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News Archive

October 2012

Firefighters Attend Another Unattended Cooking Fire
Firefighters have attended another unattended cooking fire, bringing the total attended since the start of last month to 40.
Dishwasher Fire in Cannock
Crews from Cannock and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service attended a dishwasher fire at a property on Long Lane in Cannock this morning.
Remember, Remember to Celebrate Safely
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to remember, remember to celebrate safely this Bonfire Night.
Fireworks Pushed Through Letterbox in Tamworth
Firefighters have condemned those responsible for pushing three fireworks through the letterbox of a house in Belgrave, Tamworth at the weekend.
Love Your Street and Have a Free HFRC!
Firefighters will be out and about all next week in Brereton offering free Home Fire Risk Checks as part of the council’s Love Your Street campaign.
Push the Button as the Clocks go Back
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to push the button on their smoke alarms as they change their clocks this weekend.
Burton Family Support Fire Service Campaign
A Burton family are supporting Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s cooking campaign following the tragic loss of their mother earlier this month.
Community Fire Safety Event in Rugeley
Fire and rescue crews from Rugeley will be promoting community fire safety at an event on October 29.
Firefighters Urge Football Fans to Push the Button!
Firefighters will be at the Stoke match on October 27 urging football fans to push the button on their smoke alarms.
No Working Smoke Alarms at Tamworth House
Just five days after Push the Button day firefighters have attended a house fire with no working smoke alarms.
Winter Fire Safety as Temperatures Drop
As the temperatures drop and the dark nights close in, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to keep safe from fire in their homes.
Firefighters Rescue Dog From Kitchen Fire
Fire and rescue crews from Stafford, Rising Brook and Eccleshall have rescued a   dog from a kitchen fire earlier today in Stafford.
Chip Pan Fire in Newcastle
Newcastle firefighters were called to a chip pan fire at a property on Hollinshead Avenue in Cross Heath yesterday at 3.44pm.
Retired Firefighter Pens Fictional Book
Retired firefighter Mike Hodgkins is about to release his first fictional fire service story, Better Red Than Dead.
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 23 October.
Planning Permission Granted for Kinver Fire Station
Planning permission has been granted for the rebuild of Kinver Fire Station. The station will be rebuilt to include community facilities on its existing site.
Staffordshire’s Synchronised Smoke Alarm Testing Event!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is hoping the county will be set bleeping tomorrow night as they urge people to take part in a synchronised smoke alarm testing event.
Warning Issued Following Horse Rescue
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people not to put their own lives at risk to rescue animals following a horse rescue in Longnor last night.
Join in the Push the Button Fun!
Brewood residents are invited to join Brewood firefighters for a day of fun at various locations on Push the Button day next Friday October 19.
Cooker Fire in Amington
Tamworth firefighters were called to a cooker fire in Amington, Tamworth yesterday at 2.35pm.
Recycle Your Specs with Staffs Fire
A new recycling scheme has been launched today on World Sight Day between Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Lions International.
Kitchen Fire in Burntwood
Fire and rescue crews from Lichfield and Chase Terrace were called to a property on Highfield Road in Burntwood last night.
Six Wheelie Bin Fires in Fenton Overnight
Longton firefighters attended six wheelie bin fires on Goldenhill Road in Fenton in the early hours of this morning between 3.44am and 5.58am.
Chemical Spillage in Codsall
Firefighters have dealt with a chemical incident at MOOG Aircraft Group on Wobaston Road in Codsall.
Charity Car Wash at Penkridge Fire Station
Firefighters from Penkridge will be holding a car wash event on Saturday 13 October. The event will take place from 9am until 4pm at Penkridge Fire Station.
Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Uttoxeter will be holding a car wash on Sunday 14 October. The event will take place from 10am until 2pm at Uttoxeter Community Fire Station.
Push the Button Take Two: Can You Better it?
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is challenging budding film makers to better the Service’s official Push the Button video by recording their own versions.
Signs Save Lives!
Staffordshire residents are being urged by the emergency services to ensure their house names and numbers are clearly identifiable.
Chief Fire Officer Takes Up National Position
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has taken up a top national role at the Chief Fire   Officers Association (CFOA).
Fire Service Works With University To Help Diagnose Dementia
Scientists at Staffordshire University are pioneering a project that will equip Fire & Rescue services with skills to detect dementia and cut the number of fire deaths in older people.
Students Unveil Specially Designed Gates
Special gates designed by pupils from Haywood Engineering College are to be unveiled at a ceremony at Burslem Community Fire Station next week.
Planning Permission Granted for Burton Fire Station
Planning permission has been granted for the rebuild of Burton Fire Station. The station will be rebuilt to include community facilities on its existing site.