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News Archive

September 2012

Firefighter Recruitment in Brewood
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Brewood, have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
It’s Time to Push the Button!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its annual Push the Button Day campaign.
Candle Starts Bedroom Fire in Burton
Two men had a lucky escape from a bedroom fire in the early hours of this morning in Burton.
East Staffordshire Senior Fire Officer Retires
East Staffordshire’s most senior fire officer Mick Archer is retiring next Wednesday October 3 after 30 years’ service – almost to the day!
Firefighters Present Cheques to Local Charities
Hanley firefighters will be presenting cheques to local charities at a presentation this Friday.
Blocked Chimney Causes House Fire in Trysull
Crews from Codsall and Wombourne as well as two fire engines from West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property on Trysull Holloway in the early hours of this morning.
Tumble Dryer Causes Trentham Garage Fire
Firefighters from Longton and Cheadle were called to a severe garage fire on Monkleigh Close in Trentham at 4.50pm yesterday.
Rugeley Kitchen Fire Started After Woman Fell Asleep
Crews from Rugeley and Abbots Bromley rescued a 44-year-old woman from her Lovatt Court property in Rugeley at 10.36pm on Saturday night.
Old Paraffin Boiler Starts Severe Bedroom Fire
Uttoxeter, Cheadle and Derbyshire firefighters were called to a severe bedroom fire at a property on Stramshall Road in Spath, near Uttoxeter this morning.
Meir Man Saved by Smoke Alarms
A 57-year-old Meir man was rescued by firefighters from a fire in his flat on Fawn Close at 8.55pm last night, after his neighbour heard his smoke alarms operating and called 999.
Deliberate Wheelie Bin Fires Cause Evacuation
Around eight apartments had to be evacuated in the early hours of this morning after the deliberate ignition of two wheelie bins caused gas and electricity disruption.
Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station Opening
The Chief Executive of Tamworth Borough Council, Anthony E. Goodwin, will officially open Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station next Tuesday.
Rugeley Family Fun Day!
Rugeley firefighters are holding a family fun day on September 29 10am – 4pm at the Bryan’s Lane Fire Station.
Reminder to Students Following Cooking Fire
Five students living in shared accommodation on London Road in Newcastle managed to escape a house fire thanks to an early warning from their smoke alarms.
Family Fun Day Huge Success!
Almost 5,000 people were treated to a fire service frenzy at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Day on Saturday and over £2,000 is expected to have been raised for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Elderly Man Hospitalised Following House Fire
A 90-year-old man has been hospitalised following a blaze involving an electric fire at his home on Grangewood Road in Meir in the early hours of this morning.
Burton Family Fun Day!
Burton firefighters are holding a family fun day on September 23 11am – 4pm at the Moor Street Fire Station.
Firefighter Recruitment in Newcastle & Ashley
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the people of Newcastle and Ashley, have you got what it takes to be a firefighter?
Fire at Little Stoke Farm
Firefighters from Stone, Stafford and Cheadle have been tackling a fire at a farm off Uttoxeter Road in Little Stoke all morning.
Dementia Conference pledge to improve quality of life
Fire and Rescue services from across the UK are pledging to improve the lives of people living with Dementia and their carers at a conference held at Staffordshire University.
Welcome Drop in Grass Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed a welcome drop in the number of grass fires attended by the Service in 2012.
Children Start Bedroom Fire Playing with a Lighter
Children started a bedroom fire at a property on Brunswick Place in Hanley at 8.35am on Saturday morning.  
Large Field Fire in Himley
Over 40 firefighters spent the afternoon and into the evening tackling a severe field fire at Himley Hall in Himley yesterday.
Family Fun Day at Fire Service HQ!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding the biggest event in its calendar, its bi-annual Family Day this weekend!
Competition Winners to get VIP Treatment at Family Day
Six competition winners and runners up from the North Staffordshire Carer’s Association will receive certificates of achievement and receive a VIP day at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Day this weekend.
Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Lichfield will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash event on Saturday 15th September. The event will take place from 9.30am until 4pm at Lichfield Fire Station.
Tamworth Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Tamworth will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash event on Saturday 15th September. The event will take place from 11am until 2.30pm at Tamworth Community Fire Station.
Charity Car Wash in Stone
Firefighters from Stone will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a National Car Wash event on Saturday 8th September. The event will take place from 10am until 3pm at Stone Fire Station on Fillybrooks Road in Stone.
Freshly Laundered Clothes Start Kitchen Fire
Crews from Hanley and Burslem were called to a kitchen fire on Highton Street, Milton in the early hours of this morning.
Cooker Fire in Kinver
Fire and rescue crews from Wombourne and Kinver were called to a fire last night on Church View in Kinver.
Firefighter’s Plea to Residents: Don’t Tackle Fires Yourself
Burton firefighters have issued a plea to residents not to tackle fires themselves following an incident in Stapenhill last night.
Staffordshire Residents Reminded Home Fire Risk Checks Are For Everyone
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents that a free Home Fire Risk Check is for anyone in Staffordshire who wants one.
Motorists Urged to Think Before Parking
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging motorists think before they park due to issues they are having driving fire engines down a number of streets in the County.