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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

October 2010

Don’t Let Your Dreams Go up in Smoke
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteers will be urging young people in Newcastle ‘Don’t Let Your Dreams Go up in Smoke’ in the run up to Bonfire Night.
Firefighters Rescue Mother and Son from Burning House
Firefighters from Burslem and Hanley have rescued a 28 year old woman and her seven year old son from a fire in their Chell Heath home.
Firefighters Push the Button at Morrisons
Firefighters will be urging shoppers at Morrisons on Beacon Street in Lichfield, on Monday to ‘Push the Button.’
Be Fire Safe and Energy Efficient
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with East Staffordshire Borough Council to jointly promote fire safety and energy efficiency in the home.
Over 250 People Drop in to New Station
Over 250 people attended the first drop in session held at Sandyford Community Fire Station yesterday.
Smoke Alarm Saves Family
A family of four were able to safely evacuate their Norton home this morning after a smoke alarm alerted them to a fire in the bedroom.
Sprinklers Avert Major Factory Blaze
Sprinklers have saved the day at a factory in Lichfield when a large industrial press accidentally set on fire in the early hours of this morning.
Lucky Escape For 16 Year Old
A 16 year old male has had a lucky escape from his Madeley home after food caught fire in the kitchen this afternoon.
Five Deliberately Set Fires in Hanley
Crews from Hanley were called to five separate bin fires around the Tintern Street area of Hanley in the early hours of this morning.
Winter Fire Safety as Clocks Change
As the clocks change, temperatures drop and the dark nights close in, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to keep safe from fire in their homes.
Port Vale Push the Button!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up with Port Vale Football Club to promote their ‘Push the Button’ campaign.
Have Your Say on New Stations
Residents and the local business community are being invited to shape the future of Chase Terrace and Lichfield Fire Stations.
Firework Pushed Through Letterbox
Two crews from Lichfield were called to a bungalow on Havefield Avenue in Boley Park, Lichfield at just after midnight on Friday night, following reports a firework had been pushed through a letterbox.
First Look at New Community Fire Station
Community leads, the local MP and councillors will get a first look tour of the City’s first new community fire station this Monday.
House Fire in Tamworth
Just one day before Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Push the Button’ day, fire and rescue crews from Tamworth have attended a house fire where the smoke alarm was not working.
Push The Button!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to check their smoke alarms on Thursday October 21st, on the day they have re-named: ‘Push the Button Day.’
New Barton Student Firefighters Project!
Barton-under-Needwood Fire Station is launching its first student firefighter project next week.
Disused School Fire in Longton
A fire investigation that concluded today confirmed that a fire at a disused school in Longton was started deliberately. 
Accidental Fires Decrease in Lichfield
Accidental dwelling fires in Lichfield have decreased over April to September this year compared to last year’s figures.
Multi-Faith Conference at Fire HQ
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging representatives from religious groups to attend a multi-faith conference.
Road Traffic Collision in Weston Coyney
Fire and rescue crews from Longton and Cheadle have attended a road traffic collision this morning on the A520 in Weston Coyney.
Kitchen Fire in Stone
Crews from Stone were called to a property on Priory Road in Stone on Monday at 12.30pm, where neighbours had reported hearing a smoke alarm activating and dogs barking and upon investigation could then smoke coming from a nearby house.
Road Traffic Collision in Stonnall
A call was received at 7.30am this morning reporting a road traffic collision on Chester Road in Stonnall.
Kitchen Fire in Burton
Two crews from Burton were called to a house in Manor Crescent, Stapenhill on Monday at 7.20pm following a report of an oven on fire. Upon arrival they discovered the two occupants outside however they had extinguished the fire themselves using a wet tea towel.
Soul Night for the Fire Fighters Charity
A Soul Night is being held in at the Kings Hall in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday October 30th to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Woman Has Lucky Escape
A woman from Tamworth has had a lucky escape from a fire at her home this afternoon.
Family Pet Saves Family from Fire
A dog has saved its family from a fire after an electrically operated tin opener caught fire in the kitchen.
Construction Starts on Two New Community Fire Stations!
Construction has started on two new community fire stations in Burslem and Kidsgrove.
Chip Pan Fire in Hanley
Crews from Hanley and Burslem were alerted to a house fire on Waterloo Road by a passing motorist at just after 8.00pm last night.
Good Guy Puts Firework Safety First
Staffordshire firefighters, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, will urge hundreds of school children to ‘remember remember the 5th of November’ as part of Operation Good Guy.
House Fire in Shelton
Two crews from Newcastle and a crew from Hanley were called to a house fire on Ashford Street in Shelton at just after 2.00am this morning.
Fire in Disused Newcastle Restaurant
30 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a disused former restaurant on Silverdale Road in Newcastle. The call was received at 2.35pm and there have since been 13 repeat calls.
Man Treated for Smoke Inhalation in Acton Trussell
An elderly man was taken to hospital over the weekend suffering from smoke inhalation after he accidentally turned his grill on and melted the handle.
Charity Car Wash Success
Staffordshire firefighters joined thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash at the weekend and managed to raise over £1,100 for the Fire Fighters Charity.
Newcastle’s Oldest Firefighter!
The launch of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s older person’s campaign today was also marked by the retirement Newcastle Fire Safety Officer, Harry Roberts.
Fire in Brindley Ford
Crews from Biddulph, Kidsgrove and Burslem were called to a fire involving a workshop used for car storage in the early hours of this morning.