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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

September 2010

Looking out for Older Persons
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will launch their Older Person’s Campaign tomorrow on International Older Person’s Day.
Warning Following Two Tumble Dryer Fires Overnight

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of tumble dryers following two incidents involving tumble dryers last night.
Caravan Fire in Harriseahead
Crews from Kidsgrove and Biddulph were called to a fire involving a caravan and the adjacent property on Sands Road in Harriseahead at 1.40am this morning.
Fire and Police Share Station
Abbots Bromley Fire Station has doubled up as a police base as resident police officers take advantage of available space within the Fire Station.
Fire in Stapenhill
Crews from Burton, Lichfield and an appliance from over the border in Swadlincote were called to Hill Street in Stapenhill at 7.00pm last night, where the basement area of a block of flats was on fire.
Firefighters Scrub up For Charity
Staffordshire firefighters will be joining thousands of other Firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash event this Saturday.
Firefighters Hold Health Walks
If you would like to take a walk with firefighters then this Thursday is your chance to do just that!
Family Fun Day Huge Success!
Thousands of people were treated to a fire service frenzy at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Day today.
Tea Dance in the Town!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a ‘tea dance in the town’ on October 1st to celebrate Grandparents and UK Older People’s Day and to promote fire safety messages within the community.
Rising Brook is ‘Secured By Design’
Rising Brook Community Fire Station has been presented with the ‘Secured By Design’ Award.
Increase in Stoke Kitchen Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning to people who leave cooking unattended.
Bungalow Fire in Fenton
Crews from Longton and Hanley were called to a fire at a bungalow on Burnham Street in Fenton at 8.20pm last night.
School Children on Station
A class of three to five year olds from St Peter’s Pre School have had their first lesson onsite at Rising Brook Community Fire Station this morning.
TRV to Attend Birthday in the Park
Firefighters from Stafford will be attending Birthday in the Park to promote the free Home Fire Risk Check service that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service offer.
Chip Pan Fire in Tunstall
Crews from Kidsgrove and Leek were called to a kitchen fire on St Aidan’s Street in Tunstall this morning at 9.10am. It is the second fire in as many days on the street.
Check Your Smoke Alarm!
Firefighters are urging people to check their smoke alarms following a house fire in Milton at 8.10am this morning. The smoke alarm battery was flat and did not operate.
House Fire in Fenton
Crews from Longton and Hanley were called to Swithin Drive, Fenpark in Fenton today at 10.15am where an airing cupboard was severely on fire.
House Fire in Tunstall
Fire and rescue crews from Burslem attended a house fire yesterday evening in Tunstall.
Firefighters and NHS Join Forces
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS are working together to support smokers who want help quitting following the tragic death of a Brown Edge pensioner earlier this month.
Fire Service Remains Committed to Helping Young People
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking at more ways to involve young people with the Service following a bid to participate in the National Citizen Service programme.
Kitchen Fire in Whitmore
Two crews from Newcastle were called to a kitchen fire at 3.25am on Friday 10th September. The property, a large three-storey building on Bent Lane in Whitmore, was smoke logged on arrival and the occupier was still inside.
Two Kitchen Fires in Staffordshire
Crews from Biddulph and Burslem were called to a property on New Street in Biddulph Moor at 7.45pm last night where a grill pan and foodstuffs had caught fire after being left unattended.
TRV to Attend Village Fete
 
Firefighters Rescue Trapped Sparrowhawk
Firefighters from Hanley rescued a trapped Sparrowhawk from a tree close to Eaton Park Primary School on Arbourfield Drive in Berryhill yesterday.
Man Honoured for Flat Fire Rescues
A man who rescued three people from a flat fire in August last year has today received a Fire Service Commendation for his actions.
Kitchen Fire in Leek
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care in the kitchen following an incident in Leek last night.
Accidental House Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care in the kitchen following a recent spate of house fires.
Do You Know Your Number?
As part of their ongoing commitment to employee wellbeing Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Police’s Occupational Health teams will be visiting fire and police stations across Staffordshire to raise awareness amongst staff about Know Your Numbers week.
Construction Starts on Community Fire Station
The brand new community fire station at Newcastle is a step closer as construction work starts. The state of the art facility, to be located on Knutton Lane, will open in just one year’s time.
Alarm Saves Lives
Crews from Codsall and Wombourne were called to Duck Lane, Bilbrook in Codsall just before 6pm on Saturday following reports of a carbon monoxide alarm activating.
Fire Service Secure £5k Funding
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been awarded £5,000 by the Electrical Safety Council to go towards a brand new community safety vehicle.
Fire at Bloomfield Composting
Crews have been tackling a severe fire at Bloomfield Composting on Cocksparrow Lane in Huntington since 8.30pm on Saturday evening.
Electrical Transformer Fire in Lower Knightly
Crews from Stafford and Eccleshall were called to Lower Road in Lower Knightly on Saturday where the electrics box of an electrical transformer had accidentally caught fire and spread to straw in a nearby field.
Fire Service to Attend Audley Community Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be attending the Audley and District Community Day tomorrow from 10am – 4pm at the Community Centre at the Millennium Green.
Man Honoured for Flat Fire Rescues
A man who rescued three people from a flat fire in August last year is to receive a Fire Service Commendation for his actions.
Deliberate Fire Warning in Lichfield
Firefighters have issued a warning to people who start fires deliberately following three incidents in two days in Lichfield – You could be endangering lives.
Elderly Man Passes Away Following Fire
An elderly male who suffered burns, after accidentally setting fire to himself with a cigarette, has passed away.
Fire Service Bids for National Citizen Service Programme
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has put forward a bid to deliver a National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.
Official Opening for New Community Fire Station
Staffordshire’s first brand new community fire station will be officially opened on Friday 3rd September.
Cannock Fire Station Goes 24/7
Cannock firefighters are set to switch to full-time 24/7 cover from September 1st.
New Neighbours are a Hit!
A staggering 620 people have visited Rising Brook Community Fire Station since the ‘Meet the Neighbours’ initiative was launched at the start of the month.
Safety Event at Three Spires Shopping Centre
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Lichfield Police are holding two safety events on the 9th and 16th of September at the Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield.