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News Archive

May 2011

Sprinklers Needed in Nursing Homes
Sprinklers could have been prevented the emergency re-housing of elderly residents, following a fire at a local nursing home, according to Staffordshire’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer.
Fire and Rescue Service at County Show!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will once again be at the Staffordshire County Show next week.
Fancy Being a Fire Service Volunteer?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting 24 volunteers to help support the delivery of community fire safety in North Staffordshire.
No HFRC at Fatal House Fire Property
A property on Thacker Drive where a fatal fire occurred on Monday evening had not had a free Home Fire Risk Check Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Fire Safety Afloat!
Staffordshire firefighters will be raising awareness of fire safety afloat as part of National Boat Fire Safety Week which runs from 30th May – 5th June.
Firefighters at Fun Day
Rising Brook firefighters will be at a fun day at the Royal Oak pub in Stafford this Sunday 29th May.
Still Time to Become a Firefighter
People interested in becoming a retained firefighter have until June 17th to hand in their applications to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Push the Button Competition Winner Announced!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have announced the winner of their Push the Button photograph competition.
Woman Hospitalised Following Kitchen Fire
A 27-year-old woman was taken to hospital last night suffering from smoke inhalation following a fire in her kitchen.
Fire at a Farm in Chase Terrace
Firefighters have attended a fire at a farm in Chase Terrace. The call was received at 6:44pm yesterday evening reporting the incident.
Woman Dies in Accidental House Fire
A 49-year-old Lichfield woman has died following a serious house fire at her home on Thacker Drive.
Residents Urged to Help Drive Down Grass Fires
As half term approaches Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to help drive down the number of grass fires by reporting suspicious behaviour and by educating children about the dangers of starting grass fires.
Three Kitchen Fires in Three Days
Firefighters have attended three kitchen fires in three consecutive days in the Cannock area.
Tutbury Team up with Nestle for Fire Safety
Tutbury Fire Station has been working in partnership with Nestlé UK to help train for emergency situations at the Hilton-based factory.
Partners Help Save Local Man
A 97 year-old man has avoided serious harm when his bin caught fire thanks to the installation of assisted technology which was arranged as part of Lichfield District Strategic Partnership’s ‘Let’s Work Together’ initiative.
Firefighter Recruitment in Eccleshall and Gnosall
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Eccleshall and Gnosall, have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
Triathlon Win for Newcastle Firefighter
Newcastle firefighter Jacqui Slack has triumphed as the winning female for a third year running in the National Emergency Services Triathlon Championships.
Parkhall Walkers can be Parkhall Pals
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have initiated a scheme called ‘Parkhall Pals’ to help combat deliberately started fires at Parkhall Country Park.
Firefighters Promoting Fire Safety in Stone
Residents on the Walton Estate in Stone are being urged to accept a free Home Fire Risk Check being offered by firefighters who are out and about in the area over the next few weeks.
Emergency Services Message to Deliberate Grass Fire Culprits
A combination of careless behaviour and deliberate vandalism are being blamed by the emergency services in Staffordshire for causing many of the grass fires across the county during the recent dry weather.
Washing Machine Sparks Kitchen Blaze
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people of the dangers of leaving washing machines turned on when they are not home following a serious kitchen fire in Knypersley on Sunday.
Do you have what it takes to be a Firefighter?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting retained firefighters in the Moorlands and are looking for men and women aged 18 and over to apply.
Service Up For Fire Excellence Award
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been short-listed for a prestigious award in the 2011 Fire Excellence Awards, to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham on May 17th.
Fans - Stand by your Pans this Weekend
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging football fans to take care in the kitchen this weekend as Stoke City take on Manchester City in the FA Cup Final.
Cause of Kinver Fire Uncertain
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have said it is likely they will never know for certain how the huge woodland fire in Kinver started.
Chip Pan Causes Cooker Fire in Uttoxeter
Two crews from Uttoxeter and Abbots Bromley were called to a kitchen fire involving a chip pan and cooker at just after 1.30pm today.
Accidental Cooker Fire in Hanley
Crews from Hanley were called to a terraced property on Festing Street in Hanley in the early hours of this morning after a cooker caught fire.
Lightning Strikes Disused Pub in Milwich
An unused pub was set on fire last night in a freak incident which saw lightning strike the roof of the property and start a severe fire.
Phone Charger Causes House Fire
A family have had a lucky escape from a house fire yesterday after a mobile phone charger overheated and set fire to nearby clothing at around 3.30pm.
Firefighter Retires after 30 Years and Pursues an Acting Career!
Firefighter Pete Ramsay will be hanging up his firefighter’s helmet after 30 years service with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service on Tuesday May 10th but his retirement won’t involve holidays and relaxing!
Bentilee Community Receive Plaque Following Community Support
Stoke-on-Trent Lord Mayor Denver Tolley has today unveiled a plaque at Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre in recognition of support given to a Bentilee family by the local community following a tragic house fire in December last year.
Community Fire Station Has Royal Opening
HRH Earl of Wessex has officially opened Sandyford Community Fire Station in Stoke-on-Trent.
False Alarms Risk Lives
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning that false alarms caused by automatic fire alarm systems are putting lives at risk.  Consequently the Service is urging businesses and building owners to take action to help reduce such calls.
Cigarette Causes Devastating House Fire
Firefighters spent four hours tackling a severe house fire on Hawthornden Close in Uttoxeter last night.
Ongoing Woodland Fire in Kinver
Firefighters are still tackling a fire at Million Woods on Mill Lane in Kinver which has been ongoing since 7.50pm on Monday May 2nd.
House Fire in Silverdale
Crews from Newcastle, Sandyford, Burslem, Hanley and Longton were called to a house fire on Abbey Street in Silverdale just before 6.30pm last night.