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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

January 2015 

Investigation reveals cause of Tunstall house fire
An investigation has found that a severe house fire in which a man suffered serious injuries was accidental.
Firefighters tackle severe blaze in Tunstall
Firefighters have tackled a severe blaze which broke out at a terraced property in Tunstall in the early hours of this morning.
Safety warning following fatal fire
Firefighters are warning people never to leave items on top of cooker hobs following a fatal incident at a Bentilee flat.
Prince's Trust team programme needs you!
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit young people to take part in its free Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme.
Get Started programme is a success
Thirteen young people from Cannock have completed the third Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started’ programme in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Overloaded plug socket sparks severe house fire
Firefighters are warning residents not to overload plug sockets in the wake of a severe house fire in Tamworth.
Fire safety courses make good business
Business owners in Staffordshire can help to prevent a blaze from breaking out in their premises by taking part in a nationally recognised fire safety course.
Ten-point checklist to keep older people safe
Friends, relatives and neighbours of older people are being urged to help protect them this winter by carrying out 10 simple safety steps.
Retained recruitment drive is launched in the north
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of on-call firefighters for its stations in the north of the county.
Retained recruitment drive is launched in the west
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained (on call) firefighters for its stations in the west 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 on-call firefighters for its stations in the east of the county.
Service supports Register My Appliance Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is adding its voice to support ‘Register My Appliance Day’ which takes place tomorrow (January 21).
Safety warning after cooker blaze in Cheadle
Firefighters tackled a blaze that broke out in the kitchen of a flat in Cheadle in the early hours of yesterday morning (January 18).
Bring some sunshine to blue Monday
Firefighters are urging residents to spread a little sunshine on ‘Blue Monday’ and visit an older or vulnerable person to ensure those most at risk are safe, warm and well.
Sunlight reflecting off mirrors causes fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a safety warning in the wake of two blazes involving mirrors in the past two days. 
20,000 older people receive safety boosting leaflet
Thousands of older residents across Staffordshire have received a letter from the Chief Fire Officer as part of a safety boosting campaign.
Prince's Trust helps young people achieve
The Prince’s Trust’s Achieve programme, run in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been launched at Curborough Community Centre in Lichfield.
Ground-breaking project is rolled out in Burton
A ground-breaking national partnership between Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Public Health England has been rolled out into Burton.
Firefighters carry out 377 'safe and well' visits
Firefighters have carried out 377 ‘safe and well visits’ in the homes of older residents as part of a ground-breaking initiative.
Cold weather alert issued for the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to make sure they are prepared for the cold weather, ahead of severe conditions forecast for this week.
Electric blanket incident sparks safety warning
A man in his nineties has had a lucky escape after a faulty electric blanket caught fire in his Stoke-on-Trent home today.
Hair dryer sparks blaze in Biddulph
Firefighters tackled a blaze that broke out in the bedroom of a mid-terraced house in Biddulph.
Crews have moved into Leek Community Fire Station
Crews have today moved into Leek’s new £3.4 million community fire station.
House fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Biddulph Moor after a hot ember from an open fire ignited a nearby basket of logs.
Chief Fire Officer - safety is the priority despite the cuts
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has pledged that the safety of residents and crews will remain paramount despite a funding cut of more than £1.43 million in the next financial year.