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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

February 2015

Dramatic drop in incidents during FBU strike
Firefighters in Staffordshire attended nine incidents during the 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike – almost 50 per cent less than over the same time last year.
Service is to host Apprenticeships Recruitment Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is to host an Apprenticeships Recruitment Day.
Firefighters praise neighbour's quick response
Firefighters have praised the potentially life-saving actions of a Cannock resident who reported a blaze in the home of a vulnerable neighbour.
Service celebrates being shortlisted for award
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Road safety event for Moorlands motorists
Motorists in the Moorlands will be given vital road safety advice as part of a joint initiative next week.
Residents are reminded to be vigilant during strike
Residents are being reminded to be vigilant on the roads and at home during a national 24-hour Fire Brigades Union.
Don't hesitate - dial 999 immediately
Firefighters are urging people to dial 999 as soon as blaze breaks out after an incident in Staffordshire Moorlands was left unreported for half an hour.
Firefighters invite the community of Kinver to a special celebration
Firefighters are inviting Kinver residents to take a look around their new community fire station as part of a special celebration event.
House fire sparks electrical safety warning
Firefighters are urging people to seek advice from a qualified professional if they experience ongoing problems with their electrics following a blaze in Tunstall.
Crews carry out 49 HFRCs following fatal fire
Crews have given potentially life-saving advice to residents in nearly 50 homes following a fatal fire in Uttoxeter.
One month left to nominate for 'Fire Service Champion 2015'
Residents, partners and businesses are being reminded that they have one month left to nominate a ‘Fire Service Champion 2015’ in the MORE Awards.
Retained Crew Manager is to retire after nearly 40 years
One of the longest serving retained firefighters in Staffordshire is set to retire after nearly 40 years of keeping the community safe.
People urged to take extra care as 24 hour FBU strike is 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).
Second death in a week caused by a cigarette lighter
Firefighters have issued an urgent safety warning following the second fatal fire caused by cigarette materials in less than a week.
Fire service Council Tax will increase by 1.95 per cent
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority has today agreed to increase its Council Tax precept by 1.95 per cent from April 2015.
Fire and rescue service supports national campaign
Firefighters are backing a national campaign to highlight the potential risks of cooking with chip pans.
Hundreds of older people benefit from HFRCs
Firefighters and trained technicians carried out more than 230 Home Fire Risk Checks (HFRCs) in the homes of older people as part of a high profile campaign.
Fire caused by cigarette lighter
A fire, in which a lady later died, was accidentally started by a cigarette lighter, a fire investigation has established.
Elderly Lady Dies Following A Fire At Her Home
An elderly lady has died following a fire at her home last night.
Warning after recalled dishwasher sparks blaze
The fire and rescue service is urging people to register electrical appliances on a new website after a faulty dishwasher caused a kitchen blaze in Cannock today.