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News Archive

April 2014

Arsonists launch a second attack at former school site
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has criticised arsonists for putting lives at risk after a former school was targeted for the second time in less than two months.
Tumble Dryer Fire
Firefighters are warning people to store and maintain tumble dryers correctly after a fire caused significant damage to a property last night.
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 bungalow in Milton.
Calls for caution after the Fire Brigades Union announces strikes
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is calling for caution following the announcement of three more Fire Brigades Union strike periods.
Chip pan fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are urging people to be careful when cooking following a chip pan fire in Biddulph.
Safety warning in the wake of chip pan fire
Firefighters are urging people to be careful when cooking in the wake of yet another chip pan fire in Cannock Chase.
Fatal fire caused by discarded cigarette
A fire which claimed the life of a woman from Milton started after a cigarette ignited a chair in her bungalow.
Recruitment drive is launched for Fire Safety Volunteers
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of volunteers it has across the county.
Hard-hitting campaign highlights arson hotspots
Firefighters will be taking to the streets of Tamworth to highlight arson hotspots in the town as part of a hard-hitting campaign.
Easter themed event at new community cafe
An Easter themed event will be held at Newcastle Community Fire Station’s new community café on Thursday, April 17.
Easter activities to keep the boredom at bay
 Young people can keep the boredom at bay during the Easter holiday thanks to a series of free activities hosted by the fire service.
Long Service and Good Conduct Award Evening
Fire and rescue service personnel from across the county have been awarded for their long service and good conduct at a presentation ceremony this week.
Keep the boredom at bay in Stoke-on-Trent this Easter holiday
Young people in Stoke-on-Trent can keep the boredom at bay during the Easter holiday thanks to a series of free activities hosted by the fire service and city council.
Lichfield cadet firefighters awarded
Lichfield fire cadets will be awarded at a celebration of success event tomorrow (Friday, April 11).
Man rescued after bungalow blaze
Firefighters rescued a man after a blaze broke out at a bungalow in Heath Hayes last night.
Warning Following Cooking Related Incident
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning members of the public to be extra careful when they are cooking at home.
Warning Following Cooking Related Incident
A man suffered smoke inhalation following a fire at his home.
Hard-hitting campaign is launched to combat deliberate fires
A hard-hitting campaign which aims to combat the number of small fires being started in the county – which reap up to £8 million in damage annually – has today been launched.
Tunstall 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 house blaze in Tunstall.
Shared fire control goes live
The shared fire control for West Midlands and Staffordshire fire and rescue services went live on the morning of Monday March 31.
Firefighters Tackle Fire at Millions Wood
Firefighters from six stations across Staffordshire and the West Midlands spent nearly two hours tackling a deliberately started woodland fire at Millions Wood in Enville last night.