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News Archive

March 2011

Houses Set on Fire for Youth Project
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are to set fire to two disused houses in Stoke-on-Trent as part of a groundbreaking project.
Firefighters Visit Stafford Youth Groups
Stafford firefighters have visited two youth groups to discuss the role of the fire service in the community.
Firefighters Rescue Two People Overnight
Firefighters have rescued two casualties overnight at two separate incidents.
Firefighters Awarded
Eleven officers from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and one RSPCA inspector have today been awarded with RSPCA Certificates of Commendation for their heroic rescue of a horse from a frozen lake on Christmas Day 2010.
Lichfield firefighters are the winners of this years extrication challenge
A team of firefighters from Lichfield have won this year’s “Extrication Challenge.” 
Elderly Lady Suffers Smoke Inhalation in House Fire
A 93-year-old woman has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following a fire at her home on Langland Drive in Blurton.
Student Firefighters Pass Out
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at a passing out parade held at Lichfield Fire Station on Friday.
Man Accidentally Sets Himself on Fire
A 44-year-old man has accidentally set himself on fire this morning outside allotments off Kimberley Street in Goms Mill, Longton.
Firefighters Compete in Extrication Challenge
Firefighters from across the County will be taking part in a road traffic collision competition this Sunday.
Cigarette Causes House Fire in Belgrave
A 61-year-old man had to be led to safety by Tamworth firefighters following a bedroom fire at his house on Honeybourne Road in Belgrave last night.
Two People Rescued from Burning House
A man and a woman have been rescued from their burning house by firefighters last night in Tunstall.
Local Councillor Spending Day on Station
Councillor Simon Tagg will be spending time behind the scenes at Newcastle Fire Station on Wednesday March 23rd.
Moorlands Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Leek will be taking part in a charity car wash to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Lichfield Residents Urged to Book Their Free Home Fire Risk Check
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging Lichfield residents to book their free Home Fire Risk Check to ensure they are as safe as possible from a fire in their homes.
Student Firefighters Receive New Vehicle
Student firefighters in the Stafford Borough are set to benefit from a brand new firefighting vehicle.
Fire Director Visits Staffordshire
Director of Fire, Resilience and Emergencies Directorate, Neil O'Connor has spent the day with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. 
Time Capsule Buries Hanley History
A time capsule will be buried in the grounds of the new community fire station in Hanley on Monday.
Rosina Retires after 43 years with the Service
One of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s longest serving employees, Rosina Kidd, is leaving the Service after 43 years. 
Overheated Paving Slab Causes Minor Explosion
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care if they have to burn garden waste following an unusual incident in Walton, Stone.
Stand By Your Pan!
A new hard-hitting campaign targeting people who leave cooking unattended is being launched as shocking statistics reveal the number of kitchen fires attended by firefighters.
Cannock Car Wash
Firefighters from Cannock will be taking part in a National Charity Car Wash this Saturday to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Stafford Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from the Stafford Borough will be taking part in a National Charity Car Wash this Saturday to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Fit First Sprinkler Unit in England
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has become the first brigade in England to fit an UltraGuard portable sprinkler unit.
Holiday Makers Return to Shock Fire Scene
A couple from Hanbury returned to their home on Hanslow Road from a holiday last night to discover there house had been on fire whilst there were away.
Flipping Fun in Lichfield
Lichfield Firefighters tried their chances in the pancake race in Lichfield yesterday at the Shrovetide Fair.
House Fire in Tunstall
16.38pm update:
13 Year Old Commended by Fire Service
A teenager from Rising Brook has received a letter of commendation from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for her actions following her discovery of a fire in her home in Rising Brook on the Wolverhampton Road. 
Unattended Cooking Causes Kitchen Fire
Two crews from Longton were called a kitchen fire at a property on Kingsdale Close in Meir yesterday at 4.10pm.
Have You Got What It Takes To Be a Firefighter?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit retained firefighters to serve the local community of Ipstones and the surrounding villages.
MORE Awards Winners
Members of staff from across Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are celebrating today after being rewarded for their hard work and commitment to the fire service.
Accidental House Fire in Burslem
A fire investigation has established that a fire in a property on High Lane in Burslem last night started accidentally.
Save a Life – Stop Smoking
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging smokers to do something for themselves and their loved ones on March 9th for official No Smoking Day – ‘Put it Out, Put it Right out.’
Shrove Tuesday Safety!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care when cooking up their pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.
Three kitchen fires in Lichfield over the weekend
Lichfield firefighters are urging residents to take care when cooking following three separate kitchen fires they have attended over the weekend.