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News Archive

May 2012

Celebrate Safely This Jubilee Weekend!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding people to celebrate safely this Jubilee weekend. 
Fire and Rescue Service at County Show!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will once again be at the Staffordshire County Show next week.
Flames Aren’t Games
With half term approaching Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding children and parents ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ as part of its grass fire prevention campaign.
Two Barn Fires in 24 Hours
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has attended two separate barn fires in the last 24 hours – both believed to have started accidentally due to spontaneous combustion.
Batteries Removed from Smoke Alarms
A Tamworth house could have been destroyed had a vigilant member of the public not spotted a fire in progress this morning.
We Don’t Want to Save Your Bacon!
With the hot weather set to continue into the weekend Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding Staffordshire’s residents that they don’t want to have to save your bacon!
House Fire in Lichfield
A women and two children were taken to hospital following a house fire on Stychbrook Gardens, Lichfield on Saturday morning.
Celebrate Safely This Summer!
The countdown to the Olympics has well and truly begun and so has Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s summer safety campaign.
Businesses Reminded of Fire Risk
Businesses are being reminded to take fire safety seriously after latest figures from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service revealed that there were over 300 fires at commercial premises between April 2011 and March 2012. Over 100 of these were started deliberately.
Service Reports a Positive Financial Year
Despite the funding reductions affecting public sector organisations across the country, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is confident it can continue to rise to the challenges ahead. The Service has made savings of around £1.5 million in the previous financial year.
Community Event at Tamworth Fire Station
An event will be held at Tamworth Community Fire Station next Tuesday evening hosted by Redeeming Our Communities (ROC). ROC Conversations will give local people the chance to discuss ways of working together in the community.
Fire Investigation Figures Revealed
Latest figures reveal that Staffordshire’s 17 Fire Investigation Officers spent a total of 737 hours determining the causes of fires last year.
Barton Fire Station to be Refurbished
The people of Barton-under-Needwood are set to benefit from a refurbished fire station, complete with community room and emergency services partnership room.
Hotel Fire in Birches Head
Fire and rescue crews from Sandyford, Hanley and Burslem were called to a fire at the Birches Head Hotel last night.
Farm Fire in Penkridge Started Accidentally
A fire at a farm on Lower Drayton Lane in Lower Drayton in Penkridge at the weekend was started accidentally.
Two Kitchen Fires in Burton Within Hours
Firefighters have attended two kitchen fires in Burton today which were less than three hours apart.
Fire Service’s Disgust at Arson Attacks
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has expressed its disgust at the number of serious arson attacks carried out in the past year.
Drivers Warned to Take Extra Care on Roads
Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads in the wet weather following three road traffic collisions in just over one hour this morning.
Extrication Challenge Winners
 A team of firefighters from Brewood have been named the winners of this year’s extrication challenge following a competition held on Saturday at Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters.
Call for Sprinklers Following Fatal Fire in Derbyshire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is echoing calls made by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service for the fitting of sprinklers in new domestic properties and those that are vulnerable from fire.
Stone Student Firefighter Celebration Event
Stone Student Firefighters will celebrate receiving a donation at an event next Friday.
Bogus Caller Warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding Staffordshire residents that any Fire Service personnel visiting their home will be wearing fire service uniform and have photographic identification which displays their full name and brigade number.
Firefighters Compete in Extrication Challenge
Firefighters from across the County will be taking part in a road traffic collision competition this Saturday.
Kitchen Fire in Upper Tean
Cheadle firefighters were called to a kitchen fire off Draycott Road in Oakhill, Upper Tean on Sunday.
Smoke Alarms Alert Family of Five to Fire
A family of five managed to escape a fire in their home on Huntingdon Road in Stapenhill on Saturday night thanks to working smoke alarms fitted by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service giving them an early warning.
Two Weekend Animal Rescues in Stafford
Stafford firefighters were kept busy over the weekend, rescuing a cow and a deer which had both become trapped in separate circumstances.
Smoke Alarm Alerts Family of Five to Flat Fire
A smoke alarm has alerted a family of five to a fire in their ground floor flat in Perton.
Chemical Spillage at Moog
Four fire engines and two specialist appliances have been sent to a chemical spillage at Moog on Wobaston Road in Codsall this afternoon.
Sprinklers Confine Factory Fire
Sprinklers helped to extinguish a fire at the TK Maxx factory on Dalewood Road in Chesterton in the early hours of this morning after a fire broke out in a bailing machine.
Project Manager Appointed to Deliver Shared Fire Control Project
A Project Manager has been appointed to help deliver a shared Fire Control Service for the West Midlands and Staffordshire.