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News Archive

November 2013

Couple Rescued from House Fire in Burslem
A couple had to be rescued by firefighters from a fire at their home on Tyler Grove in Burslem late last night. 
Firefighters host a festive treat for older people
Firefighters will be giving out top tips on safety during a free festive event aimed at older people in Rugeley.
Fire service is to give out top tips for winter safety

Firefighters will be giving out top tips to help residents in Stafford stay safe now that the winter weather has arrived.

Firefighters past and present celebrate Stone station’s rich history
More than 50 former retained firefighters and officers joined serving crew members in Stone to celebrate the station’s rich and varied history.
House Fire in Blackbrook
A fire investigation is under way following a fire that happened at a house on Wharmadine Lane in Blackbrook yesterday evening. 
Plastics fire quickly contained by firefighters
Around 45 firefighters were involved in tackling a large fire at a plastics recycling company in Tamworth last night.
Local Fire Cadet steps up to serve launch
A 14-year-old Staffordshire Fire Cadet is at Buckingham Palace today, November 21, to join in the launch of the national Step Up To Serve Campaign. 
Wheelie bin warning after spate of fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging householders to be vigilant after a spate of deliberate fires in wheelie bins in Leek town centre. 
Local Mayor books Home Fire Risk Check
The Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme will be raising awareness of the importance of domestic smoke alarms when Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service pays a visit to his home this week.
Increase in chimney fires sparks safety warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue is urging people to follow some top safety tips following a spate of chimney fires.
Former firefighters are invited to celebrate history of Stone station
Former retained firefighters and officers are being invited to join serving crew members in Stone to celebrate the station’s rich history before a new community facility is built.
Staffordshire supports national road safety campaign
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting a national campaign to boost safety on the county’s roads.
Praise from Chief Fire Officer for taking safety advice seriously
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has again praised the county’s residents for taking heed of safety advice during today’s national FBU strike.
Warning to residents, motorists and businesses ahead of FBU strike
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents, motorists and businesses to continue to be cautious ahead of tomorrow’s Fire Brigades Union strike.
Iron causes house fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to ensure electrical appliances are safely switched off following a serious house fire in Norton.
Fire Service urges residents to make sure smoke alarms work
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing to householders to ensure they have working smoke alarms, following a fire at a property in Cheadle. 
Take extra care on roads during strike
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care on the roads during a further national strike by the Fire Brigades Union on Wednesday.
Home owners take up free checks following fatal fire
More than 50 householders in Stone have taken up Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s offer of free home safety checks, following a fatal fire in the town. 
Chief Fire Officer calls for continued caution during FBU strike
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is calling for continued caution following the announcement of a further Fire Brigades Union strike.
Fresh warning following tumble dryer fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a fresh warning to residents about not leaving tumble dryers on overnight following a serious fire in Blurton yesterday.
Long Service and Good Conduct Awards
Fire and Rescue Service personnel from across the County will be awarded for their long service and good conduct at a presentation ceremony on Thursday evening. 
Chief Fire Officer praises the community’s vigilance during strike action
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, tonight praised members of the community for their vigilance as 999 calls dropped dramatically during the industrial action.
Chief Fire Officer thanks residents for taking extra care during strike action
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has today thanked members of the community for being extra vigilant during this morning’s industrial action.