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News Archive

November 2012

Don’t Let Festive Fun Turn into Festive Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging Staffordshire residents to take care as they prepare their homes for the Christmas period.
Carbon Monoxide Warning Following Incident Increase
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to ensure they have their gas appliances checked by a professional on an at least annual basis, following an increase in carbon monoxide incidents since the weather became colder.
Fire Service Repeats Call for Government to Think Sprinklers
Following the tragic death of 63 year old Susan Walker in a fire at her Burton home last week, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has repeated its calls for changes in building regulations that would put sprinkler systems in all newly built homes.
House Fire on Birks Street in Stoke
Fire and rescue crews from Hanley and Newcastle attended a house fire on Birks Street in Stoke yesterday evening.
Poster Competition Winners Receive Visit from Welephant
Five year six children at Christ Church Primary School in Fenton have been presented with £10 book tokens by Welephant during school assembly this morning, so winning a road safety poster competition.
Sixth Fatal Cigarette Fire in Three Years
The death of a 63-year-old Burton woman brings the total number of fatal cigarette fires over the last three years in Staffordshire to six.
Free Pizza When You Book a Home Fire Risk Check!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Domino’s Pizza to encourage Stafford residents to book a free Home Fire Risk Check.
Elderly Lady Rescued From House Fire in Burton
Fire and Rescue Crews from Burton and Tutbury rescued an elderly lady from a house fire on Goughside in Burton yesterday afternoon.
Planning Permission Granted for Community Fire Station
Planning permission has been granted for the rebuild of Lichfield Fire Station. The station will be rebuilt to include community facilities on its existing site.
Planning Permission Granted for Community Fire Station
Planning permission has been granted for the rebuild of Penkridge Fire Station. The station will be rebuilt to include community facilities on its existing site.
Electrical Fault Causes Stafford House Fire
Overloaded plug sockets are to blame for a house fire which broke out last Friday afternoon on St Peter’s Gardens in Rickerscote.
Planning Permission Granted for Community Fire Stations
Planning permissions have been granted for new community fire stations in Longton and Loggerheads.
Carbon Monoxide Warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to ensure that they have their heating equipment serviced before the winter period sets in.
Lucky Escape after Smoke Alarms Dismantled
A woman and her son had a lucky escape from a kitchen fire at 6.50am this morning in Meir.
Celebrate Safely This Diwali
Staffordshire residents are urged to take care whilst they are celebrating Diwali by staying safe in the kitchen and using fireworks responsibly.
Biddulph Fire Caused by Cigarette
A house fire in Biddulph which has left an elderly woman hospitalised was caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette a fire investigation has established.
Staffordshire’s Ceremonial Squad go to Ypres
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Ceremonial Squad will be travelling to Ypres in Belgium, where they will be taking part in remembrance parades throughout the week.
Elderly Lady Rescued from Fenton House Fire
A 93-year-old lady was led to safety by firefighters following a house fire at her Victoria Road home in Fenton last night.
Busy Bonfire Weekend for Fire Service
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to 63 incidents last night – 24 of which were regarding bonfire or fireworks.
Firefighters Attacked on Bonfire Night
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has condemned the youths who attacked firefighters and threw bricks and fireworks at fire appliances last night.
Heating Warning Following Flat Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning about putting combustible items too close to heating appliances, following a severe flat fire in Tamworth.
Who is Your Fire Service Champion?
Nominations have opened for the Staffordshire public to vote for their Fire Service Champion of 2012.
Fire Service Twitterthon for Bonfire Weekend
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be holding a Twitterthon on Saturday November 3 and will be tweeting live incident information from 6.30pm – 11.30pm.
Elderly Lady Rescued From House Fire
A 71-year-old woman has been rescued from a house fire this morning on Washington Close in Biddulph.