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News Archive

August 2014

Firefighters tackle two early morning blazes
Firefighters tackled two deliberate bin blazes in Stafford in the early hours of this morning.
Flat fire sparks safety warning
Crews have tackled a blaze which broke out in the kitchen of a flat in Kidsgrove.
Recruitment drive for retained firefighters in Uttoxeter and Barton-under-Needwood
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the west of the county.
Past and present pictures sought for celebration
Firefighters in Ipstones are calling on the community to donate pictures past and present of the station so they can be showcased at a special celebration event.
Retained recruitment drive in the north of the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the north of the county.
Takeaway fire caused by faulty fryer
An investigation has revealed that a major fire at a takeaway in Stoke-on-Trent was caused due to a fault with the fryer.
Recruitment drive for retained firefighters
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the west of the county.
Firefighters tackle major blaze at fast food shop
More than 30 firefighters have tackled a major blaze at a fast food shop in Stoke-on-Trent.
Firefighters tackle early morning blaze
Firefighters tackled a blaze at a shop in Fazeley in the early hours of this morning.
Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze
Almost 20 firefighters today tackled a kitchen blaze at a detached house in Stafford.
Charity Car Boot Sale at Hanley
A charity car boot sale will be held on Bank Holiday Monday at Hanley Community Fire Station.
Plans for Burton's new community fire station are to be showcased
Plans for Burton’s new community fire station are set to be showcased during an open evening next month.
Pioneering project is set to be launched
Young unemployed people who want to take their first steps towards a successful career are being urged to apply for a place on a pioneering project.
One incident of note during strike period
Staffordshire’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer has praised local residents and businesses after just one incident of note was reported during the latest national FBU strike.
One week left for Playstation 4 prize draw
Young people have just one week left to enter a prize draw to be in with a chance of scooping a Playstation 4.
Candle fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people of the dangers of leaving lit candles unattended following a blaze at a terraced house in Shelton.
Revellers urged to take care during late night strikes
Revellers are being reminded to be extra careful this weekend when late night Fire Brigades Union strikes are held.
Firefighters tackle blaze at terraced house
Firefighters are urging people to take care when cooking after a blaze broke out in a Newcastle kitchen.
Fire service is to host a family day
Firefighters are inviting members of the community to visit the Service’s headquarters as part of the popular Family Day.
Firefighters tackle Post Office blaze
More than 25 firefighters tackled a blaze at a post office in Branston which broke out in the early hours of this morning.
E-cigarette fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people about the risks of using chargers which are incompatible with their E-cigarette following a house fire in Trentham.
Revellers and motorists urged to be vigilant
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging revellers and motorists to be vigilant ahead of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strikes.
Firefighters to visit Stoke Pride
Firefighters will be visiting the popular Stoke Pride celebrations on Saturday to give out top tips on how to stay safe.
Barbecue blaze sparks summer safety warning
Firefighters are urging people to dispose of barbecues in a safe and sensible way following a fire at a Staffordshire beauty spot.
Fire safety advice available at rural roadshows
Community Safety Officers will be out and about giving people potentially life-saving advice as part of a rural roadshow next week.
Eye-catching ad-vans drive safety message home
Eye-catching posters will be driving home the message that ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ this week.
Fire at Rumer Hill in Cannock
A tea light candle left to burn has caused a fire in a carport of a property in Cannock.
Safety warning as FBU announces further strikes
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.
Passing out parade for first 'new look' Fire Cadets
The first group of young people to successfully complete a pioneering new Fire Cadets course will celebrate their passing out parade on Saturday, August 2.
Firefighters and council join forces in a high pressure exercise
More than a dozen Tamworth firefighters took part in a high pressure training exercise to practice rescuing casualties trapped in the basement of a block of flats.
Chief Fire Officer and NHS boss swap jobs
Top bosses at Staffordshire's fire and rescue service and community NHS trust are swapping jobs to understand how they can work better together to support the local community and improve their organisations.