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News Archive

 September 2015

Firefighters get in a lather for charity
Firefighters from Ipstones Fire Station will be getting in a lather when they hold a charity car wash on Saturday October 10, 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Service-wide safety drive for Community Safety Day
Potentially life-saving safety talks, events and demonstrations will be held across Staffordshire when hundreds of fire and rescue service staff take part in 'Community Safety Day'.
Hanley firefighters make a splash for charity
Firefighters from Hanley will be holding a charity car wash event on Friday, October 9. The event will take place from 11am until 2pm at Hanley Community Fire Station.
Service celebrates top awards win
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating after scooping two prestigious awards at the Sentinel’s tenth annual Our Heroes Awards last night. Celebrities and VIPs gathered at the Oscars-style ceremony to pay tribute to those whose efforts made a difference to the people of North Staffordshire.
Ground-breaking partnership will keep Tamworth elderly safe
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Age UK to deliver a ground-breaking initiative which will highlight and reduce home-based risks faced by older people. The scheme, which was first launched in South Staffordshire, will now be rolled out across Tamworth.
Smoke alarm fire safety warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents that smoke alarms should only ever be bought from official sources or fitted free of charge from firefighters during a Home Fire Safety Check. Fire alarms are not a luxury but an essential purchase, one which could literally save your life.
Residents urged to book free Home Fire Risk Check
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents from the east of the county to book their free Home Fire Risk Check to ensure they are as safe as possible from fire in their home. Firefighters are currently in the area and will be delivering a letter and leaflet explaining the service with a date of their return for the life-saving checks.
Staffordshire is to host high-profile conference
Approximately 60 delegates from across the region will attend a high-profile conference hosted by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safer Communities CIC on Friday, September 25.
Colder weather safety warning
Winter is approaching and as the temperatures drop Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to consider fire safety when preparing for the change of season
Stafford firefighters wash up for charity
Firefighters from Stafford will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday September 26. The event will take place from 10am until 2.30pm at Stafford Fire Station.
Hob fire sparks safety warning
Fire fighters are urging people to check that their cooking appliances are switched off correctly after use, after an elderly lady and her grown up daughter had a lucky escape following a fire in their home in St. Michael’s Mount, Stone.
Cannock firefighters clean up for charity
Firefighters from Cannock will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday September 26. The event will take place from 10am until 4pm at Cannock Community Fire Station.
Rugeley firefighters scrub up for charity
Firefighters from Rugeley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, September 19. The event will take place from 10am until 3pm at Rugeley Community Fire Station.
Pupils leave the classroom for lessons in fire safety
School pupils will be leaving the classroom for a lesson in fire safety as part of a pioneering partnership between Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Safer City Partnership.  The campaign, which highlights the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of anti-social behaviour, delivers a serious message through a series of fun, interactive workshops.
Tumble dryer fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people never to leave tumble dryers switched on unattended and to look carefully at where they are situated after a dryer set fire to a shed in Stone.
Retained recruitment drive is launched in the north
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the north of the county.
Retained recruitment drive is launched in the east
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the east of the county.
Firefighters praise actions of young girl
Firefighters have praised a young girl whose actions potentially saved her family’s lives.
Crews receive commendation after incident at Alton Towers
Firefighters who rescued casualties trapped on The Smiler ride following an incident at Alton Towers have received a Chief Fire Officer’s certificate of commendation.
Hundreds of staff will be out in force for Community Safety Day
Hundreds of members of staff from departments across Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be out in force for 'Community Safety Day'.
Retained recruitment drive is launched in the west
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the west of the county.
Victim of Bio-Ethanol burner warns of the risks
A Stafford man is warning of the dangers of Bio-Ethanol burners after suffering serious injuries during an incident.
Crews move into Penkridge Community Fire Station
Crews have today moved into the Penkridge’s new £1.8 million community fire station.