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News Archive

December 2014

Help make 2015 a happy New Year for older people
Kind-hearted members of the community are being urged to make a New Year’s resolution to share a cuppa with an older friend, relative or neighbour.
Avoid festive fires - look when you cook
Residents are being urged to look when they cook this Christmas and avoid festive fires.
Young People Receive Prince's Trust Award
A group of young people have been awarded for completing a Prince’s Trust course, run by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Service is to help smokers kick the habit
Smokers who want to kick the habit in the New Year are being invited to attend a clinic which is set to be launched at Tamworth Belgrave Fire Station.
Young people can apply now for a place on a pioneering project
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.
Don't 'borrow' smoke alarm batteries to test out toys
Parents are being urged not to borrow batteries from smoke alarms when their children are trying out new toys over the Christmas holiday.
Firefighters tackle bungalow blaze
Firefighters tackled a blaze at a bungalow in Great Wyrley in the early hours of this morning.
Just days left to post a 'Christmas Cuppa' selfie
Residents have just days left to enter a ‘selfie’ competition showing them sharing a ‘Christmas Cuppa’ with an older friend, relative or neighbour.
Incidents drop dramatically in a decade
A new report has revealed that the number of people injured in property fires across Staffordshire has more than halved in the past decade.
Drop-in sessions extended after shocking scene's success
A shocking scene which depicts potential hazards that have been found in the homes of vulnerable people in Tamworth will be manned for two extra sessions.
Christmas Market
A Christmas market will be held at Hanley Community Fire Station this Saturday.
Incidents drop dramatically during FBU strike
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has praised local residents and businesses after the number of incidents dropped by more than half during the Fire Brigades Union strike compared to the same time last year.
Fire service reminds people to 'get out, stay out and dial 999'
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to ‘Get out, stay out and dial 999’ if they have fire, following an incident in Rugeley yesterday.
'Christmas Cuppa' campaign is launched
A campaign has been launched this week to encourage residents to help keep older people safe by sharing a ‘Christmas Cuppa’ with someone they know.
Warning to take care during FBU strike
Motorists are being urged to be extra cautious during Tuesday’s 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike when road conditions are expected to be poor.
Kitchen fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people not to leave cooking unattended following a kitchen blaze in Brewood.
Time capsule burial marks milestone
Chase Terrace Community Fire Station will mark a milestone on Friday when a time capsule is buried in its grounds.
Community Wellbeing Day is hailed a success
Hundreds of members of staff from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were out in force yesterday for the first ever Community Wellbeing Day.
People urged to take extra care as 24 hour strike announced
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging people to take extra care following the announcement of a 24 hour strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).
On The Road To Getting Better Value
Almost £1 million of public money will be saved a year in plans to merge police and fire transport maintenance in Staffordshire.
Festive fire safety talk for 'Busy Minds'
Older people in Codsall will benefit from a winter home fire safety talk during their festive celebration on Tuesday, December 16.
Severe house fire sparks smoking safety warning
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a severe house fire in Tunstall which was caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials.