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Large farm blaze caused accidentally
A large fire in Eccleshall was caused accidentally by a metal fragment in the dust bin according to a fire investigation.
Service reminds residents to look when you cook and keep hobs clear after kitchen fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents to ‘look when you cook’ and keep your hob clear of flammable materials after a fire in a home in Stoke-on-Trent.
Wades Potteries fire caused by firework
The fire at the old Wades Pottery site in Stoke-On-Trent was caused accidentally by a stray firework according to a fire investigation.
Amazon fire is suspicious
The blaze at Amazon, Power Station Road is being treated as suspicious by police after a fire investigation found it was most likely caused deliberately.
Service part of Staffordshire Business Festival
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Support Team (BST) is set to deliver a workshop as part of a yearly business event.
Warning to keep mirrors away from windows after near miss
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents not to leave mirrors near windows after a near miss at a home in Stone.
Man hospitalised after cigarette causes fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents of the four factors which increase the chances of dying in an accidental house fire.
Stay safe this bonfire night

Firefighters are urging people to celebrate safely during the bonfire and firework period this year.

House fire started by pet dog
The Service is urging residents not to leave flammable materials on or near cookers after a kitchen fire in the Staffordshire Moorlands on Tuesday October 24.
Tamworth firefighters commended for bravery
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have recognised eight Tamworth firefighters for their bravery at a serious incident.
Stokie Christmas market stalls up for grabs
Stall-holders are being reminded to book their spot for the popular Stokie Christmas Market.
Lichfield final PFI station to officially open its doors
Firefighters, council members and residents came together to celebrate the official opening of Lichfield Community Fire Station at a special ceremony on Tuesday October 17.
Service staff and partners recognised at annual awards
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have recognised and rewarded staff and partners who made an outstanding contribution to the Service and the community at an awards ceremony on October 12.
Firefighter recognised for attending road traffic colission involving his own brother
A Rising Brook firefighter has been commended for his professionalism and dedication whilst attended a car crash which involved his own brother.
A Newcastle crew have been recognised for outstanding work at hospital fire
A crew from Newcastle-under-Lyme have been given an award for their hard work and performance during the difficult incident at Royal Stoke Hospital.
Cheadle house fire caused by hairdryer
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to keep electrical items away from combustible materials after a house fire in Cheadle.
Service awards recognise dedication and hardwork of staff and partners
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is set to recognise its staff at an awards ceremony this Thursday (October 12).
Hanley flat fire caused accidentally
A fire investigation into the cause of a serious flat fire in Hanley has concluded the blaze was started accidentally.
House left uninhabitable after dishwasher fire
A home in the Staffordshire Moorlands has been left uninhabitable after a dishwasher fire.
Service-wide safety drive for community wellbeing week
Potentially life-saving safety talks, events and demonstrations are to be held across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire when hundreds of fire and rescue service staff take part in Community Wellbeing Week.
Children learn about road safety at Hanley fire station
School children visited Hanley community Fire Station on Friday September 22 to learn about truck and child safety (TACS) as part of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Safe+Sound project.
Fire service rewards staff for their long service
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has recognised 10 members of staff for their long service.
Celebrate the new Biddulph Community Fire Station
Residents are invited to take a look around the new Biddulph community Fire Station during an open day now its renovation is complete.
Elderly couple taken to hospital after carbon monoxide scare

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents of the importance of having working carbon monoxide alarms after an incident in Leek.

Children assessed for smoke inhalation after Tamworth flat fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging residents to check they have working smoke alarms after a fire in a Tamworth home.
Staffordshire fire chief receives honorary degree
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) Chief Fire Officer (CFO) has been honoured by a local university.
Firefighters take part in multi-agency exercise
Firefighters and staff have been involved in a multi-agency exercise to test emergency response and resilience plans for terrorism related incidents within Staffordshire.
Resident reminded to check electrical equipment
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are urging residents to register their electrical appliances and check they are in proper working order as the peak time of year for electrical fires approaches.
Man taken to hospital after flat fire in Leek
The Service is urging residents not to leave flammable materials near cookers after a man was rescued from a flat fire in Leek on Monday September 18.
Motorists urged to take extra care following severe weather warnings
Motorists are being urged to take extra care on Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent roads following two severe weather warnings from the MET Office.
Firefighters take part in national challenge
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service crews have taken part in a national firefighter competition.
Service urges residents to carefully check instructions before using electrical equipment after NUL fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to read equipment instructions carefully after a fire in Westlands, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Businesses urged to manage fire risk
As part of a national drive Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be urging local businesses to manage their risk of fire.
Residents urged to follow chimney and fire safety advice after open fire causes house fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents to follow safety advice as part Chimney Safety Week.
New training facility opened by royalty
A new training complex at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters in Stone has been officially unveiled by The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO.
Final chance to nominate for fire service awards
The countdown is on for residents across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to vote for the Fire Service Champion of 2017.
Prince’s Trust award presented to young people
A group of young people have celebrated their successful completion of The Prince’s Trust’s Team course, delivered by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Huge drop in deliberate fires following Flames Aren't Games campaign
Figures for arson have plummeted following a Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service campaign aimed at highlighting the dangers of deliberate fires.
New training facility to receive royal seal of approval
A unique new training facility at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Headquarters is set to be unveiled by royalty.
Leek firefighter retires in style after 30 years service
A Leek firefighter enjoyed a stylish surprise from his watch on his last day with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Fire cadets celebrate their passing out parade
Fire Cadets in Stoke-on-Trent have celebrated completion of their course in a special passing out parade.