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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.