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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

March 2016 

Sporting activities arranged across the south of the county
Young people across the south of the county can keep boredom at bay during the Easter holidays by taking part in a series of free sport sessions.
Retained firefighter recruitment drive in Kidsgrove
A recruitment drive looking for retained firefighters to help protect the people of Kidsgrove is currently underway.
Last few places on Cannock driving course up for grabs
The last few places on a young drivers’ course are up for grabs.
Do the 'tick tock test' when the clocks go forward
Firefighters are urging people to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarm when they put their clocks forward on Sunday, March 27.
Two young people hurt in Alton Towers crash say thank you with cheque presentation to rescuers
Two young people seriously injured in the Alton Towers’ rollercoaster crash have raised over £14,000 for Staffordshire Safer Communities CIC and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Twitter account launched to warn and inform in the east
A new twitter account which aims to keep the communities of East Staffordshire warned and informed has gone live.
Sprinkler seminar is a success
A sprinkler seminar held last week has proved a success with more than 80 delegates attending.
Street sessions arranged across the north of the county
Young people across the north of the county can keep boredom at bay during the Easter holidays by taking part in a series of free sport sessions.
Kick-start the Easter holidays with football sessions
Young people in Stoke-on-Trent can kick-start the Easter holidays with a series of fun filled activities.
Fundraising firefighters install life-saving machines
Four potentially life-saving defibrillator machines that can be used to help resuscitate people who have suffered a cardiac arrest have been fitted in and around the Loggerheads area thanks to fundraising firefighters.
Community initiative launched to combat social isolation in older men
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new initiative which aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness in older men.
Family thanks firefighters following house fire
A man whose life was saved after he suffered a cardiac arrest outside his Blurton home has thanked firefighters who came to his aid.
Volunteers honoured at special ceremony
Volunteers who dedicate their spare time to supporting the work of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were honoured at a special ceremony.
Service supports national 'No Smoking Day'
Smokers in Staffordshire are being warned of the potential safety risks linked to lighting up after shocking statistics revealed that cigarettes sparked almost 200 dwelling fires in five years.
Longport scrapyard fire was set deliberately
An investigation into the cause of a fire at a scrapyard in Longport has revealed that the incident was started deliberately.
Long service awards evening
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service personnel from across the county were awarded for their long service and good conduct on March 1.
Grass fires spark campaign in north of the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding children and parents that ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ as part of its grass fire prevention campaign.
Man dies following fire at his home
A man has died following a fire at his home last night.
Latest multi-agency statement - Astonfields Industrial Estate
Here is the latest update from the various agencies involved with the fire at Astonfields Industrial Estate.
Update on Astonfields Industrial Estate blaze
A multi-agency response was put in place today to deal with a large fire at an industrial premises in Stafford. The response led by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue involved Staffordshire Police, Stafford Borough Council, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Public Health England, NHS, the Environment Agency and National Grid.  Please see the below for an update from each of the key agencies involved.
Fire at Astonfields Industrial Estate
Director of Response Rob Barber said: “We are currently attending a large fire at Global Hygiene LLP on Astonfields Industrial Estate on Drummond Road in Stafford.
Astonfields Industrial Estate - Multi-agency statement
We expect the incident to continue well into the evening, and all emergency services and partners are working hard together to deal with the impact of the incident.
Commendation award for potentially life-saving actions
A man whose actions potentially saved two people’s lives has received a certificate of commendation from the Service.
Fundraising firefighters install life-saving machines
Four potentially life-saving defibrillator machines that can be used to help resuscitate people who have suffered a cardiac arrest have been fitted in and around the Loggerheads area thanks to fundraising firefighters.
Fundraising firefighters present £10,050 to charity
Fundraising firefighters presented five organisations in Stoke-on-Trent with cheques totalling more than £10,000. The presentation took place at Hanley Community Fire Station at 3pm on March 8, 2016.