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News Archive

November 2015 

CFO reinforces partnerships in wake of shocking statistics
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has today reiterated the life-saving potential of partnerships between the Service and the NHS in the wake of shocking Government statistics.
Reserve your place for the Family Festival of Carols
Residents are being urged to reserve their seats for the Service’s Family Festival of Carols before places run out.
Fire service lights the way with Amazon torches
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Amazon UK to supply 500 torches to vulnerable residents, lighting the way to a safer winter.
Snuff out the candle fire risk
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging candle-users to stay safe for candle safety week and snuff out the risk of fire in their home.
Firefighters celebrate success
Firefighters have been congratulated after completing a challenging three-year development programme to become fully competent.
Celebrating 25 years of the Ceremonial Squad
Past and present members of Staffordshire’s Ceremonial Squad celebrated their 25th anniversary at a special event last night.
Kitchen fire sparks warning over pets
Firefighters are warning people not to leave pets alone in kitchens after a dog knocked a cooker hob on, sparking a blaze.
Firefighters in multi agency incident exercise
Staffordshire firefighters took part in a major incident training exercise to practice rescuing casualties with simulated trauma and injuries.
Retained firefighter recruitment drive in Brewood
A recruitment drive looking for retained firefighters to help protect the people of Brewood is currently running.
Fire service drives home potentially life-saving messages
A modified vehicle used to simulate road traffic collisions will be driving home life-saving messages to young people in the west of the county during Road Safety Week (Nov 23-29).
Retained firefighter recruitment drive in Penkridge
A recruitment drive looking for retained firefighters to help protect the people of Penkridge is currently running.
Enjoy the Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 6.
Ceremonial Squad celebrates 25th anniversary
Past and present members of Staffordshire’s Ceremonial Squad will celebrate their 25th anniversary next week.
Smoke warning - Gilllow Heath Estate, Biddulph
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently tackling a fire near Gilllow Heath Estate, Biddulph which is creating a lot of smoke in the local area. 
Uttoxeter firefighters soap up for charity
Firefighters from Uttoxeter Community Fire Station will be getting in a lather when they hold a charity car wash on Saturday, November 14.
Top tips for shoppers in Tamworth
Community Safety Officers will be giving shoppers in Tamworth top tips on electrical fire safety on Friday, November 13.
Chief condemns firefighter attacks
Two attacks on Staffordshire firefighters have been condemned by Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford.
Coffee Station to be launched at Hanley
Hanley Community Fire Station will be throwing open its doors to local residents from November 11 and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.
Marking a milestone with time capsule burial
Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fire Station marked a milestone when a time capsule was buried in its grounds.
Electric blanket warning following fatal fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging members of the public to think about their safety after an investigation established that an old electric blanket was responsible for a fire in which an older gentleman died.
Service is to mark memorial of the Last Post in Ypres
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will take part in ceremonies of remembrance under the Menin Gate memorial in Ypres next week.
Firefighters drive home road safety message
Winter is approaching and as the temperatures drop and road conditions deteriorate Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to consider road safety.
Make a clean sweep for chimney fire safety
Now winter has arrived and evenings are becoming colder, homes throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be turning up the heat.
Staffordshire fire and rescue sign up to mental health anti-stigma pledge
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue today became the latest organisation to join the growing number of emergency service employers and associations showing their commitment to ending mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace by signing the Blue Light Time to Change pledge.
Fire and health launch ground-breaking partnership today
A ground-breaking national partnership between Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Public Health England (PHS) has today been launched.
Road safety campaign visits north staffordshire schools
Firefighters will be visiting pupils at Birches Head High School in Stoke-on-Trent from November 23-26 as part of a national road safety campaign.
Dynamic initiative drives forward sporting activities
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Afford Rent-a-Car to drive forward a series of dynamic sporting activities across Staffordshire.