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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

January 2011

Tumble Dryer Fire in Rugeley
Two crews from Rugeley were called to a tumble dryer fire in a detached property on Boxer Close in Handsacre, Rugeley at 12.25pm today.
Celebrate Chinese New Year Safely
As the Chinese New Year approaches on the 3rd February, people in Staffordshire are being advised to take extra care in the kitchen.
Accidental Fire in Kinver
Fire investigation and scenes of crime officers have established that a fire in the laundry room of a detached property on Lockside Drive in Dunsley earlier today was caused by a fault in the washing machine.
Deliberate Fire in Coven Heath
Crews from Codsall and Brewood as well as a crew from a neighbouring fire service were called to Ball Lane in Coven Heath in the early hours of this morning.
Capsule Buried Under Brand New Fire Station
With building work nearing completion at the brand new Community Fire Station in Cannock - local organisations have helped to make history by burying a time capsule in the grounds of the new station.
Councillors Visit Local Hotspots
Two local Councillors have spent the day with Stafford firefighters on the targeted response vehicle (TRV). 
House Fire in Kinver
Crews from Kinver and Stourbridge are currently in attendance at a property fire on Lockside Drive in Dunsley, Kinver.
Cat Rescued from Kitchen Fire
A cat has been rescued from a house on Crossway in Littleworth, Stafford this morning. Crews from Stafford and Rising Brook were called to reports of a fire at 5.45am and on arrival found a small fire in the kitchen.
Tumble Dryer Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take extra care when using tumble dryers following an incident that they attended this afternoon involving a tumble dryer.
New Community Fire Station is a Hit!
A staggering 2,000 people have visited Tamworth Belgrave Community Fire Station in just four days.
Cooker Fire in Lichfield
An elderly woman has been treated for smoke inhalation following a small fire in her home on Lower Sandford Street in Lichfield last night.
Large Rubbish Fire in Coton Clanford
Three crews from Stafford, Rising Brook and Eccleshall have spent three hours tackling a fire in Coton Clanford this morning.
House Fire in Horninglow
Crews from Burton, Barton-under-Needwood and Abbots Bromley were called to a house fire on Field Lane in Horninglow at 2.30pm yesterday.
Electrical Fire Safety Week
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the people of Staffordshire to be vigilant about the safe use of electrical items as ‘Electrical Fire Safety’ week kicks off from January 24th.
Longton Fire Station Set to be Rebuilt
Residents and the local business community are being invited to shape the future of Longton Fire Station.
Three Accidental Fires in Six Days
Crews from Newcastle have attended three accidental property fires in less than a week, including a chip pan fire which hospitalised a Keele University student.
Severe House Fire in Stapenhill
A total of eight crews were needed to fight a severe house fire at a detached property on Knights Place in Stapenhill over the weekend.

Parked Cars Block Way for Emergencies
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging parents to think twice about where they park their vehicles when dropping off and collecting children at schools throughout the city.
Man Taken to Hospital Following Chemical Spill
A man was last night taken to hospital following a chemical spill at a farm on Jardines Lane, Stubwood, near Rocester.
Community Drop-in Sessions at Tamworth Community Fire Station
Tamworth Belgrave Community Fire Station is throwing open the doors of the brand new community fire station to members of the public from Wednesday January 19th.
Community Fire Station Project Gets Go Ahead
The rebuild of a further 11 fire stations in Staffordshire has been given the go ahead.
Woman Injured Tackling Chip Pan Fire
A 23 year old woman has been taken to hospital with burns to both of her hands, arms and face after tackling a chip pan fire in her home.
Shed Fire in Fenton
Two crews from Hanley were called to Vivian Road in Fenton at just after 12.10pm today following reports of a fire.
Fatal Fire in Chesterton
Two crews from Newcastle were called to a flat fire on Cross Street in Chesterton at 8.15pm last night.