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News Archive

June 2010

Kitchen Fire in Talke Pits
Smoke alarms have potentially saved the life of a woman after a fire broke out in her kitchen as she slept.
Deaf Awareness Week
Stafford firefighters are supporting National Deaf Awareness Week which runs from 28th June and 4th July.
Kitchen Fire in Maybank
Firefighters have praised a family for their quick-thinking and actions a kitchen fire at their property on Pitfield Avenue, Maybank at 8.40pm last night.
House Fire in Burton
Crews from Burton and Tutbury were called to house fire on Wellington Street in Burton at 1.43am on Sunday morning.
Water Warning in Tamworth
Firefighters from Tamworth are warning local people to be extra vigilant in and around the Tamworth waterways this summer.
Chemical Spill in Little Aston Car Park
Five crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a chemical spill at a car park on Burnett Road in Little Aston at the weekend.
Fire at School in Kinver
Crews from Kinver, Wombourne, Stone and three from over the border were called a fire at a school in Kinver this morning.
Ongoing Incident in Tamworth
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to an incident at Brakes Chilled Food Distribution, Bonehill Road in Tamworth at 11.50am today.
Fire Service Community Safety Event in Tunstall
Stoke-on-Trent Risk Reduction will be in the Pinnox Street area of Tunstall on Tuesday 29th of June to discuss any concerns regarding fire with the local community, offer advice and carry out free Home Fire Risk Checks.
Fire Service Team Wins Language Challenge
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Stoke Risk Reduction team took part in a language challenge with year nine pupils at St Peters High School in Stoke-on-Trent on June 17th.
Fire Officer Chairs Olympics 2012 Safety Group
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Risk Reduction Manager, Alan McEntire, has been selected to chair the re-write of the Fire Safety chapter of the Health and Safety Executive’s Guidance Document on Event Safety in time for the 2012 London Olympics.
Grass Fire in Cheadle
Crews from Cheadle, Longton, Hanley, Ipstones and Uttoxeter were called to Cheadle Park in Cheadle at 17.15pm yesterday, where 5,000 sq ft of grass and woodland was well alight.
House Fire in Winshill
Firefighters from Burton were called to a house fire at Edmunton Place, Winshill at 8.40 am this morning.
Chemical Spill in Burton
Seven crews were called to Central Laundry on Nicholson Way, Shobnall in Burton-on-Trent just before 6.30pm last night following a large chemical spillage.
Building Fires over the Weekend
Crews from Burslem, Kidsgrove and Newcastle attended two separate incidents yesterday where buildings were alight.
Summer Safety with Sainsbury’s
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up Sainsbury’s to launch their Summer Safety campaign!
Firefighters Join in Festival Fun!
Barton-under-Needwood Fire Station will be throwing open its door to members of the public this weekend as part of the annual Scarecrow Festival.
Hanley Fire Station Comes Down!
Hanley Fire Station is set to come down as demolition starts to make way for the brand new community fire station.
Kitchen Fire in Cannock
Crews from Cannock and Penkridge were called to a kitchen fire on Huntington Terrace Road, Chadsmoor in Cannock just after 7.30am this morning.
Longton Firefighters Charity Cycle
A group of five firefighters from Longton Fire Station are in training for a 500 mile bike ride from Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower, Paris!
Think Fire Safety During Child Safety Week!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging parents and guardians to talk to their children about fire safety this Child Safety Week, 21st – 27th June.
Tamworth Fire Station to be Renamed!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have announced that the new name for Tamworth Fire Station on its current Lichfield Street site will be ‘Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station,’ once it has been demolished and rebuilt during 2011.
Fire Safety at Film Event
Fire safety will be on the bill at a film event in Lichfield this week.  The ‘Unforgettable Film’ event will take place at The Lichfield Garrick Studio and has been organised by a Lichfield firefighter.
Newcastle firefighters kick off World Cup safety campaign
Firefighters in Newcastle are kicking off their 'World Cup 2010’ safety campaign this weekend by urging the local community to take care when under the influence of alcohol.
Fire in Horninglow
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended an incident on Stafford Street in Horninglow, Burton this afternoon. Two crews from Burton were called to the incident at around 2.40pm.
Bin Fires in Bentilee
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning people in Stoke on Trent to keep their wheelie bins and refuse containers out of sight, following two incidents in the Bentilee area last night.
Stay Safe for the World Cup
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to be extra vigilant in the kitchen this weekend as the world cup kicks off.
Kitchen Fire in Tamworth
Tamworth firefighters are urging people in the local community to take care when cooking following a kitchen fire in Wilnecote this afternoon.
New Fire and Rescue Authority Vice Chair
Cllr Len Bloomer was yesterday re-elected as the Fire and Rescue Authority Chairman, whilst Cllr Ross Irving was elected as the new Vice Chairman.
Fire in Packmoor
Fire and rescue crews from Burslem, Kidsgrove and Longton attended a fire at a property on Samuel Street in Packmoor last night at around 11.30pm.
Volunteer Event a Success!
A total of 20 people attended the volunteer recruitment event held on Friday at Newcastle Fire Station.
Free Fire Service Course for Over 65s
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging people aged 65 and over in South Staffordshire to sign up to a brand new course being held at Codsall Fire Station.
Firefighters Team up with Carolyn
Rugeley Fire Station have teamed up with local driving school, ‘Drive with Carolyn,’ to raise awareness of road safety amongst new drivers.
House Fire in Longton
Four crews from Longton, Hanley and Newcastle were called to a house fire on Lightwood Road, Longton at 4.00am this morning.
Fire Station to be Refurbished!
The people of Biddulph are set to benefit from a refurbished fire station, complete with a community room.
Three House Fires in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent firefighters were called to three preventable house fires in the area yesterday.