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News Archive

August 2017 

Nurse praised for off-duty care and compassion at collision
A woman has been commended for her actions at the scene of a serious road traffic collision.
Stricken cat calmed by firefighters using Smokey Paws oxygen mask
Firefighters feared the worst when they were called to a report of a cat impaled on railings in Burton-upon-Trent.
Hoax CallsTo Fire Service Made From Stafford Phone Box
Firefighters are shocked to have been sent to a garage fire in Highfields, Stafford on Sunday night only to arrive and find that it was a hoax call.
Woman Has Lucky Escape From Candle Fire
A woman has had a lucky escape from a house fire started by candles.
Double parking stops fire engine getting to an incident
Firefighters are urging motorists to park more considerately, after they struggled to get to an incident on Saturday afternoon (19 August) due to double parking.
Teen supports Service's Flames Aren't Games Campaign
A former fire starter is now supporting Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Flame’s Aren’t Games campaign and has filmed a short video to share his story.
Football fans reminded flames aren't games
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will be at Stoke City Football Club’s (SCFC) high profile match this Saturday spreading awareness of the Flames Aren’t Games campaign.
Lucky escape as out of control garden fire spreads to house
Firefighters are warning residents to take care when burning garden waste after a garden fire in Stafford almost set a house on fire.
Firefighters tackle factory fire in Cannock
Over 30 firefighters are tackling a fire at a factory in Norton Canes near Cannock.
Stars of Service to be recognised at awards
Residents across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being asked to cast their vote in the hunt for the Fire Service Champion of 2017.
Family lucky to escape after children start bedroom fire
A Stoke-on-Trent family had a lucky escape from a house fire yesterday which was started by children playing with cigarette lighters.
Fire Chief to receive honorary degree
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) Chief Fire Officer (CFO) is to be honoured by a local university.
Spaces still available on Cadets+ Scheme
There is still time to sign-up to this summer’s Cadets+ Scheme with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Open day at Lichfield proves huge success
Lichfield Community Fire Station opened its doors to the public yesterday (Wednesday August 2) to show residents the new facilities.
Increased number of deliberate fires prompts fresh plea
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging the community to share the Flames Aren’t Games campaign in a bid to deter young people from setting fires.
Large wood fire at Longport was started deliberately
The fire at Chemical Lane, Longport was started deliberately according to the fire investigation results.
Firefighters tackle large wood fire in Longport

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been tackling a large fire in Longport throughout the night and is expecting to be there for the rest of the day.

Six crews tackle fire in disused building in Hanley centre
A city centre road remains closed after Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a large fire in a disused building.
Large fire in Stafford home after possible lightning strike
Firefighters are tackling a serious fire at a home in Stafford caused by a possible lightning strike.
Water safety warning issued as school holidays get underway
Parents and guardians in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to know where their children are playing throughout the summer holidays and to talk to them about water safety.
Reminder issued regarding electrical extension cables
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have issued a reminder to residents after an incident involving an electrical cable almost caused a fire.