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News Archive

March 2012

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?
Firefighters Told To Get On Their Bike
Firefighters in Stone are supporting their fire appliance with pedal power on two wheels in a bid to prevent fires.
Firefighters Issue Warning Following Newcastle Kitchen Fire
Staffordshire firefighters have today issued a warning following an incident on Forber Road in Newcastle yesterday.
Petrol Storage -Statement
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Head of Risk Reduction, Glynn Luznyj said: “We would advise people not to store large amounts of fuel in garages, due to the increased risks to occupiers and firefighters.
Flames Aren’t Games Billboards
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are positioning four billboards near to known grass fire hotspots around the county.
Eccleshall Student Firefighters Receive £7,000 Funding
Eccleshall Student Firefighters have received £7,000 from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Communities Means Business Leader Programme.
Chip pan Caused Stafford Flat Fire
A fire which has left a first floor flat off School Lane in Stafford uninhabitable was caused by a chip pan being left unattended.
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 27 March.
Smoke Alarms Save Lives of Newcastle Couple
An elderly couple from Newcastle have today credited smoke alarms fitted by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with saving their lives.
Cigarette Causes Shed Blaze
Crews from Longton and Newcastle were called to a fire involving a shed in the rear garden of a property on Barlaston Old Road in Trentham late Friday night.
Flames Aren’t Games DVD Launched
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a DVD to run alongside the Flames Aren’t Games grass fires campaign.
‘Flames Aren’t Games’ Grass Fire Campaign
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its annual campaign to highlight the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires after statistics revealed there were over 1000 grass fires in the county last year.
StreetStadiaTM Sporting Arena Launched
A new portable sporting arena has been launched by Cannock firefighters for young people aged 8 – 17.
Martec Fire Started Deliberately
A fire involving Martec Training’s building on London Road in Newcastle last night was started deliberately.
Two Cooking Fires Within Hours
Stoke-on-Trent firefighters were called to two separate cooking fires within little over an hour of each other last night.
Four Preventable House Fires
North Staffordshire firefighters have attended several accidental house fires this weekend, all of which were preventable.
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 19 March.
Hair Straighteners Cause Flat Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to turn hair straighteners off when they’re not in use following an incident yesterday in Bucknall.
New Road Safety Package to be Launched
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be launching a new road safety package aimed at young drivers this Thursday at Burton Fire Station.
Warning to Businesses
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging businesses to ensure that any combustible materials on the premises are secure and out of sight outside of working hours.
Biddulph Moor Residents Book Fire Safety Checks
Biddulph Moor residents have taken firefighters up on the offer of a free Home Fire Risk Check, following a fire that took the lives of a local couple.
Kitchen Fire in Burton Manor, Stafford
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to ‘look when they cook’ following an incident that happened on Saturday afternoon in Stafford.
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 13 March.
Kitchen Fire in the Westlands
Firefighters have tackled a kitchen fire at a flat in the Westlands, Newcastle. The incident comes just one day after a similar kitchen fire in Stone.
Kitchen Fire in Stone
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to ‘look when they cook’ following a kitchen fire in Stone.
Firefighter Recruitment
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Kidsgrove, Barton-under-Needwood, Brewood and Abbots Bromley - have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
Lichfield Cathedral School Fire Caused by Laptop
A fire at a school in Lichfield which resulted in 200 children being evacuated yesterday afternoon was caused by a laptop.
Fatal Berryhill Fire Started Accidentally
A fire which claimed the life of a 67-year-old man appears to have accidentally been started by smoking materials Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Warehouse Fire on Fradley Industrial Park
Around 25 firefighters were tackling a severe blaze at Farm Services on the Fradley Industrial Park on Common Lane last night.
Cathedral School Fire Update in Lichfield
A fire at Cathedral School on The Close, Lichfield has now been extinguished.
Third Fire Fatality in Four Days
An elderly man has died in a flat fire last night in Berryhill, Stoke-on-Trent.
Cathedral School Fire in Lichfield
Firefighters are tackling a fire at Cathedral School on The Close, Lichfield following an emergency call shortly before 2.30pm.
Service’s Shock at Serious Fires
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford has expressed his shock at three serious fires in just four days in North Staffordshire. Three people have died and a family of three have been hospitalised in the incidents.
Hanley House Fire Caused by Halogen Heater
A fire which hospitalised two children and their mother started after a combustible item was left too close to a halogen heater.
House Fire on Baskerville Road in Hanley
A mother and two young children aged two and six have been taken to hospital following a house fire on Baskerville Road in Hanley last night.
Fatal Fire in Biddulph Started by Gas Heater
A fire which claimed the lives of an elderly couple in Biddulph Moor started accidentally after an armchair and other nearby combustible items in close proximity to a gas heater caught fire.
Firefighters Offer Safety Advice to Biddulph Moor Residents
Firefighters are offering safety advice to Biddulph Moor residents following a fire which took the lives of an elderly couple yesterday evening.
MORE Awards Winners 2012
The MORE Awards winners have been announced!
Charity Car Wash at Lichfield Fire Station
Firefighters from Lichfield will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country this Saturday to take part in a National Car Wash event.
Elderly Couple Die in House Fire
An elderly couple, believed to be in their 80s, have died in a house fire in the Staffordshire Moorlands last night.
Funding awarded to West Midlands and Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authorities
In July 2011, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) identified £81m in funding for Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) in England to improve their Fire Control (FC) Command and Control (CC) systems.
Lose Some Sleep but Save a Life
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make a potentially life-saving move when they change their clocks this weekend on Sunday 25 March – by taking a moment to test their smoke alarms too.
Chief Fire Officer Clocks up 30 Years’ Service
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford will be celebrating 30 years in the fire and rescue service this Thursday.
Two Kitchen Fires in 36 Hours
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to ‘look when they cook’ following two kitchen fires in the last 36 hours.