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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

June 2014

Tunstall Building Fire Update
Firefighters have now been able to enter the building in Tunstall that was yesterday ravaged by fire.
Tunstall fire started deliberately
A severe fire at Mr Big Deal in Tunstall was started deliberately an investigation has found.
Firefighters Remain at Hixon Fire
Firefighters have worked tirelessly through the night tackling a fire at JBM Limited in Hixon.
Ongoing fire in Tunstall
Firefighters have been tackling a fire in Tunstall since late yesterday evening.
Ongoing fire in Hixon
Firefighters have spent the day tackling a fire at JBM Limited on Hixon Industrial Estate.
Extrication Challenge Event - Service Headquarters
Firefighters will be competing against each other during an ‘Extrication Challenge’ event being held on Saturday June 28 at Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters.
Adventurous apprentices take to the seas
Adventurous apprentices at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be setting sail this weekend as part of a national challenge.
Chief Fire Officer warns of dangers of setting grass fires
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging parents to remind their children about the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires.
Factory fire at Cauldon Low
Dozens of firefighters are continuing to tackle a major blaze which broke out at a factory in Cauldon Low yesterday.
Deadline is looming for Fire Cadets' applications
Young people who would like to become a Fire Cadet are being reminded they have until the end of the month to apply.
Incidents drop dramatically during 24-hour FBU strike
Incidents reported across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent dropped by one third compared to the average number during the national 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike.
Joining forces to keep Cannock Chase safe
Firefighters are supporting the police and search and rescue team in their rural operations by donating four bikes for use on Cannock Chase.
Take extra care when the World Cup kicks off
Football fans are being urged to take extra care during the first World Cup game which coincides with a 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike.
Community commended for HFRC take-up
Firefighters have had a positive response to their offer of a free Home Fire Risk Check following a fatal fire at a house in Stafford.
Hard-hitting campaign highlights Road Safety Week
A hard-hitting campaign is set to be launched in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to warn motorists of the dangers of flouting the law while on the road.
House fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are urging residents to look out for vulnerable and older people following a house fire in Lichfield.
Call for vigilance as FBU announces strikes
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging people to be extra vigilant after the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) revealed it will hold two further strikes.
Lowest number of accidental house fires in Service's history
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has reported the lowest number of accidental house fires in the Service’s history.
Safety Town returns to Tamworth
Hundreds of Tamworth pupils will learn about the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of crime as part of a joint initiative.
Chairman and Vice Chairman are re-elected
Members of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority have voted in their Chairman and Vice Chairman for the coming year.
Safety warning after flat fire
Firefighters are warning people of the dangers of cooking after consuming alcohol following a flat fire in Burntwood.
Recruitment drive for Fire Cadets and Volunteer Instructors
A county-wide recruitment drive for Fire Cadets and Volunteer Instructors has been launched.