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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

June 2012

Service Experiences High Demand in Calls
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently experiencing a high demand in calls due to localised flooding caused by heavy rain in some areas of the county.
Smoking in Bed Causes Flat Fire in Norton Canes
A first floor flat fire started on Yew Tree Close in Norton Canes after a woman had been smoking in bed.
PFI Information Sessions
Residents are invited to information sessions at their Fire Stations selected for PFI 2 to view plans for the new fire stations.
Chip Pan Fire in Tamworth
Firefighters were called to a chip pan fire at a flat on Glascote Road in Glascote at 11.50pm last night. They attended a cooking fire at the same flat just two months ago.
Smoke Alarm Alerts Family to Barge Fire

A smoke detector fitted by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service saved the life of a mother and daughter when it alerted them to a fire on their narrowboat this morning.

Fire Services Hold Regional Sprinkler Conference
‘Enough is Enough’ when it comes to fire deaths, is the message set to come from a regional conference being held in Stoke-on-Trent next week.
Safety Advice Following Fatal Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued safety advice regarding the use of Bio-Ethanol burners following a fatal fire in Uttoxeter.
Olympic Torch Fire Service Activities
East Staffordshire firefighters are attending a number of events to celebrate the Olympic Torch coming back to Staffordshire.
Bizarre Cause for Leek Fire
A family of four have their smoke alarms to thank for alerting them to a fire in a bedroom last night at their Cromwell Terrace home in Leek, although the cause of the fire wasn’t quite what they were expecting.
Bogus Caller Warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding Tamworth 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.
Two Kitchen Fires Last Night
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to two kitchen fires in Rugeley and Stafford within hours of each other last night.
Unattended Tea Light Starts Bathroom Fire
An unattended tea light left on a wicker basket started a fire in the bathroom of a property on Catkin Walk in Rugeley just before midday yesterday.
Blurton Building Fire Started Deliberately
A fire which ripped through a disused working men’s club on the Newstead Industrial Estate in Blurton last night was deliberately started.
Increase in East Staffordshire House Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people in East Staffordshire to be extra vigilant this summer, as latest figures show an increase in accidental house fires.
Uttoxeter Fire Started Accidentally
A fire which hospitalised a Uttoxeter woman started accidentally Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Fire Service Talks to Local Community About Change Proposals
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is launching a public consultation into some of the proposed changes and developments facing the organisation over the next two years.
House Fire in Uttoxeter
Firefighters from Uttoxeter, Abbots Bromley and Longton are tackling a severe house fire on Wood Lane in Uttoxeter.
Lord Lieutenant to Officially Open Burslem Community Fire Station
Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE will be officially opening Burslem Community Fire Station tomorrow.
Community Fire Stations Company Appointed
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced the company they would like to take forward the rebuilding of 11 fire stations in the county.
Fire at Bibbys in Stone Deliberately Started
A fire involving a storage container behind Bibbys Social Club was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.