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News Archive

August 2011

Fancy Being a Fire Service Volunteer?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting volunteers to assist with community safety in South Staffordshire.
Biddulph Community Fire Station to Officially Open
The newly refurbished Biddulph Community Fire Station will be officially opened on Thursday.
Reduce your Risk on Eid!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging Muslim communities to ensure they celebrate the end of Ramadan safely as Eid celebrations are due to begin on Wednesday.
City’s Third New Community Fire Station Goes Live
Firefighters have moved into and started responding from the brand new community fire station in Burslem.
Increase in Accidental House Fires in South Staffs
Accidental house fires in South Staffordshire have quadrupled in the last three months, going from just two fires in May to eight fires last month, prompting firefighters to remind residents to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarm.
Warning Following Eight Barn Fires in One Month
Barn owners are being urged to ensure their barns are properly secured and items inside are stored appropriately following eight barn fires countywide in just one month.
Fire and Rescue Service Asks Why?
Why? That is the question Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking the people who started 26 grass fires deliberately across the county yesterday.
Firefighters Raising Awareness at Beer Festival
Chase Terrace firefighters will be attending the beer festival being held at the Malt Shovel Pub this Sunday to raise awareness of alcohol-related safety messages.
V Festival Free From Major Fire Incidents
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has praised festival goers for taking heed of the recommended fire safety guidance over the weekend.
Smokers Warned Following Flat Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning smokers of the dangers of lighting up in bed, following a fire yesterday in which a man had to be rescued.
Shed Fire in Stafford
Firefighters from Stafford and Rising Brook tackled a shed fire on Milton Grove in the Highfields area of Stafford at 9.20pm last night.
Bin Fires in Stafford
Stafford businesses and residents are being urged to store their bins securely following a number of bin fires.
Uttoxeter Fire Caused Accidentally
A fire investigation has established that a fire on Avocet Close, Uttoxeter yesterday was started accidentally.
Property Fire in Uttoxeter
Crews from Longton, Stone, Stafford, Burton and the aerial ladder platform from Longton are currently in attendance at a fire involving a property on Avocet Close in Uttoxeter.
Fire Warning to Festival Goers
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding revellers going to this weekend’s V Festival that a fire can destroy a tent in just 60 seconds. The Service is urging festival goers to follow basic fire safety advice to ensure no-one is injured by fire.
Barn Fire in The Blythe Accidental
 A fire investigation has established that a fire involving a large barn that contained approximately 50 tonnes of hay started accidentally.
Michelle is Celebrating after Winning the Welehunt!
Nine year old Michelle Bennett from Lichfield is celebrating after scooping a £50 cash prize in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Welehunt on Sunday.
Caravan Fire Safety
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging caravan owners and holidaymakers staying in caravans to take extra care this summer.
Investigation into Fire at Leek Recycling Centre Ongoing
A fire which took over 30 firefighters over four hours to extinguish is still under investigation. 
Building Fire on Wentlows Avenue in Tean
Firefighters remain at a building fire on Wentlows Avenue in Tean which took hold at around 4am this morning.
Fire Service Receives Support from Ethnic Minority Groups
Firefighters in East Staffordshire have been promoting free Home Fire Risk Checks for members of the community who observe the holy period of Ramadan.
Farm Fire on Yarlet Bank
Fire and rescue crews from Stafford, Rising Brook and Stone were called to a fire at a property on Yarlet Bank on the A34 near Stone at 4.20pm yesterday afternoon.
Fire at Hanley Masonic Centre Deliberately Started
Two crews from Hanley were called to a fire at the Hanley Masonic Centre on Howard Place in the early hours of this morning.
Join in the Welehunt!
Local Lichfield children are invited to join the Welehunt this Sunday August 14th in Lichfield town centre.
Cannock Community Fire Station is a Big Hit!
A total of 3,530 people have visited the brand new Community Fire Station in Cannock in the past two weeks, during the drop-in sessions, education visits and the free family fun day.
Codsall Firefighter Celebrates 40 Years Service
Codsall Watch Manager, Dave Bloomer had a surprise waiting for him when he returned to Codsall Fire Station at lunch time today – a celebratory party all for him!
Warning about Storage of Flammable Materials
A fire which destroyed three wooden outbuildings and damaged two houses on Brisbane Road in Tillington yesterday started accidentally.
Deliberate Fire in Cheddleton
A fire that happened in the early hours of this morning in Cheddleton was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Fire at High Street Restaurant in Burton
Three appliances from Burton, including the aerial ladder platform and a fire engine from Barton-under-Needwood were called to a fire at The Ruby on High Street in Burton at 9.20am this morning.
Fish Tank Electrics Spark Fire in Perton
A Perton couple have thanked Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for a free Home Fire Risk Check they have previously had, after advice given during the check meant they were able to get out of their house safely during a fire this morning.
Wheat Fire at Farm in Fisherwick
Crews from Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock, Rugeley and Barton-under-Needwood are currently tackling a fire at a farm off Tamworth Road in Fisherwick.
House Fire in Tillington, Stafford
Fire and rescue crews from Stafford and Rising Brook are currently in attendance to a fire on Brisbane Road in Tillington,
Drop in Session at New Community Station
The newly refurbished Longnor Community Fire Station will throw its doors open to the public for the first time next week.
Community Group Helps Maintain Fire Service Memorial Garden
A community group of adults with special needs who have helped to maintain Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s HQ memorial garden for the last four years will have their efforts recognised by the Stone Town Mayor at a presentation this evening.