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News Archive

July 2011

Willets Bathrooms Fire Started Deliberately
A fire at a disused building in Hanley last night was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Woman Rescued from House Fire in Burton
Crews from Burton and Barton-under-Needwood were called to a house fire on Byrkley Street in Burton at 4.35pm yesterday.
Reduce your Risk this Ramadan!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging Muslim communities to ensure they celebrate safely during Ramadan, a month long celebration that starts August 1st.
Burton House Fire Caused by Cigarette
A fire on Byrkley Road in Burton yesterday, which hospitalised a 49-year-old female, was started accidentally by a discarded cigarette.
Young Couple Rescued from House Fire in Leek
Firefighters have rescued a young couple from a fire at a property on Ball Haye Green Road in Leek in the early hours of this morning.
Cannock Community Fun Day!
Cannock Community Fire Station will be holding a free Community Fun Day this Saturday from 11am – 4pm.
Large Fire at Biffa Site Started Accidentally
A large fire at the Biffa Newstead Landfill Site on Alderflat Drive in Blurton which took firefighters for over 17 hours started accidentally Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Firefighters Climbing 'Everest' at the Waterways Festival
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters will be carrying out a charity ladder climb to rival the height of Mount Everest this weekend.
Summer Safety at Parkhall
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are holding a Summer Fire Safety Event at Parkhall Country Park Visitors Centre on Friday 29th July from 10am to 2pm.
Join Cannock Firefighters for a Cuppa!
Cannock Community Fire Station will be throwing opening its doors to the local community from 28th July and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.
Don't Tackle Fires - Calls the Experts
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a reminder to residents in Staffordshire not to attempt to tackle fire themselves.
Brewood Firefighters Help Set up Village Park
Brewood firefighters dedicated an afternoon to helping complete the new Bishops Wood Village Park in Brewood this week.
Over 100 Young People Receive the Toyota Treatment
Rugeley Fire Station is celebrating two years of educating new drivers and young people about road safety.
Parents Asked to Tell Children - Flames Aren’t Games
As the children break up for the school holidays Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding parents and guardians to ensure young people are aware of the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires.
House Fire in Tamworth
Fire and rescue crews from Tamworth and Lichfield were called to a house fire in Wynyates, Coton in Tamworth late last night.
National Road Safety Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be supporting the Chief Fire Officer Association’s (CFOA) National Road Safety Day on July 22nd in preparation for the big holiday getaway weekend.
Smoke Alarms Save Woman’s Life
A woman has been rescued by firefighters from a house fire in the early hours of this morning, thanks to her smoke alarms.
Hanley Firefighters to Move into New Station
Firefighters will start moving into the newly built Hanley Community Fire Station from Monday.
Longnor Community Fire Station to Officially Open
The newly refurbished Longnor Community Fire Station will be officially opened on Thursday.
Fire Station Facilities Events
Local organisations are being invited to two information events to find out more about the facilities available at the new community fire stations, currently under construction.
Burton Teenagers Warned Flames Aren’t Games
Burton firefighters are visiting high schools in the area to raise awareness of the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires as part of their ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ campaign.
Stafford Student Firefighters Awarded
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at a Celebration of Success being held at Stafford Fire Station next Tuesday.
Fire Service Consults Local Community on Proposed Station Move
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding two public meetings to give local residents the opportunity to view and discuss re-building plans for the Community Fire Station currently located at Ashley.
Barn Fire in Betley
Firefighters are currently tackling a barn fire on Church Lane in Betley.
Fire in Silo at Pointons
Firefighters have tackled a fire in the early hours of this morning at John Pointon & Sons Ltd on Felthouse Lane in Cheddleton.
Warning Issued Following Village Hall Fire
Businesses in Tutbury are being urged to store their wheelie bins securely following a fire in the early hours of this morning.
Fire in Great Haywood
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of leaving electrical appliances unattended. The warning comes following a bungalow fire yesterday afternoon on Tolldish Lane in Great Haywood.
New Station Opens to the Community
The newly built Cannock Community Fire Station is throwing its doors open to the public. Children will be amongst the first visitors as the station holds a schools’ week from 18th – 22nd July.
Bungalow Fire in Great Haywood
Firefighters are currently tackling a bungalow fire on Tolldish Lane in Great Haywood. The call was received just after 1pm reporting the incident.
BEKO Fridge Freezer Warning
Staffordshire residents are being urged to check their BEKO fridge freezers after a number of appliances caused fires.
Building Fire in Leek
Fire and rescue crews from Leek and Ipstones have attended a building fire on Park Road in Leek. The call was received just before 7pm yesterday evening.
Cooking related incidents
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have raised fresh concerns over cooking being left unattended following two more incidents over the weekend despite issuing several warnings about cooking safety last week.
Codsall Community Fire Station Consultation
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding two public meetings to give local residents the opportunity to view and discuss plans for the new Codsall Community Fire Station.
Fire Safety Reminder for Parents
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding parents and guardians to ensure that children in their care are educated about fire safety and the dangers of playing with fire.
Don’t Cook Whilst Under the Influence of Alcohol
That’s the repeated safety message from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service after a man had to be led to safety by firefighters in the early hours of this morning.
Youngster Wins Bike Courtesy of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
11 year old Travis McCausland will be the envy of all his friends when he gets home from school this afternoon as he was today presented with a brand new bike!