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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

July 2010

Retained Firefighter Vacancies!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit retained firefighters for its stations in Stone, Eccleshall and Gnosall.
House Fire after Warning Issued
Firefighters from Burton have attended an accidental house fire today despite issuing safety warnings earlier this week.
Stay Safe, Play Safe
Staffordshire firefighters are warning of the dangers young people may put themselves in during the school holidays.
Pledge to keep Staffordshire's roads safe
Four leading organisations in Staffordshire have pledged to continue to reduce the number of people killed or injured on the county’s roads despite funding cuts.
Wet Road Warning for Drivers
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging drivers to take extra care when travelling on wet roads following an incident earlier this afternoon involving a car with three people inside on the A38 in East Staffordshire.
Fire Safety Warning Following Increase in House Fires
Firefighters in East Staffordshire are shocked by an increase in the amount of accidental house fires since April this year.
First New Community Fire Station Set to Open
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s first brand new community fire station opens on Monday. Rising Brook Community Fire Station in Stafford will ‘go live’ on Monday 2nd August at 8am.
Fire Officer Goes Green!
Assistant Area Commander for Stafford, Ian Housley has been recognised by Sustainability West Midlands as a Green Leader in the first ever Top 50 Green Leaders.
Three People Rescued From Cars
Crews from Hanley and Longton were called to a minor three car road traffic collision on Union Street in Hanley at 1.38pm today.
Three People Cut Free From Car
Firefighters have cut free three casualties trapped in a car following a collision on the M6 this afternoon.
New Firefighting Vehicle for Stafford
A brand new firefighting vehicle will be launched at Stafford Fire Station next week.
Camping Safety
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to take care when camping during the summer holidays.
Road Traffic Collision in Great Haywood

Firefighters from Stafford were called to a road traffic collision on the A51 between Hixon and Great Haywood earlier this morning.

Work Experience Winning Award
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Training and Development Team have won the Staffordshire Partnership’s Work Experience award, which recognises the Service’s outstanding contributions to work experience.
Boards to Brighten up Construction at Hanley Fire Station
Local schools and youth groups are helping to make the construction site for the new community fire station in Hanley look brighter by painting different designs and pictures onto large boards.
M6 Safety Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be taking part in the M6 Safety Day this Friday in preparation for the big holiday getaway weekend.
Kitchen Fire in Brewood
Crews from Brewood and Codsall were called to a property on Horsebrook Hall Lane in Brewood at 11.20am this morning, where a kitchen grill had caught fire.
Fire Safety Training for Businesses
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Fire Protection Association (FPA) have developed a cost effective training solution for the businesses of Staffordshire.
Man Rescued from Kitchen Fire
Firefighters from Newcastle are urging people to take care when cooking after they rescued a man from his home in Silverdale last night.
Capsule to be Buried under Brand New Fire Station
With building work well underway at the brand new Community Fire Station in Sandyford - local organisations are preparing to make history by burying a time capsule in the grounds of the new station.
Top event to boost biker safety in Stafford
Bikers in Stafford can pick up some top tips - and a free breakfast bap - during a road safety event on Sunday, July 18.
Cold Caller Warning
South Staffordshire residents are being warned about cold callers ringing to sell fire and security alarms.
Firefighters Join in with Sunday Funday!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be joining the community at the Multi Faith Sunday Funday event this weekend.
Community Clean up Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be taking part in a big clean up event this Saturday on the Caddick Farm Estate in Great Wyrley.
Flat Fire in Fenton
A carelessly discarded cigarette has caused severe damage to a flat on Kings Street in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Workshops Visit
Expert engineers will get a VIP tour of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility this Wednesday.
Firefighters at Heroes Event
This Sunday Stafford firefighters will be in Stafford Town Centre joining in with the fun at the Heroes Day event.
Former Fire Chairman Receives OBE
Former Chairman of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr Derek Davis, has been presented an OBE by the Prince of Wales at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.
First Fire Service to Open up Finances
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is the first fire and rescue service in the country to publish details of its spending transactions over £500.
Grass Fire Warning for the County
After yet another severe grass fire in the County – Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people about the dangers of setting deliberate fires ahead of the hot weather predicted for this weekend.
House Fire in Stapenhill
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging members of the public to ensure they have operating smokes alarms following a house fire in Stapenhill.
Grass Fire in Rugeley
Firefighters remain at the incident in a field between Slitting Mill and Stile Cop in Rugeley.
Student Firefighters Passing Out at Stafford
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at a Celebration of Success being held at Stafford Fire Station next Tuesday.
Student Firefighters Pass Out at Lichfield
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at a passing out parade held at Lichfield Fire Station next Tuesday.
Building Fire in Milton
Fire and Rescue crews from Hanley and Burslem have attended a building fire at Global Ceramics in Milton, Stoke on Trent. The call was received just after 1.30pm yesterday.
House Fire in Burslem
Fire and rescue crews from Hanley were called to a house fire at approximately 8pm yesterday evening on Scott Lidgett Road in Burslem.
Fire Safety Interview on RNIB Radio Station
Insight Radio, Europe's First Radio Station for Blind and Partially Sighted Listeners have broadcast a feature on fire safety for their awareness campaign week.
Three Tamworth Fires
Firefighters attended three separate incidents in Tamworth on Friday. The first call was received at 4.20pm where a shed on Belgrave Road, Belgrave was well alight.
The ‘Big Lunch’ at Codsall Fire Station
Codsall Fire Station are throwing open their big red doors and inviting people in the local community to their ‘Big Lunch’ event on Friday 23rd July.
Fire in Derelict Hanley Building
Crews from Hanley and Burslem were called to a fire in a derelict building on Balfour Street in Hanley this morning at 5.30am.
Wheelie Bin Fires in Meir
Crews from Hanley and Longton were called to a fire involving four wheelie bins on Henderson Grove in Meir last night.
Disused Milton Factory Set on Fire Twice
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been called to two fires at a disused factory on Redhills Road in Milton twice in 12 hours.
Over 65s Celebrate Course Completion
A group of over 65s will be presented with certificates and framed photographs at a ceremony to celebrate their completion of an Older Person’s Wellbeing course.