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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

June 2011

Assisted Technology Alerts Fire Service to House Fire
A man in his 70s and his neighbour were lead to safety by firefighters following a fire in his lounge this afternoon.
Increase in Cannock Cooking Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning to people in the Cannock and Rugeley areas to take care when cooking following 10 incidents in recent months.
No Smoke Alarms at Kitchen Fire Property
No smoke alarms were fitted in a property which suffered a kitchen fire this morning in Gayton.
New Community Fire Station to be Officially Opened
Staffordshire County Council Leader Philip Atkins will officially open Uttoxeter Community Fire Station in East Staffordshire on Monday July 4th.
Fridge Freezer Fire in Kidsgrove
Two crews from Kidsgrove and Sandyford were called to a kitchen fire on First Avenue in Kidsgrove at 8.40pm last night.
Deliberate Fire at Wagon and Horses Pub
A fire which took firefighters more than six hours to extinguish was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have revealed.
Ducklings Fall Foul of Fire Service Drains
Tamworth firefighters fished four ducklings out of drainage pipes running underneath the fire station yesterday.
Deliberate Fire at Former Abattoir in Hanley
Crews from Hanley, Burslem and the aerial ladder platform from Longton were called to a fire at the former Abattoir on Etruria Road in Hanley at 12.30pm this afternoon.
Alcohol and Cooking Don’t Mix
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a stark warning to residents in Staffordshire – don’t drink and cook.
House Fire in Shelton
Crews from Hanley, Newcastle and the aerial ladder platform from Longton are currently in attendance at a house fire on Havelock Place in Shelton.
Chemical Incident in Leigh
Crews from Burton, Stone, Cheadle, Longton and Hanley, including specialist vehicles, have attended an incident at a farm on Leigh Lane in Leigh this morning which involved cleaning chemicals.
Unattended Candles Cause TV Fire
Rising Brook firefighters were called to a fire involving a TV at 7.50pm last night at a property on Edmund Avenue in Castle Bank, Stafford.
High Sheriff Spends the Day with Firefighters
Staffordshire’s new High Sheriff, Simon Clarke has spent the day training with firefighters at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s HQ today.
Firefighters Have a Busy Night in North Staffs
Crews from Hanley, Burslem, Kidsgrove, Sandyford and Newcastle had a busy night last night attending several incidents in and around the city, the majority of which were maliciously started fires.
Ban the Pan
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is working in partnership with Trent & Dove Housing to encourage residents to get rid of their chip pans.
Student Firefighters Receive New Vehicle
Student firefighters in Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit from a brand new firefighting vehicle.
Free Fire Safety Training for Carers in Cannock
A Cannock woman has welcomed free fire safety awareness training being provided by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
HFRCs in Bobbington
Bobbington residents are being urged to take firefighters up on the offer of a free Home Fire Risk Check.
Think Fire Safety During Child Safety Week!
North Staffordshire firefighters will be raising awareness of fire safety in the home during Child Safety Week, 20th – 26th June.
Lichfield Litter Pick
Lichfield Student Firefighters will be doing their bit for the community this Friday by doing a litter pick.
Fire Minister Officially Opens Community Fire Station
Fire Minister, Bob Neill MP has officially opened Tamworth Community Fire Station.
Stranded Car Pushed to Safety by Firefighters
Three men had to be pushed to safety by firefighters after their car became stuck in a fast flowing ford on Furnace Grange Road in Trescott.
Increase in House Fires in Uttoxeter
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have seen an increase in accidental house fires in Uttoxeter over the past three months.
The Kids Who Play With Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service photos and footage will feature on a BBC documentary next week.
Free Fire Safety Training for Carers
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating Carers Week, 13th-19th June, by offering carers free fire safety awareness training.
New Fire and Rescue Authority Vice Chair
Cllr Len Bloomer was yesterday re-elected as the Fire and Rescue Authority Chairman, whilst Cllr Simon Tagg was elected as the new Vice Chairman.
Two Men Rescued from Two Fires
Two men were rescued from their separate flats last night in Clayton and Westlands, following fires in their properties.
Don’t Invite us to Your Fun in the Sun
With temperatures set to peak this weekend, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care when using their barbecues.
Emergency Exercise in Blurton
An emergency exercise has taken place today at a block of flats in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent.