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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

October 2013

Residents are reminded to be vigilant during national FBU strikes
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding revellers to take extra care during Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations ahead of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union this weekend.
Bonfire Night activities to help combat anti-social behaviour
Entertainment and activities will be available in Shelton during the Bonfire Night celebrations in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour which plagued the area last year.
Fire Cadets Pack Bags
Staffordshire Fire Cadets will be helping customers to pack their shopping bags in Longton this weekend. 
Take extra care during strikes
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care during bonfire activities and also at home and on the roads during two further national strikes by the Fire Brigades Union. 
Motorists urged to take extra care following another severe weather warning
Motorists are being urged to take extra care on Staffordshire’s roads following another severe weather warning from the MET Office. 
Sixty pigeons die in blaze
Sixty pigeons have died following a blaze that broke out at Kidsgrove in the early hours of yesterday morning. 
Junior 'Mayor and Mayoress' visit fire service
Two pupils from Hassell Street School in Newcastle visited the learning and development centre at the fire service headquarters as part of democracy week.
Celebrate safely over Bonfire Night and Diwali
Revellers are being urged to celebrate safely during the Bonfire Night and Diwali festivities.
Keep the boredom at bay during half term
Young people will be able to keep the boredom at bay during half term thanks to activities organised by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Push the button when the clocks go back
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this weekend.
Hair straighteners spark blaze
Firefighters have tackled a blaze that broke out in a bedroom at a Knypersley home.
High profile campaign to keep young people safe on Bonfire Night
A high profile campaign which aims to keep young people safe during the Bonfire Night celebrations is taking place across Staffordshire.
Fire crews deal with blaze on industrial site
Five fire appliances attended a fire that broke out on an industrial estate in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent at around 18.30 yesterday. 
Electrical Safety Reminder
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to check their electrical appliances.  
Motorists urged to take extra care following a severe weather warning
Motorists are being urged to take extra care on Staffordshire’s roads following a severe weather warning from the MET Office. 
National Fire Brigade Union strike is cancelled
The national Fire Brigade Union’s strike which was planned for tomorrow (October 19) has been cancelled.
Take extra care during industrial action
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care at home and on the roads during a second national strike by the Fire Brigades Union to take place between 6.30pm and 11.30pm tomorrow (October 19).
Take extra care on strike day
 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care at home and on the roads during a second national strike by the Fire Brigades Union to take place between 6.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, October 19.
Firefighters team up with footballing heroes for safety campaign
Firefighters are teaming up with Stoke City Football Club legends as part of a high profile safety campaign.
Staffordshire makes hard-hitting film about consequences of anti-social behaviour
A hard-hitting film warning local young people about the consequences of physically or verbally attacking firefighters is to be launched ahead of Bonfire Night.
Warning after chip pan fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to look when they cook following a trio of incidents that happened recently.
New parents are to be given top safety tips
Firefighters will be giving out top tips on road safety as part of an event aimed at new parents.
Staffordshire scoops top award
An initiative to boost health and wellbeing within Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has scooped a prestigious award.
Eye-catching poster campaign is launched
A potentially life-saving campaign which calls on people to help keep older relatives, friends and neighbours safe has been launched.
First phase of shared control service has gone live
A key milestone has been reached in a project that will see Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authorities operating a shared emergency control service. 
Staffordshire signs up to national health and fitness campaign
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has signed up to become a partner in a national campaign which aims to improve the country’s health.