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News Archive

January 2012

Let’s Work Together Toolkit launch
The agencies behind Let’s Work Together unveiled the toolkit to more than 100 people at a launch event on Thursday 26 January 2012.
Fire Service Issues Warning Following Fatal Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is issuing a warning to Staffordshire residents not to tackle fires. The warning comes following a fatal fire last week.
Rugeley Firefighter Raises Money For Charity
A charity car wash is being held at Rugeley Fire Station this Saturday from 10am – 4pm.
Fire Service Awards Give MORE Recognition
The shortlisted Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service heroes for 2012 have been announced.
Community Room Bookings Success
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s community rooms across 13 community fire stations received over 3,000 bookings last year.
Unattended Gas Fire Causes House Fire in Uttoxeter
An unattended fire caused a house fire on Balance Hill in Uttoxeter on Sunday afternoon.
Kitchen Fire In Eccleshall
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to check that all electrical appliances in the home are safe for use.
Communities Set to Benefit from Partners in Action
Local communities in the Stafford Borough are set to reap the benefits of a new scheme being launched this week.
Stapenhill House Fire Started Accidentally
 A house fire which claimed the life of an 88-year-old woman last night on Cherry Tree Road in Stapenhill started accidentally.
Elderly Woman Dies Following House Fire in Stapenhill
An 88-year-old woman has died following a house fire on Cherry Tree Road in Stapenhill last night.
Do you dare to dangle?
The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of life-enhancing services for the fire and rescue community, is seeking brave volunteers to abseil down the Fire Tower at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters to help raise vital funds.
Community Fire Station Given Splash of Colour
Brightly coloured banners created by pupils from Haywood Engineering College are set to be unveiled at Sandyford Community Fire Station tomorrow.
Fire Fighters Charity Ball Raises Over £2000
A charity ball organised by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has raised £2240 for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Fire Safe Chinese New Year
Revellers celebrating Chinese New Year on 23rd January are being urged to ‘look when they cook’.
House Fire in Burton
Fire and rescue crews from Burton and Tutbury attended a house fire on Ashby Road in Burton at around 10pm last night.
Electrical Fire Safety Week
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people not to let electrical failures or accidents set their world alight as part of Electrical Fire Safety Week this 23-29 January.
Four People Rescued Following Kitchen Fire in Burton
Four people, two adults and two children, were rescued from a kitchen fire on Shobnall Road in Shobnall at just before midnight last night.
Four Chimney Fires in Staffordshire
Staffordshire firefighters have been called to four chimney fires across Staffordshire overnight and this morning.
Fire Service Set To Rise to Challenges Ahead
Staffordshire Fire and rescue Service is on track to make the £4m savings it requires by 2015 with approximately two thirds of the savings already identified.
Flat Fire in Hednesford
A 31-year-old man has been hospitalised following a flat fire on Wilcox Avenue in Green Heath, Hednesford last night.
Kitchen Fire on Uxbridge Street in Burton
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning members of the public to be extra careful when cooking at home. The warning comes following an incident that happened this morning in Burton.
Do you dare to dangle?
The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of life-enhancing services for the fire and rescue community, is seeking brave volunteers to abseil down the Fire Tower at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters to help raise vital funds.
Caravan Fire Started after Clothes Fall on Heater
A caravan fire outside a property on Washdale Lane in Meaford last night started accidentally after clothing fell onto an active gas heater.
Cigarettes Cause Bedroom Fire in Bradwell
At 5.40am this morning, a call was received from occupiers of a property on Knype Way in Bradwell reporting a bedroom fire.
Three Chimney Fires in Staffordshire
Staffordshire firefighters have been called to three chimney fires across Staffordshire in the last 24 hours.
Building Fire in Longton Deliberately Started
A fire in the early hours of this morning at the old John Tams factory on The Strand in Longton was started deliberately.
New Animal Rescue Unit at Leek
A new fire and rescue vehicle is set to benefit animal owners in North Staffordshire. Leek Fire Station has received a brand new animal rescue unit, which will be sent to incidents involving animals that need rescuing.
Wood Chippings Fire in Kinver
Firefighters have spent 12 hours tackling a fire on Stourbridge Road in Kinver.