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News Archive

July 2012

Chip Pan Fire in North Staffordshire
A man has been taken to hospital after pouring water on a burning chip pan in north Staffordshire.
Deliberate Building Fire in Cheddleton
A fire investigation into the cause of a building fire in Cheddleton has confirmed that the fire was started deliberately.
Serious Fire at Pointons Accidentally Started
A serious fire involving a large storage shed at Pointons on Felthouse Lane in Cheddleton last night started accidentally, after an engine fault in a large mechanical digger. 
Deliberate Grass Fire on Cannock Chase
Five fire appliances were tied up for almost five hours last night dealing with a deliberately started fire on Cannock Chase.
Water Warning Following Quarry Death
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued an urgent warning about water safety following the death of a teenager at a quarry in Himley near Dudley yesterday.
Success of Student Firefighter Scheme
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating  another successful year in the life of its Student Firefighter scheme after over 200 students were put through their paces in the past academic year.
Uttoxeter Fire Station Community Day
Uttoxeter Firefighters are holding a community day at their community fire station on Cheadle Road in Uttoxeter next Saturday August 4.
Dormer Bungalow Fire in Winshill
Firefighters tackled a large fire at a property on Ashby Road in Winshill last night.
Anniversary of Fire Service Memorial Garden
The 10th anniversary of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Memorial Garden will be celebrated during a special ceremony next week.
Stafford Student Firefighters Go On Camp
Student firefighters from Stafford are going on camp next week thanks to funding from the Staffordshire Local Community Fund.
Information sessions for Residents
Residents are invited to information sessions at Stone, Longton and Penkridge to view plans for the new community fire stations.
Residents Invited to Find Out More About New Community Fire Station
Burton residents are invited to an information session at Burton Fire Station to view plans for the new community fire station.
Chip Pan Fire in Cheddleton
Fire and rescue crews from Leek and Longton were called to an incident on East Drive in Cheddleton on Sunday evening.
Two Kitchen Fires in Hours
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to ‘look when they cook’ following two incidents that have happened over the weekend involving kitchen fires.
Children Warned Flames Aren’t Games
With the summer holidays approaching Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding children and parents that ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ as part of its grass fire prevention campaign.
Swollen River Warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take extra care around water this weekend after heavy rainfall left rivers across the county swollen.
Burton Student Firefighter Passing Out Parade
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at their Celebration of Success event that will be held at Burton Fire Station on 13 July.
Reminder Issued Following Newcastle Kitchen Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to ‘Get Out and Stay Out’ in the event of a fire, following an incident in Basford this morning.
Warning Following Tumble Dryer Fire in Leek
Firefighters have issued a warning to Leek residents following a tumble dryer fire on Abbots Road in Leek yesterday.
Spitfire Themed Community Fire Station Opening
The great nephew of Spitfire Designer, Reginald Mitchell will officially open Kidsgrove Community Fire Station this Friday.
Sprinkler Event a Success
A regional sprinkler conference held last week has proved a success with over 80 delegates attending.
Reminder to Parents Following Stafford Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a reminder to parents to ensure cigarette lighters and matches are kept out of sight and reach of children, following a severe fire at a house on Ranshaw Drive in Stafford last week.
Fun Day at Hanley Community Fire Station
Firefighters are holding a fun day at their community fire station on Lower Bethesda Street in Hanley next Saturday July 14.
Severe House Fire in Stafford
Crews from Stafford, Rising Brook and Penkridge including the aerial ladder platform from Stafford were called to a severe house fire on Ranshaw Drive in Forebridge last night.
Care Home Leads the Way in Fire Safety
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is praising a Stoke-on-Trent care home for leading the way with fire safety.
Chip Pan Fire in Stafford
Firefighters from Rising Brook and Stafford attended an incident on Barnes Road in Highfields, Stafford in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Student Firefighters Passing Out Parade 12th July
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at their Celebration of Success event that will be held at Stafford Fire Station on Thursday 12 July.
Student Firefighter Passing Out Parade 10th July
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at their Celebration of Success event that will be held at Stafford Fire Station on Tuesday 10 July.
Guest House Fire Started Deliberately
An investigation into a guest house fire in the early hours of yesterday morning has established that the fire was started deliberately.
National Road Safety Day Events
The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Safer Roads Partnerships are holding a number of road safety events across the county to raise awareness on July 6 for the Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) National Road Safety Day.