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News Archive

March 2014

Fire service issues warning over e-cigarettes
Firefighters are warning people not to leave e-cigarettes on charge for long periods of time following recent incidents where the devices have exploded.
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 on Tuesday, April 15.
Firefighters rehearse response to ‘chemical spill’
Dozens of Staffordshire firefighters have rehearsed their response to a ‘chemical spill’ at a manufacturing facility.
Students are set to take part in an extrication exercise
More than a dozen young people will be gaining hands-on experience of the emergency work carried out by firefighters and paramedics during a car crash extrication exercise.
Shared fire control service set to go live
Emergency calls to West Midlands and Staffordshire fire and rescue services will be handled by a new shared fire control service from Monday, March 31.
Warning Following Two Wheat Bag Fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take care when using wheat bags.
Push the button when the clocks go forward
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this Sunday, March 30.
Severe fire caused by discarded cigarette
A blaze at a bungalow in Wedges Mills, near Cannock, started after a discarded cigarette ignited a bed, a fire investigation has established.
Chesterton flat fire caused by cigarette
A fire which led to a block of flats being evacuated at the weekend was started after a cigarette ignited a waste paper basket.
Man Rescued from Flat Fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning members of the public to be extra careful when they are cooking at home.
Potentially life-saving advice given to Tunstall residents following fatal fire
Crews will be meeting members of the community in Tunstall tomorrow to give residents potentially life-saving advice following a fatal fire in the area.
Uttoxeter Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Uttoxeter will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, March 22. The event will take place from 10am until 4pm at Uttoxeter Community Fire Station.
Firefighters tackle house blaze in Fenton
Firefighters are tackling a blaze which has broken out on the upper floor of a Fenton house.
Fatal fire caused by unattended cooking
A fire which claimed the life of a man in Tunstall started after cooking was accidentally left unattended on the hob, a fire investigation has established.
Family Had Lucky Escape from Fire
A family of five managed to escape from a fire at their home in Leek on Sunday morning.
Fire service criticises arsonists who set fire to derelict school
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has slammed arsonists for starting a deliberate fire at a former high school on Sunday.
Fatal house fire in Tunstall
A man has died following a house fire in Tunstall at the weekend.
Potentially life-saving advice given to Cannock residents following severe house fire
Crews have been meeting members of the community in Cannock to give residents potentially life-saving advice following a severe fire in the area.
Cannock house fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are urging people in Cannock to be extra vigilant following yet another house blaze in which a lady had to be rescued.
Firefighters tackle bungalow blaze
Firefighters have rescued a woman from a blaze at a bungalow in Wedges Mills, near Cannock.
Firefighters warn of smoking safety risk
Firefighters are warning people of the potential safety risks linked to lighting up after latest statistics reveal more than 230 smoking related house fires in three years.
House fire sparks safety warning
A house blaze in Cannock has sparked a call from firefighters for people to ensure candles are not left burning when they leave their property.
Hanley Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Hanley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, March 15. The event will take place from 10am until 2pm at Hanley Community Fire Station.
Charity Car Wash at Newcastle
A charity car wash is being held at Newcastle Community Fire Station tomorrow.
Residents urged to vote for their 'Fire Service Champion'
Residents, partners and businesses are being urged to nominate their ‘Fire Service Champion’ of 2014 as part of the MORE Awards before voting closes on March 31.
Chimney fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters in Tamworth are urging people to ensure their log burning stoves are installed correctly by qualified professions following a house fire in the area.
Celebration of Success
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has congratulated 14 retained firefighters for successfully completing their initial training. The recipients were awarded certificates at a Celebration of Success evening held at the Service’s Headquarters last night.
Warning Following Cooking Related Incident
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to be extra careful when they are cooking.
Fire Service Makes NHS Pledge
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has made its pledge for NHS Change Day.
Stafford Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Stafford will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, March 8. The event will take place from 10am until 2pm at Stafford Fire Station.
Lichfield Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Lichfield will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, March 15. The event will take place from 10am until 4pm at Lichfield Fire Station.
One week left to vote for your Fire Service Champion 2014
Residents, partners and businesses have just one week left to vote for the Fire Service Champion’ of 2014 as part of the MORE Awards.