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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

February 2016 

Fire service hosts sprinkler seminar
‘Protecting the elderly and most at risk from fire’ is the message set to come from a sprinkler seminar, hosted by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), in Stafford on March 17.
One month left to nominate 'Fire Service Champion 2016'
People are being reminded that they have just one month left to vote for their ‘Fire Service Champion 2016’.
E-cigarette explosion sparks fire service warning
Firefighters are issuing a warning to e-cigarette users after a man from Tamworth was left with second and third degree burns when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.
Endon resident issues warning after recalled tumble dryer catches fire
An Endon resident is warning people never to leave their tumble dryers switched on and unattended after her recalled appliance caught fire on February 20.
Fenton fire was started deliberately
A joint fire and police investigation has revealed that a major blaze at a factory in Fenton was started deliberately.
Staffordshire appoints first-ever female CFO to have risen through the ranks
Staffordshire has today announced the appointment of the UK’s first-ever female Chief Fire Officer to have risen through the ranks.
Crews have moved into Lichfield Community Fire Station
Crews have today moved into Lichfield’s new £3.2 million community fire station.
Driving test centre to be launched at Cannock
Budding motorists will be on the road to success when a new driving test centre is launched at Cannock Community Fire Station on February 24.
Fundraising firefighters present £10,050 to charity
Fundraising firefighters will present five organisations in Stoke-on-Trent with cheques totalling more than £10,000. The presentation will take place at Hanley Community Fire Station at 3pm on March 8, 2016.
Warning after chip pan sparks fire in Hanley
The Service is warning people of the risks involved in cooking with chip pans following a flat fire in Hanley.
Crews have moved into Burton Community Fire Station
Crews have moved into Burton’s new £3.8 million community fire station.
Marginal increase in Council Tax to secure first class service
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority has today agreed to increase its Council Tax precept by 1.99 per cent from April 2016.
Course in Cannock drives home road safety messages
A hard-hitting course will drive home potentially life-saving messages to young motorists in Cannock
Duo of drop-in sessions for retained recruitment
A duo of drop-in sessions is being held in Barton-under-Needwood so that people can find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter.
Fire safety is food for thought on Shrove Tuesday
Firefighters are asking residents to give fire safety ‘food for thought’ on Shrove Tuesday.
Crucial campaign delivers hard-hitting message
School children are stepping out of the classroom and into the fire station for lessons in safety.
Nominate your ‘fire service champion 2016’
Nominations are now being taken for the ‘Fire Service Champion 2016’ category of the Service’s MORE Awards.
Hard wire fire safety into building work
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Maybank, Newcastle on February 9.