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News Archive

September 2013

Chief Fire Officer takes on top national role
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer will be leading the way on a national stage after taking on a prestigious role.
Staffordshire supports national Older People’s Day
More than 250 people aged over 70 will be given a free home fire risk check as part of a national campaign.
Fatal House Fire at Stone
The cause of a fire at an elderly couple’s house in Stone, near Stafford was accidental, a fire investigation has shown.
House Fire at Stone
A couple in their 80s were pronounced dead at the scene of a fire in their home in Stone, near Stafford, last night. 
Celebrate the cultural festival of Eid
A cultural event to celebrate the Festival of Eid will take place in Stoke-on-Trent this Saturday.
Chief Fire Officer praises the community’s vigilance during strike action
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, today praised members of the community for their vigilance as 999 calls dropped by more than half during the industrial action.
Contingency plans are in place ahead of industrial action
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring residents that robust contingency plans are in place ahead of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union.
Wele Club Hits Three!
Welephant, our big red elephant mascot, is celebrating the third birthday of his club in Staffordshire this week.
Motorists urged to take extra care during strike action
Motorists are being urged to take extra care on Staffordshire’s roads during strike action by the Fire Brigades Union next week.
Staffordshire supports national fire safety campaign
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to follow some top tips as part of a national safety campaign.
Children learn about the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of crime
Hundreds of young people will be learning about the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of crime as part of a high profile campaign.
Take extra steps to reduce fire risk at home
People in Staffordshire are being urged to carry out six simple checks to help make sure they and their homes are as safe as possible during strike action by the Fire Brigades Union next week.
Take Extra Care on Strike Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care at home and on the roads following the announcement by the Fire Brigades Union that its members will take industrial action on September 25.
Chief Fire Officer commends store's action
Quick-thinking colleagues who evacuated more than 700 people from a supermarket when they saw smoke in the lobby, are to be commended by Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer.
Award-winning apprentice scoops prestigious accolade
A multi award-winning apprentice at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been ‘highly commended’ at a regional ceremony.
Staffordshire backs national safety campaign
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to follow some top tips as part of a national safety campaign.
Firefighters tackle blaze at industrial unit
Firefighters have tackled a blaze that broke out at an industrial estate in Tamworth.
Restaurant owners urged to be vigilant
Restaurant and takeaway owners are being urged to clean their extractor fans thoroughly and regularly following a spate of fires in commercial kitchens.
Plans for Stone’s new Community Fire Station are to be showcased
Design plans for the new Community Fire Station in Stone are set to be showcased during a drop-in session on September 18. 
House fire in Stafford
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a significant fire in a mid-terraced property in Marston Road, Stafford.  
Blaze at former pottery factory deliberate
A severe fire at a derelict pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of today was deliberate ignition. 
Firefighters in Hanley and Brewood scrub up for charity
Firefighters from Hanley and Brewood will be taking part in charity car washes on Saturday, September 7.

Firefighters tackle blaze at commercial building
Firefighters are continuing to tackle a blaze which broke out at a commercial building in the early hours of this morning.
Grass fire figures plummet during the school holidays
Figures released today have revealed that the number of grass fires reported during the 2013 school summer holiday has dropped dramatically compared to two years ago.
Firefighters are to host a fun filled day in Ipstones
Firefighters in Ipstones are inviting members of the community to join them for a fun filled day this weekend.
Award-winning apprentice reaches regional finals of competition
An award-winning apprentice at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for a regional accolade.