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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Parents and the Community

Crime stoppers

Deliberate Fire. Definite Danger


In 2015 Staffordshire firefighters dealt with 382 deliberate bin and grass fires during the Easter and summer holidays. You can’t be in two places at once. Neither can the fire service! These deliberate fires can stop us attending other life threatening incidents.

Deliberate Fires:

  • Put lives at danger
  • Put a strain on our limited resources
  • Cause damage that can cost up to £8 million a year - a needless cost to the economy
  • Ruin the local area

Don’t stand for it in your local area! You can look out for your community and help us to reduce deliberate grass and bin fire incidents by doing the following:

  • Keep an eye out for any suspicious behaviour and call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you need to report anything. If you see a fire call 999
  • Check out Staffordshire Polices’ advice on anti-social behaviour which is often linked to deliberate fire setting
  • Report any fly tipped rubbish to the relevant council. Fly tipping is illegal and dangerous.
  • Make sure you don’t drop litter
  • Report littering in your area to the relevant council
  • Prevent wheelie bin fires by checking out our safety advice

If you are a parent make sure your children know the devastating consequences of fire setting


  • A fire can quickly get out of control, injuring them and other people
  • They could receive a prison sentence and criminal record. This could massively affect their future job prospects
  • They could be issued with a £5000 fine

Remind them that Flames Aren’t Games!

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