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News Archive

November 2011

Gnosall Community Event a Huge Success
Almost 100 people attended the Gnosall Community Event earlier in the week at Gnosall Community Fire Station.
Firefighters and Doctors Train at Staffs Fire HQ
Firefighters have had the chance to work alongside doctors from North Staffordshire BASICS today as part of their road traffic collision rescue module.
Joint Partnership Working Promotes Home Fire Safety and Home Energy Efficiency
Fire Crews from Burton, East Staffs Borough Council and Trent and Dove housing have been working in partnership over the past 8 months to create an "Exemplar Property" in the ward of Anglesey, Burton On Trent. Trent and Dove Housing are leasing the property free of charge to ESBC for a period of nine months.
National Day of Action Update
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring the local community that emergency response will not be affected during this Wednesday’s day of industrial action.
Family Praise Fire Service Following Burton House Fire
A family of six have praised Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s free Home Fire Risk Check service after smoke alarms fitted by the Service alerted them to a fire in their home at the weekend.
Tamworth Mercia Goes Live
Firefighters have started responding from the brand new Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station.
Don’t Let Your Festive Fun Turn into Festive Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging Staffordshire residents to take care as they prepare their homes for the Christmas period.
Older People in Codsall Keep a Busy Mind
A weekly social session for older people in Codsall, run by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, is proving a huge success.
Fire Service 12 Days of Christmas
A class of year six pupils from Berkswich Primary School in Stafford have re-written the ‘12 Day of Christmas’ song and turned it into a Fire Service themed song.
Audit Praises Service’s Financial Management
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been praised for being well positioned to meet the financial challenges ahead, during a recent audit.
Hot Ashes Start House Fire in Marchington
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning to Staffordshire residents who have open fires or log burners in their home, following a house fire in Marchington yesterday.
Fire Authorities Sign Agreement on Fire Control Project
Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authorities have signed a formal agreement to work in partnership to develop a shared Fire Control Service covering Staffordshire and the West Midlands.
Olympic Gold Medallist Opens Cannock Community Fire Station
Cannock Community Fire Station has been officially opened by Olympic Gold Medallist, Imran Sherwani.
Gnosall Fire Station Holding Community Consultation Event
Gnosall Community Fire Station will be holding a community consultation event on 28th November and inviting local members of the community to come along to give their thoughts on the community facilities.
Fire Safety Reminder to Businesses
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding local businesses of their fire safety responsibilities following a fire in Leek earlier in the month.
Stafford Winter Safety
Firefighters will be offering advice on vehicle maintenance and winter driving to shoppers at the Stafford Asda store this Saturday.
Fire Service Hoses to Entertain Zoo Animals
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are donating 10 lengths of old hose to Blackbrook Zoological Park for their animals to have fun with.
Building Fire in Fenton
Fire and rescue crews have been working through the night tackling a fire at the Old Hewitts Factory on Victoria Road in Fenton.
Firefighters Donate Christmas Shoe Boxes
Codsall firefighters and Fire Service volunteers have helped to pack almost 40 Christmas shoeboxes for under-privileged children in other countries as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Fire Safety Features on Festive Tree
Tamworth firefighters have decorated their own Christmas tree which will go on show at St Editha’s Church from tomorrow.
Join Biddulph Firefighters for a Cuppa!
Biddulph Community Fire Station will be throwing opening its doors to the local community from 24th November and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.
Lorry Fire on the A38
Crews from Lichfield, Barton-under-Needwood and Cannock have tackled a severe lorry fire on the A38 today.
Students Targeted in Road Safety Drive
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be providing students at Keele University and Newcastle College with free advice on vehicle maintenance and winter driving.
Olympic Gold Medallist to Open Cannock Community Fire Station
Cannock Community Fire Station will be officially opened by an Olympic Gold Medallist next Monday.
Remembrance Day Parade at Hanley Community Fire Station
Hanley firefighters have today held a Remembrance Day parade in honour of those who have fallen in the line of duty.
Join Newcastle Firefighters for a Cuppa!
Newcastle Community Fire Station will be throwing opening its doors to the local community from 9th November and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.
Staffordshire’s Ceremonial Squad go to Ypres
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Ceremonial Squad will be travelling to Ypres in Belgium, where they will be taking part in three remembrance parades in Ypres throughout the week.
Candle Safety Week
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging candle-users to stay safe for candle safety week.
Ice Safety DVD Launched
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have launched a DVD highlighting the dangers of young people playing on ice in preparation for the winter.
Fires in Weston Coyney Started Deliberately
Two fires in the Weston Coyney area of Stoke-on-Trent last night were started deliberately, fire investigations have established.
Bungalow Fire In Cheadle
A fire investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of a fire, in which a woman had a very lucky escape. Despite having four smoke alarms fitted in the property none of them were working.
Firework Pushed Through Letterbox
A crew from Stafford were called to a house on Mynors Street in Littleworth, Stafford at 11.15pm on Halloween evening, following reports a firework had been pushed through the letterbox.
Pupils Receive Prizes for Poster Competition
Pupils at Berkswich Primary School had a surprise presentation from Stafford firefighters yesterday morning during their assembly.