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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

May 2010

Burslem Recruitment Event
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit retained firefighters for its fire station in Burslem.
Service Sees Hike in Grass Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to take care in the countryside after it saw a massive 46% increase in grass fire last month.
Sizzling Summer Safety Campaign at Staffordshire Show!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be launching their summer safety campaign at Staffordshire's County Show next week.
Boat Safety Week
Firefighters will be raising awareness of fire safety afloat as part of National Boat Fire Safety Week which runs from 31st May - 5th June.
Fire at Hednesford Hills
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning people about the dangers of setting deliberate grass fires after an incident last night in Hednesford. The incident involved three separate seats of fire, covering an area approximately 100 metres squared near the Hednesford Hills raceway in Hednesford.
Overnight Incidents in Cannock
Crews from Cannock and Penkridge attended two separate fires last night in Cannock. The first call came in at 9.30pm from Poplars Landfill Site, Lichfield Road in Cannock where methane tubing has accidentally ignited.
Ashley Fire Station Set to be Rebuilt

Residents and the local business community are being invited to shape the future of Ashley Fire Station.
Time Capsule Burial at Uttoxeter Fire Station
The end of an era at Uttoxeter Fire Station will be commemorated on 2nd June when a time capsule is buried in the grounds of the new station.
Chip Pan Fire in Tamworth
Firefighters are urging people in Tamworth who have not already done so to book their free Home Fire Risk Check now, following another chip pan fire in Tamworth.
Chemical Incident at School
Firefighters are currently dealing with a chemical incident at a school in East Staffordshire.
Moorlands Fire in Ramshaw
38 firefighters are currently tackling a heathland fire on land off the A53 in Ramshaw, in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Update on Moorland Fire in Ramshaw
Firefighters have tackled a heathland fire on land off the A53 in Ramshaw, in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The call for the incident was received at 9.35am this morning.
Tamworth Time Capsule Burial
Tamworth Fire Station will be making history on 27th May when a time capsule is buried in the grounds of the new station.
Elderly People Gain Unique Fire Service Insight
A group of over 65s gained a unique insight into Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service when they were given a VIP tour of the Service's Headquarters.
Summer Barbecue Safety
With temperatures set to peak this weekend, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to take care when using their barbecues.
Road Safety Event at Burton
Burton Firefighters will be highlighting to students the dangers of careless driving at an event next Friday.
Building Blocks of the Future
The first blocks of the new community fire station at Cannock will be laid next week, signifying a step forward in the construction of the state of the art building.
Incident on Market Street, Hednesford
Firefighters have tackled a fire at a hairdressing salon on Market Street in Hednesford. They were called to the incident just after 1 am this morning.
Service Pays Tribute to Former Firefighter
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's oldest former firefighter, Bob Whitby has passed away at the age of 103.
House Fire in Madeley Heath
Firefighters have rescued two people and a dog from a house fire in Madeley Heath last night. Five crews from Newcastle, Ashley, Hanley and Stone attended the fire at the detached property on Wharf Terrace at 11.20pm last night.
Firefighters Join Tot Time!
The risk reduction team at Lichfield Fire Station have been giving talks to parents at Baby, Bounce and Rhyme groups about fire safety.
House Fire in Stafford
Two crews from Stafford and one crew from Eccleshall were called to a house fire in the early hours of yesterday morning on Wayfield Drive, Parkside in Stafford.
Community Fire Station Project Gets Go Ahead

The rebuild of a further ten fire stations in Staffordshire has been given the green light.
Triathlon Win
Newcastle Firefighter Jacqui Slack has triumphed as the winning female for a second year running in the National Emergency Services Triathlon Championships.
Volunteers Needed for Fire Service
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting 10 volunteers to help support the delivery of community fire safety in the Newcastle area. 
Firefighter to walk 92 miles for Charity
Stafford Firefighter Neal Evans will begin a 92 mile challenge next month, where he will be walking the span of the County in three days!
Rugeley Firefighter Completes London Marathon
Rugeley Firefighter Matt Greensill is thanking members of the public who sponsored him for completing the London Marathon last month.
Longton Fire Station Lead Theft
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are appealing for information following the theft of £3,000 worth of roof tiles from Longton Fire Station.
Weekend Kitchen Fires
Firefighters are warning people against leaving food unattended in the kitchen for a second weekend running following several kitchen fires in North Staffordshire.
House Fire in Bignall End
Crews from Newcastle, Kidsgrove and Longton tackled a fire at a detached property on Wynbank Close, Bignall End on Saturday night.
House Fire in Stapenhill
Firefighters from East Staffordshire are urging people to get their gas appliances checked following a house fire yesterday on Short Street in Stapenhill.
Fire Service Trains Police
Over 100 Sergeants and Police Community Support Officers from the Trent Division area are to receive specialist training from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to help identify and support vulnerable people.
New Engineering Base for County's Fire Engines
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services is set to officially open a brand new state of the art Maintenance Facility that will house its Transport and Engineering department.
Over 65s Get VIP Fire Service Tour
12 over 65s will gain a unique insight into Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service when they are given a VIP tour of the Service's Headquarters on 18th May.
South Staffordshire Kitchen Fires
Crews from Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth, Stafford and Penkridge attended three separate kitchen fires yesterday.
Fire in Cannock Office Block
Crews from Cannock, Stafford and Penkridge were called to a fire in an office block in Bridgetown yesterday.
Two Kitchen Fires in North Staffordshire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care in the kitchen following two kitchen fires within a day of each other.
Fire Service Volunteers Needed
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting 10 volunteers to help support the delivery of community fire safety in the Newcastle area.  
Kitchen Fire in Stafford
Firefighters in Stafford are warning people about the dangers of leaving kitchen appliances turned on and unattended following a kitchen fire on Averill Road, Highfields in Stafford.
Kitchen Fire in Fenton
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people who haven't had their free Home Fire Risk Check yet to arrange one now following a kitchen fire in a flat on City Road in Fenton.
Kitchen Fire in May Bank
Firefighters are warning of the dangers of not testing smoke alarms following a dishwasher fire in North Staffordshire.
Bogus Caller
Businesses in the Moorlands are urged to be on their guard following bogus phone calls being made by people selling advertising for a fictional Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services safety magazine.