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News Archive

February 2012

Men Lucky to be Alive Following Flat Fire
Two men in their 30s are lucky to be alive following a fire at a flat on Farmwood Close in Meir in the early hours of this morning.
Leek Man Speaks Out About Chip Pan Fire
A 65-year-old man from Leek has spoken out about the chip pan fire which destroyed his kitchen at his property on Pickwood Close last weekend.
Tumble Dryer Starts Butt Lane House Fire
A tumble dryer has been identified as the cause of a fire in Kidsgrove yesterday which hospitalised a couple in their 60s.
Heater Causes House Fire in Branston
Burton firefighters attended a house fire on Palmer Close in Branston on Monday afternoon at 4.40pm.
Grill Pan Causes Hednesford Kitchen Fire
Crews from Cannock and Rugeley were called to a fire involving a grill pan at 1.25pm this afternoon.
Look When You Cook!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its annual cooking campaign and is encouraging Staffordshire residents to ‘Look When You Cook.’
House Fire in Wolstanton
Firefighters from Newcastle and Sandyford were called to a house fire on Lily Street in Wolstanton at 10.40pm last night.
Staffs Uni Students to be Given Safety Checks
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Staffordshire Road Safety Team are holding a road safety event for Staffordshire University students at the Stafford campus on 22 February between 11am and 3.30pm.
Police and Firefighters Join Forces for Fire Safety
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Police are celebrating the successes of their partnership working, in protecting the most vulnerable from fire, following two incidents in Uttoxeter.
Shrove Tuesday Safety!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care when cooking their pancakes this Shrove Tuesday, which falls on 21 February.
Fire Service Council Tax Contribution to Remain the Same
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority have today agreed not to increase council tax from April.
Residents Urged to Ban the Pan!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging Staffordshire residents to ‘ban the pan’ to mark National Chip Week (20 – 26 February).
Youths Have Lucky Escape from Icy Water
Two teenage boys had a lucky escape from an icy pond in Stafford after one of them fell through the ice on Saturday night.
Kitchen Fire in Rugeley
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people about cooking safety following an incident that happened over the weekend in Rugeley.
Newcastle Time Capsule Burial
A time capsule will be buried at the newly built Newcastle Community Fire Station next week.
Student Firefighter Celebration Event
Stafford Student Firefighters will celebrate receiving a £14,000 donation at an event next weekend.
Codsall House Fire Started Accidentally
A house fire which gutted a house on Pendeford Mill Lane in Bilbrook, Codsall started accidentally after coal or embers from an open fire ignited nearby boxes.
Icy Roads Warning as Temperatures Drop
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is urging drivers to take extra care on the roads due to the icy conditions which are expected to last the week.
Grill Pan Fire in Uttoxeter
Uttoxeter residents are being reminded to ‘look when they cook’ following a grill pan fire in the town.
Look When You Cook Your Valentines Meal
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging Staffordshire’s lovebirds to look when they cook this Valentine’s Day.
Severe Fire in Codsall Destroys House
A semi-detached house on Pendeford Mill Lane in Bilbrook, Codsall has been destroyed by a severe fire last night.
Ice Warning as Temperatures Drop
As temperatures continue to dip, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning people of the dangers of frozen lakes and ponds.
Girls can be Firefighters
A DVD encouraging more women to consider firefighting as a career has been produced.
Cigarettes Warning Following Flat Fire in Stafford
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding people to ensure they dispose of smoking materials safely and appropriately following a flat fire on West Way in Highfields, Stafford last night.
Bedroom Fire Caused by Mobile Phone Charger
A mobile phone charger sparked a bedroom blaze on Lily Street in Wolstanton last night.
Fire Service Has a Busy Weekend of Incidents
The bad weather over the weekend meant that Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were even busier than normal.
Check on the Elderly This Wintry Weekend
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to check on their elderly relatives and neighbours this weekend, with temperatures set to remain low and the possibility of snow.
Almost 100 People Book HFRCs Following Fatal House Fire
Following a fire on Cherry Tree Road in Stapenhill last week, local firefighters spent the last 11 days knocking on doors in the immediate area offering residents free Home Fire Risk Checks.
Woman Tackles House Fire Despite Warning Issued Yesterday
A 53-year-old woman has been hospitalised this afternoon after trying to tackle a fire in her living room.
Winter Warming Warning
With temperatures set to take a dip this weekend, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to consider fire safety when trying to keep warm.
Firefighters Told To Get On Their Bike
Firefighters in Staffordshire are supporting their fire appliance with pedal power on two wheels in a bid to prevent fires.