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New Community Fire Station Gets Royal Approval
The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened Burton Community Fire Station.
Service issues warning not to pour flammable liquids onto bonfires or barbecues after man seriously injured
A man has suffered potentially life threatening injures after pouring a flammable liquid on a bonfire at his home in Stoke-on-Trent.
Pony rescued by firefighters qualifies for top show

Firefighters at Leek Community Fire Station were paid a special visit recently.

Fire at Blythe Bridge home was deliberate
A fire investigation into the incident at The Avenue, Blythe Bridge, has concluded the fire was started deliberately.
Fun had by all at Emergency Services Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) had a fantastic Emergency Services Day on Sunday July 16 at Queens Park, Longton, engaging with the community we serve.
Prince's Trust ‘Team' programme spruce up garden in aid of local school children
Kind-hearted members of The Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme, run in partnership with Safer Communities CIC and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, have been busy preparing a new sensory garden for school children.
Vintage fire engine finds its way back to the Service
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are pleased to welcome an antique fire engine from the 1950s back into their care.
Dog rescued after starting kitchen fire
The Service is urging residents not to leave flammable materials on cookers after a dog was rescued from a kitchen fire in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday July 11.
Service warns about bogus door knockers
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are warning residents to be alert to bogus door knockers.
New boat to help train for water rescues
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are the first service in the country to take advantage of a new, larger training boat.
Service leads successful multi-agency exercise
Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have taken part in a successful multi-agency exercise.
Work has been completed on sprinkler installation in Lichfield high rise
Work has now been completed on a sprinkler system in David Garrick Gardens in Lichfield.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Service issues BBQ safety warning
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to be extra careful when using barbecues.
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
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.
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.
Service's thoughts are with those affected by incident in London
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 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.
Service celebrates volunteers
The outstanding work of volunteers within Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has been recognised.
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.
Incident sparks reminder to take care in the kitchen
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is reminding residents to take care in the kitchen after a fire.
Firefighter speaks out about the impact of fatal fires

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Fire Investigator has spoken of the devastating impact a fatal incident can have on the crew.
Sprinkler conference is raving success
A sprinkler conference hosted by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has proved a raging success as dozens heard about the benefits from those who have already installed them.
Rise in secondary fires sparks warning from Service
The number of outdoor fires in Staffordshire has more than tripled this spring compared to last year.
Business awarded for contribution to local community
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have presented a Staffordshire Moorlands business with a Co-operative Employers Award.
Reduce your risk this Ramadan
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is encouraging Muslim communities to ensure they celebrate safely during Ramadan, a month long celebration that starts on Friday May 26.
Safe and Well visit leads to fresh start for Burslem man
The home of a vulnerable man who received a Safe and Well visit has been transformed to reduce the chances of a fire happening.
Safer Communities CIC helps keep school children Safe+Sound
A project funded by Safer Communities CIC, in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Sporting Communities CIC, has helped hundreds of school children learn important safety lessons.
Conference highlights success of sprinkler systems
A conference highlighting the successes of sprinkler installations is being held in Staffordshire tomorrow (Thursday 25).
Fire Service rescue person in M6 collision
A person has been rescued from a vehicle after a serious road traffic collision in Staffordshire.
#YouCanToo wholetime Firefighter recruitment campaign launched
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are set to recruit wholetime firefighters for the first time in eight years.
Smokers urged to dispose of cigarettes carefully after serious house fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding smokers to dispose of cigarettes correctly after a serious house fire in Stoke-on-Trent.
More young people to access life-changing course thanks to successful funding bid
Safer Communities Community Interest Company (CIC), in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and The Prince’s Trust, are extending their successful Team programme after securing funding via the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme through the lead organisation Step to Work (Walsall) Limited’s Evolve project.
Warning not to leave bonfires unattended after barn narrowly escapes damage

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning residents to keep an eye on anything they are burning at their property after a barn narrowly escaped serious damage in Leek.
Firefighters' International Service of Thanksgiving
Hundreds of firefighters from across the United Kingdom are set to attend a high profile thanksgiving service in Staffordshire.
Incident at Drayton Manor
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended an incident at Drayton Manor.
Two Service Employees Scoop International Awards
Two members of the Service have been recognised for their outstanding delivery of training courses.
Property Fire in Newcastle

Firefighters have dealt with a property fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Stoke-on-Trent Fire Treated as Arson
A large fire in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent is believed to have been caused deliberately.
Road Safety Awareness for Rugeley School Children
School children from Rugeley are being offered a unique opportunity to learn about road safety.
Firefighters Tackle Large Fire in Cobridge
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service continue to deal with a large fire in Cobridge.
Large Fire at Tamworth Business
Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and neighbouring fire services are dealing with a large fire at an Tame Valley Industrial Estate in Tamworth.
Tamworth School Children Invited to Interactive Safety Event
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are set to host a number of multi-agency events for school children.
Firefighters Bravery and Sacrifice Honoured
At midday today (Thursday 4 May) firefighters serving in Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) stood on parade in front of their fire stations to observe a minute silence in honour of the bravery and sacrifice of all firefighters who have died on duty whilst serving their communities.
Bereaved Sister Supports SAME Campaign
A Lichfield woman who lost her brother in a flat fire is supporting Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s SAME Campaign.
Foxy the Flambé Firefighter
One of our Station Managers got more than he bargained for when he popped in to oversee the cooking at a local charity event.
Firefighters tackle huge woodland fire
Firefighters have responded to a large woodland fire near Kinver.
House fire sparked by halogen heater
A fire investigation into a serious house fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme found it was caused by a heater.
Residents urged to ‘look while you cook' after lucky escape
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents not to leave cooking unattended after a child was taken to hospital following a kitchen fire in Burton.
Don't smoke while using oxygen therapy
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning about the dangers of smoking while using oxygen therapy.
Tamworth care home fire caused by discarded cigarette
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a reminder to take care when disposing of smoking materials.
Service warns of the danger of setting grass fires
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of deliberately starting fires after a spate of blazes in the county’s countryside
Coiled cable warning issued after fatal fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have issued a warning to residents about the danger of using uncoiled drum extension cables.
Investigation findings into tragic fire in the Westlands
A fire investigation into the cause of a fire in Newcastle under Lyme, in which a lady died, has established that the likelihood is the fire was caused accidentally. The source of the fire was an old electrical cable reel that had overheated.
Second House Fire Fatality in a Week
A woman has lost her life in a house fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Cannock firefighter speaks out about the impact of fatal incidents
A Cannock firefighter has spoke of the traumatic impact attending a fire death can have on the crew and how the images they see will never leave them.
Rugeley fire station is officially opened
Firefighters, public figures and residents celebrated the official opening of the new Rugeley Community Fire Station last night (Monday).
Fire Investigation into Fatal House Fire
A fire investigation into an incident that saw a man lose his life in Stoke-on-Trent has established that the fire was caused accidentally.
Fire chiefs cook up a storm at YMCA
Staff from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service recently donned their aprons to cook up a storm in Stoke-on-Trent.
Quick-thinking painters receive CFO's commendation
A pair of quick-thinking painters have been commended by the Chief Fire Officer for their potentially life-saving actions.
Daughter supports campaign to reduce fire deaths
A Kidsgrove woman is supporting Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s SAME Campaign which aims to raise awareness of the four key factors which usually lead to fatal fires these include smoking, alcohol, mobility issues and elderly people.
Fire service launches three year plan
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed its plans for the next three years in its Corporate Safety Plan 2017 –2020, published today.
Tamworth house fire sparks warning over smoking
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Tamworth which was caused by discarded smoking materials.
Sunlight reflecting off mirror sparks blaze
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a safety warning after sunlight reflected off a mirror and caused a nearby blind to smoulder.
Spring into action to test your smoke alarm
Staffordshire residents are urged to spring into action to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarm when they put their clocks forward this weekend (Sunday 26 March).
Service launches new campaign on fire death factors
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a campaign highlighting the factors most likely to increase your risk of dying in an accidental fire.
Sprinkler system minimises damage in flat fire
Firefighters have praised a housing association and Stoke-on-Trent City Council for installing a potentially life-saving sprinkler system which helped to supress a blaze at a block of flats in Stoke-on-Trent.
HGV fire closes M6 in Staffordshire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a lorry fire on the northbound carriageway of the M6 at around 5:13am today (Wednesday 8 March)
Cheadle firefigher retires after 47 years
One of the longest serving retained firefighters in Staffordshire has retired after 47 years of keeping the community safe.