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News Archive

January 2014

Residents are reminded it’s ‘time to test’ their smoke alarms
Staffordshire residents are being reminded that now is the ‘time to test’ their smoke alarms as we approach February 1.
Young people are asked to help shape the future of the fire service
Children and young people are being given the chance to help shape the future of the fire service as part of a county-wide consultation.
Blurton community is commended for HFRC take-up
Firefighters have had a positive response to their offer of a free Home Fire Risk Check following a fatal blaze at a Blurton flat.
Cheadle pub fire is believed to be deliberate
A blaze at a disused pub in Cheadle is believed to have been started deliberately.
Service scoops workplace wellbeing award
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been awarded a top accolade for its commitment to boosting the health and wellbeing of its employees.
Service sets out current achievements and vision for the future
A 20% reduction in incidents and a 75% drop in grass fires are just some of the figures detailed in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s latest publication.
Firefighters rescue stranded dogs
Firefighters rescued two dogs that had become stranded on a ledge next to a fast flowing river in Stafford.
Potentially life-saving advice given to Blurton residents following fatal fire
Crews have been meeting members of the community in Blurton to give residents potentially life-saving advice following a fatal flat fire in the area.
Fatal fire caused by discarded cigarettes
A fire which claimed the life of an elderly woman from Blurton started after discarded cigarettes ignited piles of newspaper in her flat.
House Fire in Rugeley
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to make sure that they have working smoke alarms fitted in their home.
Firefighters tackle fatal blaze at Blurton flats
Firefighters have tackled a severe blaze that broke out at a block of flats in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Chimney fires spark warning
Firefighters in north Staffordshire are reminding residents to regularly sweep their chimneys following two blazes in the area.
Motorists urged to be vigilant after a series of road traffic collisions
Motorists are being urged to take extra care when they are on the county’s highways following a series of road traffic collisions.
Welephant Visits Children in Hospital
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be visiting the children’s ward at Stafford Hospital this Thursday. 
Staffordshire launches innovative pilot project
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is running an innovative pilot project to explore alternative ways to deal with incidents.
Firefighters rescue cow from slurry pit
Firefighters have rescued a cow that became stuck in a slurry pit at a farm in Newcastle.
Campaign highlights the perils of playing with fire
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.
Fire crews tackle blaze at engine plant
Firefighters have tackled a blaze which broke out at UAV Engines Ltd in Shenstone.
Safety Warning Following Flat Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to be extra careful when using tea lights. 
Crews tackle house fire in Fradley
Firefighters have tackled a blaze which broke out at a house in Fradley.
Trio of events to promote innovative pilot project
A trio of events will be held to encourage people in Newcastle to trade hours of voluntary work as part of an innovative pilot project.
House fire sparks smoking warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to be extra careful if smoking indoors following a house fire in Newcastle.