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News Archive

October 2011

Firefighters Rescue Man from Flat Fire
Firefighters rescued a 40 year old man from a flat fire in Newcastle over the weekend.
Fire Service Makes Lord Lieutenant’s Dream Come True
Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant, Sir James Hawley KCVO, has today lived out one of his dreams after a fire engine turned up to take him to officially open Hanley Community Fire Station.
Push the Button as the Clocks go Back
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to push the button on their smoke alarms as they change their clocks this weekend.
Good Guy Puts Firework Safety First
Staffordshire firefighters will urge hundreds of school children to ‘remember remember the 5th of November’ as part of Operation Good Guy.
Join Kidsgrove Firefighters for a Cuppa!
Kidsgrove Community Fire Station will be throwing opening its doors to the local community from 26th October and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.
Morphy Richards Electric Blanket Recall
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging anyone who has had an electric blanket free as part of the electric blanket campaign since 2009 to check the model.
Official Opening for Hanley Community Fire Station
Hanley Community Fire Station will be officially opened by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Sir James Hawley KCVO this Friday.
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer Takes up National Role
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has taken up the position as the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) lead officer for prevention.
Passer-by Rescues Woman and Baby from Flat Fire
A mother and her baby were rescued from their first floor flat by a passer-by with a ladder this morning. The incident happened when a mobility scooter belonging to their neighbour caught fire outside their building and blocked their exit.
Who is Your Fire Service Champion?
The Staffordshire public are being asked to vote for their Fire Service Champion of 2011.
Take Care and Be Aware
A high profile campaign which aims to keep young people safe during the Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations has been launched. 
Scrap Yard Fire in Cheadle
Fire and Rescue crews from Cheadle, Hanley and Longton are currently in attendance at a scrap yard fire on Hillside Industrial Estate in Cheadle.
Smoke Alarm Battery Warning
Staffordshire residents are being advised that their smoke alarm batteries may be affected by the drop in temperature and begin to bleep periodically, signalling a low battery.
Long Service and Good Conduct Awards
Fire and Rescue Service personnel from across the County will be awarded for their long service and good conduct at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday evening.
Firefighters Rescue Family Pets from Kitchen Fire
Three cats and a dog were rescued from a house fire in Leek last night after a neighbour alerted the fire service to an incident on Park Road at 6.40pm.
Firefighters Urge Football Fans to Push the Button!
Firefighters will be at the Stoke vs Fulham football match this Saturday urging football fans to push the button on their smoke alarms.
Road Safety Day in Rising Brook
Drivers are being invited to a road safety day on October 20th at Rising Brook Community Fire Station.
Stafford School Road Safety Event
Firefighters will be visiting year 11 pupils at Weston Road High School next week to discuss the dangers of being distracted whilst driving.
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Awards Ceremony
Fire and Rescue Service personnel from across the County have been awarded for their long service and good conduct at a presentation ceremony last night.
Stone Student Firefighter Receives Award
A Stone student firefighter had received a special award for his role during a fire.
Donation for Eccleshall Student Firefighters
The student firefighters from Eccleshall Fire Station will be presented with a £300 cheque next week during a handover presentation from Eccleshall Parish Council.
Fox’s Biscuits Push the Button
Fox’s Biscuits have joined forces with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for Push the Button 2011!
Firefighter Recruitment in Burslem
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Burslem, have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
Join Hanley Firefighters for a Cuppa!
Hanley Community Fire Station will be throwing opening its doors to the local community from 15th October and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.
Smoke Alarms Save Elderly Woman’s Life
Smoke alarms fitted by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have saved the life of an 82-year-old woman.
Chip Shop Fire in Winshill
Crews from Burton and Swadlincote have attended a fire at a chip shop on Hawfield Lane in Winshill this morning.
Smoke Alarm Saves Man's Life
A man in Tamworth had a lucky escape thanks to a smoke alarm which activated, alerting him to a fire in his home.
Firefighters Rescue Woman Stuck in the Mud
Crews from Ashley and Newcastle, including the water rescue unit, carried out a muddy rescue this morning after a walker got stuck in some mud in Ashley Heath.
Capsule to be Buried at Brand New Fire Station
A time capsule will be buried at Burslem’s brand new community fire station next week.
Argos Join Firefighters to Push the Button
This year, the official Push the Button day will be October 13th and Argos in Stafford have teamed up with firefighters to promote the Push the Button message.
Lichfield Residents Urged to Push the Button
Lichfield residents visiting Argos in the city were quizzed on their smoke alarms yesterday as part of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Push the Button day 2011.