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News Archive

August 2010

Elderly Man Suffers Burns
An elderly male has suffered burns after accidentally setting fire to himself with a cigarette.
Smoke Alarms Save Family of Four
Smoke alarms have alerted a family of four to a blaze in their home overnight.
Chip Pan Fire in Cannock
An elderly man has suffered burns following a chip pan fire at his home this lunchtime. 
Road Traffic Collision A518
Fire and rescue crews from Abbots Bromley, Uttoxeter and Stafford attended a road traffic collision on the A518 in Chartley just after 4am this morning.
House Fire in Hartshill
Firefighters from Hanley, Longton and Newcastle have tackled a house fire in Hartshill.
Firefighters Rescue Stranded Dog
Crews from Tamworth were called to Borrow Pit Lake on Peelers Way in Tamworth on Saturday afternoon, where a young Beagle dog had become trapped on a small island in the middle of the lake.
Are You Sleeping With Danger?
The annual electric blanket campaign will be kicking off in Stoke-on-Trent next month. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Stoke-on-Trent City Council will again be testing electric blankets free of charge at venues across the City.
Lichfield Firefighters Competing in World Trauma Championships
Two firefighters from Lichfield impressed judges so much in the National Trauma Championships that they have been invited to take part in the World Trauma Championships this September.
V Festival Free From Major Fire Incidents
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has praised festival goers for taking heed of the recommended fire safety guidance over the weekend.
Fire Service Continues Financial Transparency
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has released details of its highest paid staff in a move towards greater transparency.
Fire Service Friend Retires
The Fire Service Chaplain for Barton under Needwood, Reverend Tony Wood is retiring after 30 years of working in the Parish.
Firefighters Rescue Trapped Dog
Firefighters from Barton-under-Needwood have rescued a dog which had been trapped down a rabbit hole for almost 48 hours.
House Fire in Tamworth
Firefighters from Tamworth and Warwickshire were called to a house fire this morning on Florendine Street, Amington in Tamworth.
Boards to Brighten up Construction at Hanley Fire Station
Local schools, youth groups and other community groups have helped to make the construction site for the new community fire station in Hanley look brighter by painting different designs and pictures onto large boards.
Fire Warning to Festival Goers
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding revellers going to this weekend’s V Festival that a fire can destroy a tent in just 60 seconds. The Service is urging festival goers to follow basic fire safety advice to ensure no-one is injured by fire.
Memories are Made of This
Elderly residents in Codsall will be recollecting and recording their memories during a new community session being held at Codsall Fire Station.
Family Fun Day at Fire Service HQ!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are throwing open their doors this summer for their bi-annual Family Day event.
Kitchen Fire in Codsall
Crews from Codsall and Brewood were called to a fire at a detached bungalow on Birches Road in Codsall at 8.25am this morning.
Woman and Dog Rescued From House Fire
Crews from Cannock and Rugeley were called to a house fire on Belt Road, Hightown in Hednesford at 7.40pm last night.
Three Fires in Huntington Last Night
Crews from Rising Brook, Brewood, Penkridge, Stafford and Rugeley attended three separate incidents in Huntington last night.
65 Neighbours for Rising Brook Fire Station
Rising Brook Community Fire Station launched its ‘Meet The Neighbours’ initiative yesterday and received visits from 65 people in just two hours.
Deliberate Fire at Cheadle Pet Shop
Firefighters from Cheadle, Ipstones and Longton were called to a fire in Cheadle at 5.00am this morning.
Cannock Firefighters Scrub up for Charity!
Firefighters from Cannock and members of The Butts Motorcycle Club are holding a charity car wash on Saturday August 14th in support of team Fire and Ice GB and The Butts Charity Appeal.
Over 30 Fake Fire Calls in Two Weeks
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning to people who maliciously call the fire service, following 35 fake fire calls in just two weeks.
Roof Fire in Fegg Hayes
Crews from Biddulph, Burslem and Longton were called to Oversley Road in Fegg Hayes at just after 2am this morning where the roof on the property was alight.
Cadets Raise Money for Team Fire and Ice GB
The 1444 Brownhills Squadron Air Cadets have raised £456 for team Fire and Ice GB following a successful fundraising event.
Firefighters Assist Cliff Fall Woman
Two firefighters from Cheadle have been praised after they leapt into action when a woman slipped off a mountain ridge they were climbing in North Wales.
300 People Evacuated Following Roof Fire
Crews from Abbots Bromley, Barton-under-Needwood and Burton were called to Hoar Cross Health Spa on Maker Lane in Hoar Cross at 4.30pm yesterday following reports of a fire in the roof.
Fire Service attend Midsummer Mayhem

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be attending the annual ‘Midsummer Mayhem’ event that will be taking place this Sunday. Crews from Newcastle will be at the FREE family event, which will be held in Lyme Valley Park from 11am until 4pm. A range of attractions will be available with something to offer all of the family.

The Fire Service will be staging live road traffic collision demonstrations throughout the day, Welephant will be out and about, and specialist appliances from around the County will be available for people to have a look around. Other activities include the smoke house and a fire safety gazebo where families will be able to visit for fire safety advice.

Meet The Neighbours!
Rising Brook Community Fire Station will be opening its doors to the neighbours from Monday and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.
Talking News Speaks Safety
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is raising awareness of Home Fire Risk Checks across Lichfield. Working in partnership with The Lichfield and District Talking Newspaper, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be encouraging vulnerable people within the local community to book their free Home Fire Risk Checks.
Firefighters Raise over £700 at Charity Car Wash
Lichfield firefighters have raised a total of £720 in just six hours at the charity car wash event on July 31st.
House Fire in Bradwell
Fire and rescue crews from Newcastle and Burslem attended a house fire earlier this morning in Bradwell.
Rising Brook Attend First Incident!
The crew at the brand Rising Brook Fire Community Station, which officially went live yesterday, have attended their first incident this morning.
Kitchen Fire in Stapenhill
Two crews from Burton had to force entry to a property on Convent Close in Stapenhill this morning.