem yesterday. At both incidents, attending crews released casualties from the vehicles involved.
Health and Fire Light Up Safety
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and NHS North Staffordshire have joined forces to protect families and their homes from smoke.
Incensed at Incense
Lichfield firefighters are urging people to beware of using incense sticks following a house fire which was triggered by one.
Canal Boat on Fire
A chimney fire has ravaged a narrowboat in Denford today.
Deliberate Fires in Newcastle
Firefighters were called to two deliberate fires in Newcastle last night.
Smoke Alarm Plea After Electrical Fire
Burton firefighters are championing the life-saving properties of smoke alarms following a house fire in the town.
A Load of Rubbish
Green-fingered Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is making a positive contribution to the environment.
Birthday Blues as Candles Smoke
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is once again advocating the importance of 'life-saving' smoke alarms after a family birthday party in Newcastle ended with eight people fleeing the property.