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News Archive

July 2013

StreetStadiaTM will keep the boredom at bay during the school holidays
The portable sporting arena, StreetStadiaTM, will be entertaining youngsters in Tamworth this summer.
Stoke-on-Trent takes the lead in new sprinkler fire safety technology
Fire experts and housing chiefs have come together to deliver an innovative £150,000 safety upgrade in two low rise blocks of council flats in Hanley.
Water Warning Following Tragic Deaths

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is again urging young people not to swim in rivers and quarries following the tragic deaths of two teenage girls yesterday.

StreetStadiaTM will keep the boredom at bay during the school holidays
The portable sporting arena, StreetStadiaTM, will be entertaining youngsters in Staffordshire throughout the school summer holidays.

Specialist firefighting equipment to be showcased at Leek Show
Firefighters will demonstrate a range of specialist equipment when they visit the Leek Show.
Safety warning to parents
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning parents to make sure that smoking materials such as lighters and matches are out the reach of children.
Clarification of incorrect article - shared fire control centre
Clarification of incorrect information published in a newspaper article regarding job numbers at the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and West Midlands' shared fire control centre.
Staffordshire urges grounding of sky lanterns
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents and event organisers not to set off airborne lanterns. 
Firefighters scrub up for charity
Firefighters from Burslem will be taking part in a charity car wash event on Saturday July 20. The event will take place from 10am until 3pm at Burslem Community Fire Station on Hamil Road in Burslem.
Official opening of Community Fire Station
Barton-under-Needwood’s new Community Fire Station has been officially opened during a special ceremony.
Campaign to crackdown on drink driving in Lichfield
Firefighters and police officers will be joining forces this weekend to offer potentially life-saving advice to revellers in Lichfield.
Brewood Firefighters Praised for Hot Work
Searing temperatures went to the heads of a team of retained firefighters from Brewood in a national competition for extrication – and earned them praise from Merseyside’s Chief Fire Officer. 
Grass fire warning ahead of summer holidays
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning young people who deliberately start fires that they could face up to two years in prison or be hit with a maximum fine of £5,000.
Contract signed for 11 Fire Stations
Eleven new community fire stations for Staffordshire have been given the official go-ahead. 
Pioneering pilot scheme set to be launched in Newcastle-under-Lyme
An innovative pilot scheme which encourages people to give the gift of time – and to get it back in return - is to be launched in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
BBQ Safety Warning

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to be extra careful when using barbecues. The warning comes following an incident that happened earlier this week.

Fire Service says talk to us about our future!
Staffordshire residents, businesses and community groups are being urged to have their say and help Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service plan its future.
Water Safety Warning Following Tragic Incidents
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging young people not to swim in unauthorised waters following three incidents that happened over the weekend. 
Potentially life-saving campaign reminds of fire risks
A potentially life-saving campaign which aims to highlight fire risks in the home has been launched ahead of Ramadan and Eid.
Summer safety tips as temperatures soar
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging fun-lovers to be safety savvy as temperatures soar to around 26 degrees.
Hanley fire station is set to host a family fun day
Firefighters in Hanley are inviting the community to an action packed family fun day at the city’s station. 
Brewood To Take Part in Extrication Challenge Finals
Firefighters from Brewood will be taking part in the national finals of an extrication challenge later this week. 
Severe Fire in Smethwick
Fire and rescues crews from Staffordshire are currently supporting colleagues from the West Midlands Fire Service at a severe fire. 
House Fire in Tamworth
Fire and Rescue Crews from Tamworth and two appliances from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a house fire in Clifford Street, Tamworth, in the early hours of yesterday morning.