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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

News Archive

June 2017 

Service issues warning about telephone advertising scam
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning business owners and residents to be alert to bogus callers.
Service leads multi-agency exercise
Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are set to take part in a multi-agency exercise to test their incident command and response skills.
Service urges hoax callers not to waste firefighter's time
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people not to make hoax calls to the Service.
Commendations awarded for life-saving actions
Three men and 11 Staffordshire firefighters whose actions saved a woman’s life have received certificates of commendation from the Service.
Sunlight reflecting off mirror causes accidental house fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has issued a safety warning after sunlight reflected off a mirror and caused a nearby plant and window surround to smoulder.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue delegated driving examiner country's first

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service delegated driving examiner has passed a course to become the country’s first driving examiner trainer outside of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Ministry of Defence.

Service issues BBQ safety warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to be extra careful when using barbecues.
Parents urged to warn children of the dangers of derelict buildings
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging parents to warn their children about the dangers of playing in derelict buildings after a boy was injured in Stoke-on-Trent.
You're invited to our free Bollywood cinema event
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safer Communities Community Interest Company (CIC) are to host a free film evening in Stoke-on-Trent.
Cause of Lichfield waste fire has been revealed
A fire investigation has concluded the fire at the former GKN site at Crossfield Industrial Estate in Lichfield was caused deliberately.
Firefighters tackling waste fire in Lichfield

Firefighters have spent the night tackling a fire at the former GKN site at Crossfield Industrial Estate, Lichfield.

Derelict Burslem factory fire started deliberately
A joint investigation by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Staffordshire Police has found a derelict factory fire in Stoke-on-Trent was started deliberately.
Penkridge Community Fire Station is officially opened
Firefighters, public figures and residents celebrated the official opening of the new Penkridge Community Fire Station last night (Monday June 12).
Chairman and Vice Chairman announced
Members of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority have voted in their Chairman and Vice Chairman for the coming year.
Service celebrates volunteers
The outstanding work of volunteers within Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has been recognised.
Service reminds residents to "Look When You Cook"
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have issued a reminder to residents after a kitchen fire in Leek.
Cause of Stoke hospital fire revealed
A fire investigation has found the blaze at Royal Stoke University Hospital on June 7 was started deliberately.
Team effort saves calf
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service crews dealt with a difficult animal rescue in the Staffordshire Moorlands this morning, Tuesday June 6.
County show is huge success for Service
The Staffordshire County Show proved a huge success for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service after hundreds of people visited the staff on Wednesday May 31 and Thursday June 1.
Service offers sympathies to London fire victims and reassures our high rise residents
Chairman offers sympathies after London fire and reassures residents
Chairman of the Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent Fire Authority, Stephen Sweeney, offers sympathies and assures county residents after London fire
Service's thoughts are with those affected by incident in London
Service releases safety advice for tenants in high rise buildings
Serious fires in high rise buildings are few and far between, with only a handful reported worldwide in recent years. Nonetheless fire safety in high rise buildings is of paramount importance due to the complexity of the buildings, and the potential difficulty of firefighting operations deployed at such incidents.
Multi-agency group discusses Staffordshire high rise buildings after Grenfell Tower Fire
A multi-agency meeting has taken place to discuss the on-going and future work to ensure the safety of all Staffordshire residents living in high rise tower blocks.