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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.
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.
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.
Woman Has Lucky Escape From Candle Fire
A woman has had a lucky escape from a house fire started by candles.
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.
Firefighters tackle factory fire in Cannock
Over 30 firefighters are tackling a fire at a factory in Norton Canes near Cannock.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
Lichfield Fire Station opens it's doors to the public
Lichfield Community Fire station will be opening its doors for the public to have a guided tour of the new facilities, meet the crew and see them in action on Wednesday August 2 from 3pm until 7pm.
New spoken word video launches Service's Flames Aren't Games Campaign
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have released an original spoken word video to discourage young people from setting fires, particularly out in the open, as part of the new Flames Aren’t Games campaign.
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.