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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

July 2014

Tamworth's MORE Awards winners are revealed
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has presented a trio of awards to firefighters and support staff who have gone the extra mile to serve the community of Tamworth.
Burton's MORE Award winners are revealed
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has presented a trio of awards for excellent work carried out in the east of the county.
Dedicated Cannock volunteer scoops MORE Award
A dedicated Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteer based in Cannock has scooped a MORE Award.
Moorlands councillor scoops top title
A dedicated member of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority has been honoured with a MORE Award.
Work is to start on Penkridge's new community fire station
Work on Penkridge’s new £1.8 million community fire station is set to start on Monday, August 4.
Safety warning following spate of kitchen fires
Firefighters are urging people to take care when cooking following a spate on kitchen blazes in Stafford.
Work is set to start on Leek's new community fire station
Work on Leek’s new £3.4 million community fire station is set to start on Monday, August 4.
Fire service welcomes six-year sentence
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed a six year prison sentence handed to an arsonist who set fire to a restaurant.
Community praised as latest strike ends
Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford has thanked residents and motorists for their vigilance after there were no large incidents during the national FBU industrial action.
One week until the MORE Awards winners are revealed
The winners of the prestigious MORE Awards are set to be revealed in one week’s time.
Firefighters issue warning after tackling a deliberate blaze
More than 30 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a field off Sycamore Green in West Chadsmoor, Cannock.
Former firefighters urged to take a trip down memory lane
Former firefighters who were based at Leek are being urged to join current crews to bid a fond farewell to the old station.
Firefighters tackle blaze at disused building
More than 45 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a building in the grounds of a disused golf club in Stretton.
Chief Fire Officer expresses shock at deliberate fires
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has expressed his shock and dismay that deliberate fires have been set during the national Fire Brigades Union strike periods, when fire cover in the county is reduced.
Firefighters bid a fond farewell to Chase Terrace Station
Former firefighters who were based at Chase Terrace are being urged to join current crews to bid a fond farewell to the old station.
Summer sports activities to keep boredom at bay
Young people can enjoy fun and games when a popular portable sporting arena comes to Cannock Chase and Great Wyrley this summer.
Praise from CFO after no incidents of note reported during strike
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has again praised the vigilance of the county’s residents after no incidents of note were reported during yesterday’s national FBU strike.
Fire caused by cigarette
A bungalow fire in Amington, Tamworth, started after a cigarette ignited a settee.
Call to highlight the dangers of fire-setting
Parents are being urged to remind their children about the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires ahead of the schools’ summer holiday.
Kick-start the summer holidays with sport sessions
Young people in Stoke-on-Trent can kick-start the summer holidays with a series of fun filled activities.
Forty firefighters tackle blaze
Forty firefighters have tackled a blaze at a paint production factory in Cheslyn Hay.
Keep the boredom at bay with StreetStadia this summer
Young people in Burton can keep the boredom at bay this summer after a group of partners have teamed up to buy a portable sporting arena.
Residents urged to take up life-saving checks following fatal fire
Firefighters are today visiting properties in Amington, Tamworth, following a fatal blaze at a bungalow.
Call to 'Push the Button' ahead of FBU strike
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging people to ‘Push the Button’ ahead of the national Fire Brigades Union strike on Thursday, July 10.
Get Started Programme is Proving to be a Success
Thirteen young people have completed the first Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started’ programme that was in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Firefighters tackle bungalow fire in Tamworth
Firefighters have this morning tackled a blaze at a bungalow in Amington, Tamworth.
Cooking fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters have tackled a blaze which broke out at a block of flats in Newcastle.
CFO urges caution after FBU reveals further strike
Peter Dartford, Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, has again called for people to take extra care following the announcement of a further Fire Brigades Union strike.
Student Firefighter Passing Out Parade
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at their Celebration of Success event that will be held at Stafford Fire Station on 17 July.
Chip Pan Fire in Home With No Smoke Alarms
A family had a lucky escape after a chip pan caught fire in their home, which had no working smoke alarms.
Top team is honoured at awards ceremony
Three former members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s control room have been honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony.
Leek firefighters are to showcase rescue equipment
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will display its animal rescue equipment during the popular Leek and District Show this weekend.
Specialist Technicians Scoop Top Title
A specialist team of technicians has scooped a top title at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s MORE Awards ceremony.
Warning after phone charger sparks fire
Firefighters are warning people about the risks of using chargers which are incompatible with their mobile phones following a serious house fire in Newcastle.