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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

February 2014

Cooks are urged to be careful this Pancake Day
Budding cooks are being urged to be careful this Pancake Day after latest figures reveal there have been more than 2,000 kitchen fires in the last five years.
Stay safe by signing up to email reminders
Staffordshire residents are being urged to sign up to an initiative that will send them regular email reminders to ‘Push the Button’.
Fire service donates hose pipes to 'Animal Zone'
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has donated dozens of redundant hoses to Lemurs at South Staffordshire College’s Animal Zone.
Chip pan fire demonstrations lead to boost in HFRC bookings
A national campaign backed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has seen dozens of people sign up for free Home Fire Risk Checks.
Safety warning follows ‘explosions’ in outbuildings
Firefighters in Staffordshire are urging people to keep gas cylinders well away from fuel and flames following two blazes.
Warning in the wake of chip pan fire
Firefighters are warning people about the dangers of using chip pans in the wake of yet another incident in north Staffordshire.
Roof fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters worked through the night to tackle a blaze that broke out in the roof of a house in Draycott in the Clay.
Crews tackle blaze at barn
Four fire engines were called to tackle a blaze at a barn in Sandyford last night.
Firefighters tackle early morning house fire in Tamworth
Firefighters tackled a blaze that broke out at a Tamworth house in the early hours of Monday morning.
Firefighters tackle house blaze
Firefighters tackled a blaze that broke out at a house in Newcastle-under-Lyme last night.
School is Highlight of Fire Safety Engineering Conference
A tour of a Burton school will be the highlight of a national conference regarding fire safety engineering tomorrow.
Firefighters rescue woman from flat fire
Firefighters have rescued an elderly lady who became trapped in her flat when a blaze broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning.
County-wide campaign highlights dangers of chip pans
A county-wide campaign to highlight the potential risks of cooking with chip pans has been launched to coincide with a national initiative.
Multi-agency response to help keep Staffordshire safe
Staffordshire Police is working closely with partners, the Civil Contingencies Unit, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Highways Agency, to keep people safe and out of harm’s way.
Staffordshire firefighters help with emergency flooding operation
Firefighters from Staffordshire have been drafted in to help with the major emergency operation following severe flooding in the south of England.
Fire Service Council Tax Contribution to Remain the Same
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority has today agreed not to increase its council tax precept from April 2014.
Innovative initiative is to be launched in Newcastle
A pioneering project that will see young people training with fire crews and learning vital life skills is to be rolled out into Newcastle.
Pioneering pilot project is launched in Tamworth
Firefighters and pharmacists in Tamworth have joined forces as part of a pioneering pilot project to help people living with dementia stay safe in their homes.
Pioneering pilot project is launched in Uttoxeter
Firefighters and pharmacists in Uttoxeter have joined forces as part of a pioneering pilot project to help people living with dementia stay safe in their homes.
Find out more about new Loggerheads Community Fire Station
Ashley and Loggerheads’ residents are invited to find out more about their new community fire station. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding a drop-in session at Ashley Memorial Hall, Gravelley Hill on Tuesday 15 April from 6pm – 8pm.
Drop-in session for Codsall residents
Codsall residents are invited to find out more about their new community fire station. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding a drop-in session at Codsall Fire Station on Wednesday 19th February from 6pm – 8pm.
Nominations sought for Fire Service Champion award
Residents, partners and businesses are being asked to nominate their Fire Service Champion of 2014 as part of the prestigious MORE Awards.