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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

February 2011

Fire in High Street Newcastle
Firefighters are tackling a large building fire on High Street, Newcastle.
Cannock Firefighters Move Into New Station
Cannock firefighters will move into their brand new community fire station on Monday.
Smoke Alarms Save Family of Three
A mother and her two children are safe after smoke alarms alerted the woman to a fire in her home at approximately 7.50am this morning.
Cannock Couple Safer in Their Home
A Cannock couple are safer from fire in their homes, following a visit from firefighters.
Unique driving experience supports road safety campaign
Young motorists in Staffordshire are being offered a unique driving experience as part of an innovative road safety campaign. 
Moorlands Housing Tenants Set to be Safer
Vulnerable people in the Moorlands are set to be safer from fire in their homes, following a donation from Moorlands Housing.
Service Recognised as Gay Friendly Employer
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been recognised for being a gay friendly employer, by national charity Stonewall.
Cigarette Causes House Fire in Penkhull
A discarded cigarette has caused a severe house fire this afternoon on Tudor Close in Penkhull.
Free Home Fire Risk Checks in Wombourne
Wombourne firefighters will be visiting various streets in Wombourne over the next week carrying out free Home Fire Risk Checks for anyone who wants one.
Uttoxeter Firefighters Move Into New Station
Uttoxeter firefighters will move into their brand new community fire station this weekend.
Council Tax to Remain the Same
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority have today agreed not to increase council tax in April.
Chip Pan Fire Three Days before National Chip Week
Crews from Hanley and Newcastle as well as the aerial ladder platform from Longton were called to a block of flats on Union Street in Hanley at 10.10am this morning.
Firefighters Find and Rescue Missing Dog
A Leek firefighter from has made a couple’s day after he spotted their missing Jack Russell dog trapped in-between two walls on Broad Street in Leek.
Fire chiefs welcome moves to avert tragedy
New double yellow lines have been introduced on a road in Stafford following concerns that someone would be seriously injured or killed by a fire engine answering an emergency call.
Council Supply Fire Service with Two New Gritters
Staffordshire County Council has kindly provided two new gritting machines for use at fire stations within the Stafford Borough with support from the Staffordshire Local Community Fund.
Sprinkler Seminar
Having the equivalent of a firefighter, ready and waiting, in every room of your home is the focus of a seminar being held by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service this Friday.
Fire Service Awards Give MORE Recognition
It is almost time to find out who the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service heroes for 2011 are.
How Do You Push Your Button?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking the people of Staffordshire ‘how do you push your button?’ and want to see photographic evidence of the answers!
Derelict Building Blaze in Newcastle
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a derelict building on Water Street, Newcastle overnight.
Are you ready and prepared if you have to be evacuated from your home or workplace due to an unexpected major emergency?
Man Has Lucky Escape From Stafford Flat Fire
A man has had a lucky escape following a serious fire at his flat in Stafford shortly before midnight.
Firefighters Light 90 Candles for Hilda!
Hilda Mills has celebrated her 90th birthday in style as firefighters today treated her to a VIP visit to Cannock fire station.
Fire in Horninglow
Fire and rescue crews from Burton, Barton under Needwood and Swadlincote attended an incident on Rolleston Road in Horninglow yesterday afternoon.
Accidental Flat Fire in Audley
Crews from Newcastle and Sandyford have attended a flat fire on King Street in Audley this morning at 9.30am.
Flat Fire Just Yards from George’s Home
Crews from Newcastle and Sandyford were called to a fire in a flat which was just yards from the flat where George ‘the hat’ Ball died in a fire in November.
High Sheriff to Spend Day with Sandyford Fire Crews
The High Sheriff of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson, will fulfil a lifelong ambition next week when he spends the day ‘being a firefighter!’
Bungalow fire in Goldenhill

Fire and rescue crews from Sandyford and Kidsgrove were called to a fire on Shannon Drive in Goldenhill, Kidsgrove this morning at 3:45am.
Accidental Dwelling Fires
Fire and rescue crews in East Staffordshire are warning people to be extra vigilant following a spate of accidental dwelling fires they have attended in the month of January.
Community Information Event in Uttoxeter
A Community Information Event will be held at the Town Hall on High Street in Uttoxeter on Tuesday 8th February 2011 between 3pm and 7pm.