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News Archive

August 2013

Plans for Rugeley’s new Community Fire Station are to be showcased
Design plans for the new Community Fire Station in Rugeley are set to be showcased during a drop-in session. 
Charity champions put their best foot forward
Charity champions are being invited to put their best foot forward as part of a sponsored run inspired by the film Forrest Gump.
Firefighters tackle restaurant blaze
Eight fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms from across Staffordshire have been tackling a blaze which broke out at a restaurant in Stoke.
Staffordshire leads the way with pioneering project
A pioneering scheme which will see young people training with fire crews and learning vital life skills is set to be launched next week.
Safety warning to parents over matches and lighters
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning parents to keep matches and lighters out of reach of children following a spate of house fires.
Water Safety Warning Following Recent Incidents
 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Police is urging young people to take extra care when in and around water.
V for Victory as minor incidents only at Festival
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has praised V Festival goers for taking care over the weekend which has resulted in a very low number of incidents. 
Crews extricate casualties
Fire and rescue crews from Brewood, Cannock and Stafford were called to a road traffic collision in Featherstone on Saturday night.
The Tamworth Rose!
Tamworth Community Fire Station’s sensory garden has been given a special boost with the planting of a rose to mark its connection to The Queen’s Trust, a charity that provides funds to help young people help others. 
Smoke alarm warning after fire at flat
A fire at a Cannock home could have had tragic consequences due to batteries being removed from two smoke alarms in the property, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned. 
Get Tweeting and Win!
V Festival goers this weekend have the chance of winning free VIP camping tickets for next year’s event by re-tweeting fire safety messages.
Make your V Festival a safe one!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding revellers going to this weekend’s V Festival that a fire can destroy a tent in less than 60 seconds. The Service is urging festival goers to follow basic fire safety advice to ensure no-one is injured by fire. 
Lord Mayor's Gift to Retiring Firefighter
Long-serving firefighter Chris Thompson has been presented with a gift from the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent to mark his retirement.
Takeaway Fire at Bucknall
Firefighters were called to a fire in takeaway premises in Ruxley Road, Bucknall at 15.48 today.
Taking Pride in Stoke
Staff from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be at Stoke Pride on Saturday handing out information on cooking safely, BBQs and the importance of fitting smoke alarms and testing them regularly.
Russian Scouts Visit Fire HQ
Up to 40 scouts from Russia and the UK got the low-down on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service today as part of exchange activities.
Malt Shovel Public House Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has attended a severe fire at the Malt Shovel public house. Firefighters were called to the pub in Lower Lane, Chorley, Lichfield shortly before 5pm last night and remained at the scene throughout the night.
Early Morning Drama for Foal
Firefighters from Hanley and Leek released a foal trapped between metal bars at the base of an electricity pylon at Abbey Hulton in the early hours of this morning. 
Fridge-Freezer Fire at Weston Coyney
Two fire crews from Longton and one crew from Hanley, were called to a fire at a house in Fitzgerald Close, Weston Coyney at about 8pm last night. 
Stafford Hospital Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire at Stafford General Hospital shortly before 10am this morning. 
Celebrate Safely at Eid
"Eid celebrations mean that a lot of cooking takes place so kitchen safety is really important – more than half of fires in the home are caused by cooking accidents."