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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

December 2015 

Tea-time is a life-saver for older and vulnerable people
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to visit an older or vulnerable friend, relative or neighbour and check that they are safe in their home over the Christmas and New Year holiday.
Make a date for fire safety
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to make a date with fire safety and to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarms.
Winter packs help vulnerable keep warm
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to help the most vulnerable members of the community in the north of the county cope with the approaching cold weather.
Flat fire sparks smoke alarm warning
Firefighters are urging people to ensure they have working smoke alarms fitted following a flat fire in the early hours of this morning.
Warning over potential hover-board fire hazards
Firefighters are warning people of the potential hazards associated with buying hover-boards as presents this Christmas amid concerns they could go up in flames.
Young people receive Prince's trust award
A group of young people have graduated from a Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service led Prince’s Trust programme.
Pilot project keeps Tamworth vulnerable warm
Firefighters and Joint Operations Group in Tamworth have joined forces as part of a pioneering pilot project to help the most vulnerable members of the community cope with the approaching cold weather.
Volunteers Christmas lunch is huge success
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces with Tesco and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rugeley to bring some Christmas cheer to a group of hardworking volunteers today.
Service spreads festive cheer
Firefighters in Shelton have been spreading festive cheer by providing much-needed blankets to vulnerable people.
Don't fall foul of a festive fire
Revellers enjoying Christmas parties can avoid falling foul of a fire this festive season by following top tips on safety.
Young driver initiative drives forward training
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Ken Jervis Dealership in Cobridge to deliver driver education and training for young people.
Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict pub
More than 40 firefighters attended a blaze at a derelict public house in Stafford overnight.
Hundreds flock to the Family Festival of Carols
Hundreds of people flocked from far and wide to enjoy the Service’s Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday.
Staffordshire firefighters help with major incident


A five-strong crew from Rugeley travelled to the area on Saturday evening with the High Volume Pump (HVP) which is capable of moving large amounts of water.

Chief Fire Officer announces retirement plans
Peter Dartford, Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service yesterday announced he will retire from the Service on April 8 2016, after 34 years.
Prince's trust team programme is 'dynamite' for budding geologist
A budding geologist from Stafford has completed an ‘explosive’ Prince’s Trust work placement where business-as-usual included preparing quarry walls ready for blasting
Last chance for carol festival tickets
Kick off your festive celebrations with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral on December 6 at 6pm. A few remaining tickets are still available.
Time capsule burial marks milestone
Penkridge Community Fire Station marked a milestone today when a time capsule was buried in its grounds.
Welephant will make a splash at charity car wash

Firefighters from Stone will be holding a charity car wash on Saturday December 5.
Welephant, the service’s hugely popular mascot, will be donning his trunks and joining them and Santa will be making a special appearance.
Life-saving programme drives home road safety messages
A hard-hitting programme aimed at young drivers will deliver road safety messages to youngsters aged 16 to 24 in the west of the county.
Switch on to fire safety and don't overload at Christmas
Firefighters are warning about the dangers of overloading plug sockets after a spate of recent fires across the county.
Christmas lights switch on at Hanley fire station
Louise Stones from Signal Radio’s Andy and Louise show will be featuring the Christmas lights switch on at Hanley Community Fire Station in Thursday morning’s breakfast show.