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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

January 2013

MORE Awards Shortlist Announced
The shortlisted contenders for the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual MORE Awards have been announced.
Fatal Fire in Lichfield
A 43-year-old Lichfield woman died in a house fire over the weekend.
Lichfield Firefighters Awarded at Presentation
Four front line staff from Lichfield fire station will receive certificates of congratulations for their actions at an incident they attended last year.
Certificate Presentation
Mr Charalampos Iordanidis will be awarded with a certificate of congratulations for his brave actions at a fatal road traffic collision last year.
Four Police Officers Awarded Certificate of Congratulations
Four police officers will receive a certificate of congratulations from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for their brave actions at a house fire last year.
Checks on the Elderly Encouraged
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents to check on elderly and vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours where possible to make sure they’re warm enough and have everything they need following the heavy snowfall across Staffordshire over the last few days.
Residents reminded to prepare for the Cold
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to make sure they’re prepared for the cold weather. Temperatures are set to remain low over the next few days with heavy snowfall also predicted across Staffordshire.
Road Safety Event in Stafford
As the cold weather is forecast to continue over the weekend and into next week, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of icy conditions.
Birches Head Fire Caused by Faulty Lighter
A fire at a house on Acton Street in Birches Head this morning was caused by a faulty cigarette lighter.
Ice Warning as Temperatures Drop Further
As temperatures continue to remain below freezing, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning people of the dangers of frozen lakes and ponds.
Final Planning Permission Granted
Planning permission has been granted for the last community fire station of a £50m initiative by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to create 11 new stations across the county.
Burton Fire Believed to be Accidental
A fire which has left the first floor of a property on Uxbridge Street in Burton severely damaged is believed to have started accidentally.
House Fire in Burton
Firefighters were called to Uxbridge Street in Burton at 6.30pm last night after the occupants arrived home following a day out and realised there was a fire in progress.
Icy Roads Warning in Staffordshire
As cold weather and snow is anticipated over the weekend and into next week, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of icy conditions.
Winter Warming Warning
With temperatures set to drop into minus degrees later this week and into the weekend, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to consider fire safety when trying to keep warm.
Blaze at Cannock Cattery Accidental
Fire investigation officers have established a fire which has destroyed a cattery, killing some of the cats inside, started accidentally.
Barn Fire in Tamworth
Six fire appliances were sent to tackle a large fire at a barn in Tamworth yesterday evening.
Reminder Following Cheadle Chimney Fire
Cheadle firefighters have issued a reminder to local residents to ensure they have their chimneys swept regularly following a chimney fire in Brookhouses on January 2.
Sprinklers Save Trentham Factory
Sprinklers have saved a large factory from a potentially devastating fire yesterday morning.