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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.
Staffordshire residents and businesses urged to help in the fight against illicit waste
Residents and businesses in Staffordshire are being urged to help in the fight against illicit waste.
Council Tax increase approved
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority yesterday agreed to increase its Council Tax precept by 1.75 per cent from April 2017.
Could you be a retained firefighter in Tamworth?
The Service is holding recruitment days at Tamworth Fire Station, on Lichfield Street, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6pm and Saturday, February 25 at 10am.
Plastic waste fire in Milton caused deliberately
A fire investigation into the incident on Redhill Road in Milton has found the blaze was started deliberately
Firefighters still battling Milton plastics fire
Crews from Hanley, Newcastle and Longton, along with an aerial ladder platform, continued to tackle the fire at Milton in Stoke-On-Trent today, February 6, and the incident is expected to continue for the next few days.
Recycled plastics fire, Milton
Firefighters are dealing with a fire at a recycling plant on Redhills Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent. The emergency call was received at 8.21am today.
Service to instruct Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are celebrating after being awarded a licence from the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme which runs in partnership with the Service’s Cadet+ Programme.
Fire in Stafford flat considered suspicious
A fire investigation has found the cause of a serious fire in Stafford on Friday January 27 is suspicious.
Service warns motorists to steer clear of flood water
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents not to drive through flood water and to adhere to warning signs following a water rescue on Thursday, February 2.
Gino Gets A Taste Of Life As A Firefighter
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomed television chef Gino D’acampo to Sandyford Community Fire Station today (January 25) where he was put through his paces with the crew.
Service Supports My Appliance Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to make their homes safer by taking part in Register My Appliance Day this Thursday (January 19).  The call comes as latest statistics show that Staffordshire  Fire and Rescue Service received 119 calls attributed to faulty appliances  or equipment in 2016. Appliance manufacturers are reminding their customers that they can instantly improve their home safety by taking a few minutes to register the white goods that they rely on every day, have never registered, and completely forget they own.
High-profile Conference Aimed At Social Housing Landlords
Social landlords have been told about the benefits of fitting automatic sprinkler systems in their properties during a high-profile conference at the Service’s headquarters.
Fatal fire caused by cigarette
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging smokers to take extra care after an investigation established that a cigarette was responsible for a fire in which a Stoke-on-Trent woman died.
Authority is recognised in national finance report
A national report has revealed that Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority is among just 10 per cent of local government bodies to have its accounts approved well in advance of the deadline.
Sunlight reflecting off mirror sparks blaze
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a safety warning after sunlight reflected off a mirror and caused nearby curtains to smoulder.
Quick-thinking neighbour receives CFO's commendation
A quick-thinking resident of Longton has been commended by the Chief Fire Officer for her potentially life-saving actions.
Cause of fire at Aisle of Brides is released
A fire investigation has revealed that a blaze which broke out at the Aisle of Brides in Stoke was started accidentally.
Register electrical items bought on 'Black Friday'
Seasonal shoppers are being urged to register any electrical gifts they snap up during the annual ‘Black Friday’ bonanza.
Join us for the Family Festival of Carols
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 4.
Enjoy a seasonal shop at the Stokie Christmas Market
The popular Stokie Christmas Market is set to return to Hanley Community Fire Station on Sunday, December 4.
Leek Community Fire Station is officially opened
Leek’s new community fire station was officially opened during a special ceremony.
Cause of Cobridge fire is released
The cause of a fire which destroyed a terraced house in Cobridge and severely damaged four others has been classed as deliberate.
Potentially life-saving visits following fatal fire
Community Safety Officers will be visiting residents in Bobbington, South Staffordshire, after an older man sadly lost his life in a fire earlier this week.
Investigation is underway into terraced property blaze
A fire investigation is underway following an incident involving five terraced house in Cobridge.
Kitchen fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people not to leave cooking unattended following a pan fire in Chell today.
Sprinkler system minimises damage at Amazon
Firefighters have praised Amazon for installing a potentially life-saving sprinkler system which helped to supress a blaze at its Rugeley site.
Investigation underway into cause of fatal fire
A fire investigation is underway this morning into the cause of a house blaze in Bobbington in which a man lost his life.
Crew returns to former Slitting Mill fire site
Services warn farmers to be vigilant after a spate of fires
Staffordshire and Shropshire fire and rescue services are warning farmers to be extra vigilant following a spate of deliberate blazes on the counties’ borders.
'Team' programme brushes up on DIY skills in aid of charity
Kind-hearted members of The Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme, run by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, have been brushing up on their DIY skills to help a local charity.
Sprinkler system installed at fire-damaged accommodation
A sheltered housing scheme in Tamworth which was severely damaged by a blaze has now been renovated and fitted with a potentially life-saving sprinkler system.
House fire in Cheddleton sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people to store items in their lofts safely after a blaze broke out at a semi-detached property in Cheddleton.
Service is shortlisted for a trio of top titles
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for a trio of top titles as part of a national awards ceremony.