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News Archive

December 2010

Teenager Has Lucky Escape from Bedroom Fire
A teenager has had a lucky escape after an electric blanket which had been left on overnight set fire to her bed in the early hours of this morning.
Warning Issued Following Audley Fire
Firefighters have issued a warning about using open fires to dry tea towels or similar items following a fire at a property in Audley.
Flat Fire in Chadsmoor
Crews from Cannock, Penkridge and Chase Terrace have been tackling a flat fire this morning on Cannock Road in Chadsmoor.
Do You Know a George?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with the family and friends of 72 year old George ‘the hat’ Ball who tragically died last month in a fire in his flat on High Street, Wolstanton.
Fire Service Join Support for Bentilee Family
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel will continue to have a visible presence in the local Bentilee community in support of a family who were victims of a house fire last week.
Fire at Hednesford Car Garage
Crews from Cannock, Rugeley, Chase Terrace and Lichfield were called to Premier Autos on the Anglesey Business Park at 5.55am this morning after a neighbouring factory reported a fire in the garage.
Kitchen Fire in Burton
A Burton woman is thanking the fire and rescue service after a smoke alarm recently fitted by firefighters alerted her to a fire in her home on Wednesday afternoon.
Man Lucky to be Alive after Fire
A man in his 70s is lucky to be alive following a severe fire in his home where no smoke alarms were fitted Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have said.
Bungalow Fire in Hednesford
Crews from Cannock and Rugeley are currently in attendance at a bungalow fire on Heath Street in Green Heath, Hednesford.
Firefighters Visit Hospital at Christmas
Stafford firefighters will pay a special visit to the children’s ward at Stafford General Hospital this Christmas Day.
RTC on A5 in Gailey
Fire and rescue crews from Brewood, Penkridge and the rescue tender from Stafford were mobilised to a road traffic collision on the A5 in Gailey at around 12.30am this morning.
Government Grant Funding Announcement
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has set out a long term cost-saving strategy following the announcement yesterday of its government grant funding for the next two years.
Incident at Rumenco Update
The emergency phase of an incident at Rumenco on Derby Road in Stretton is now complete, although crews will remain at the incident overnight.
Fatal Fire Caused Accidentally
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, has expressed his dismay at another fatal fire that could have been prevented. An investigation into a fire in which a 59 year old man died on Friday morning has established that the fire was caused accidentally.
Shock at Fatal Fires
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has spoken out following the death of the ninth person this year in a fire in the County. Three men alone have died within the past month.
Smoke Alarm Saved our Lives
A Tamworth family who had a lucky escape from a house fire have credited a smoke alarm fitted in February by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with saving their lives.
Fatal Flat Fire in Burton
A 59 year old man has died following a flat fire on Branston Road in Burton this morning.
Chimney Fire in Newchapel
Crews from Kidsgrove, Sandyford and Hanley were called to deal with a severe chimney fire in Newchapel last night.
Who is Your Fire Service Champion?
The Staffordshire public are being asked to vote for their Fire Service Champion of 2010.
Don’t Let Your Christmas Go Up in Smoke
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people not to let their Christmas go up in smoke with statistics revealing most accidental house fires happen during the Festive season.
Firefighters Hosting Christmas Fun Day
South Staffordshire firefighters are hosting a Christmas fun day at Featherstone community centre off Banbury drive this Saturday from 10.30am until 3.30pm.
Christmas Shoppers Urged to Visit Safety Shop
Shoppers are being urged to visit a Newcastle Safety Shop next week to get all the information they need to ensure a safe and happy Christmas.
Safer Nights in Lichfield
Lichfield firefighters will be out on the town this weekend with a serious message to deliver to party-goers – don’t drink and drive.
Dog Owners Ignore Numerous Warnings
Two more dog owners have disregarded warnings from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to keep dogs on leads and away from frozen water.
Warning Issued Following Microwave Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning regarding the use of microwaveable wheat bags following a microwave fire in Blurton.
Kitchen Safety Warning Following Kitchen Fire
Firefighters have attended their second kitchen fire in the May Bank area of Newcastle under Lyme in just two weeks.
Footprints Seen on Iced Over Pool
As temperatures continue to dip, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are again warning the people of Lichfield of the dangers of frozen lakes and ponds. The reminder comes after human footprints were found on Stowe Pool in Lichfield.
Shoppers Bag Winter Road Safety Messages

Emergency service personnel have been working together to help deliver winter road safety messages to shoppers in Staffordshire.

Man Enters Freezing Canal Despite Warnings
A man in his 30s risked his life this afternoon after entering the canal off Shelton New Road to rescue a Boxer dog which had fallen through the ice.
Community Safety Day in Cannock Town Centre
Cannock Chase Council has teamed up with Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley and organisations from across the District to help Cannock Chase residents stay safe over the festive period.
Garage Fire In Wombourne
Fire and rescue crews from Wombourne and Kinver attended an incident on Bratch Lane in Wombourne yesterday evening.
Shock at Seventh Fire Death in Staffordshire
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has expressed his shock at the death of an elderly man in a fire at his home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.