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News Archive

September 2011

Don’t Invite us to Your Fun in the Sun
With the mini heatwave set to continue this weekend, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is re-issuing its summer safety warning.
Have You Been Pushing Your Button?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service want to know have you been pushing your button?
Firefighters Attending Stone Food and Drink Festival
Stone firefighters will be attending the Stone Food and Drink festival this weekend where they will carry out chip pan fire demonstrations and give people cooking safety advice.
Fancy Being a Fire Service Volunteer?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting volunteers to assist with community safety in Cannock, Stafford and South Staffordshire.
Firefighter Recruitment in Lichfield
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Lichfield, have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
Flat Fire in Blurton Started Deliberately
A flat fire which has hospitalised a 37-year-old woman was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have revealed.
Firefighters Carry out Dramatic Flat Fire Rescue in Blurton
A 37-year-old woman was last night rescued by firefighters during a fire in her first floor flat on Hatfield Crescent, Blurton.
Road Safety Awareness Day in Wombourne
Wombourne firefighters are holding a road safety awareness day at Sainsbury's on Heathmill Road in Wombourne this Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Last Chance to get Charity Ball Tickets
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are hosting the Fire Fighters Charity Ball for a second year.
Positive Response to HFRCs in Baddeley Green
Firefighters have had a positive response to their offer of a free Home Fire Risk Check in the Baddeley Green and Milton areas following a fatal house fire on Stoneyfields Avenue last week.
Residents Urged to Sign Sprinkler E-petition
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging local residents to sign an e-petition to make sprinklers compulsory in all new dwellings.
Fatal Fire Caused by Candles
A fire which claimed the life of a 79-year-old woman from Milton last night started after candles ignited the nearby bedding materials.
Brewood Fire Accidental
A fire involving an outbuilding and three gas cylinders on Tinkers Lane in Brewood yesterday started accidentally Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have established.
Fatal House Fire in Milton
A 79 year old woman has sadly died in a house fire last night in Milton.
Kidsgrove Firefighters Move into New Community Station
Firefighters have today started responding from the brand new community fire station in Kidsgrove.
Stafford Firefighters at Hospital Health Day
Stafford Firefighters will be at Stafford General Hospital’s Health and Safety Day tomorrow talking about fire safety and carrying out demonstrations.
New Director Appointed
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s most senior female operational officer takes up the role of Director of Organisational Performance next week.
Hoax Call Attended in Norton Last Night
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have blasted the person who made a hoax call to the fire service last night reporting a house fire on Ford Green Road, Norton.
Alcohol Statistics Make Sobering Read
Shocking statistics from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have revealed that people under the influence of alcohol or drugs account for 40% of those rescued from accidental house fires.
Bogus Caller Warning in Huntington
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning to Cannock residents following a report of a possible bogus caller operating in the Huntington area.
Rising Brook Birthday Party a Great Success!
Over 100 people attended Rising Brook Community Fire Station’s birthday party yesterday.
Washing Machine Causes Kitchen Fire in Stone
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a fresh warning to Staffordshire residents about leaving washing machines on when you’re not home, following a serious fire in Stone last night.
Fire in Kinver
Five fire crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and neighbouring fire services spent much of last night fighting a fire off the High Street in Kinver.
Kinver Fire Started Accidentally
A fire off the High Street in Kinver last night was started accidentally following the careless disposal of a cigarette.
Free Fire Checks Offered to Horninglow Residents
Horninglow residents are being urged to take firefighters up on the offer of a free Home Fire Risk Check.
Charity Car Wash in Burton
Firefighters from Burton will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash event on Saturday 17th September.
Fire at Day Nursery Evacuates 50
Approximately 40 children and 10 staff have been evacuated from Bobbles Day Nursery on Elsing Street in Fenton this afternoon, following a fire in the roof.
9/11 Anniversary
Members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be attending a service to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and the twentieth anniversary of the Fire Fighters Memorial, at St Paul’s Cathedral this Sunday.
Newcastle Building Fire Started Deliberately
A fire which has left a flat and a candle shop on Hassell Street in Newcastle damaged was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Community Fire Station Holds One Year Birthday Celebrations
Firefighters and the local community will be celebrating one year since the opening of Rising Brook Community Fire Station at a birthday party next Tuesday.
House Fire in Cannock
Firefighters tackled a house fire on Lilac Avenue, Cannock at 10pm last night.
Residents Urged to Look When You Cook
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to "Look When You Cook" after a man was rescued following a kitchen fire in his home
Charity Car Washes at Stone and Eccleshall
Firefighters from Stone and Eccleshall will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash event on Saturday 17th September.
Free Course for Over 65s
Over 65s are being encouraged to book on a free wellbeing course being held at Penkridge Fire Station.
Free Electric Blanket Testing for Staffordshire Residents
Staffordshire residents are being urged to make sure their electric blanket is safe to use this autumn and winter by bringing it to a free testing session.
East Staffs Crews Promoting Fire Safety
Burton firefighters will be popping along to the Fresher’s Fayre at Burton College next week to speak to students about fire and road safety.
Newcastle Community Fire Station Goes Live
Newcastle Community Fire Station has gone live! Firefighters last night started responding from the brand new community fire station.