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Service is to host Apprenticeships Recruitment Day
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is to host an Apprenticeships Recruitment Day.
Firefighters praise neighbour's quick response
Firefighters have praised the potentially life-saving actions of a Cannock resident who reported a blaze in the home of a vulnerable neighbour.
Dramatic drop in incidents during FBU strike
Firefighters in Staffordshire attended nine incidents during the 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike – almost 50 per cent less than over the same time last year.
Service celebrates being shortlisted for award
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Road safety event for Moorlands motorists
Motorists in the Moorlands will be given vital road safety advice as part of a joint initiative next week.
Residents are reminded to be vigilant during strike
Residents are being reminded to be vigilant on the roads and at home during a national 24-hour Fire Brigades Union.
Don't hesitate - dial 999 immediately
Firefighters are urging people to dial 999 as soon as blaze breaks out after an incident in Staffordshire Moorlands was left unreported for half an hour.
House fire sparks electrical safety warning
Firefighters are urging people to seek advice from a qualified professional if they experience ongoing problems with their electrics following a blaze in Tunstall.
Firefighters invite the community of Kinver to a special celebration
Firefighters are inviting Kinver residents to take a look around their new community fire station as part of a special celebration event.
Crews carry out 49 HFRCs following fatal fire
Crews have given potentially life-saving advice to residents in nearly 50 homes following a fatal fire in Uttoxeter.
One month left to nominate for 'Fire Service Champion 2015'
Residents, partners and businesses are being reminded that they have one month left to nominate a ‘Fire Service Champion 2015’ in the MORE Awards.
Warning after recalled dishwasher sparks blaze
The fire and rescue service is urging people to register electrical appliances on a new website after a faulty dishwasher caused a kitchen blaze in Cannock today.
Retained Crew Manager is to retire after nearly 40 years
One of the longest serving retained firefighters in Staffordshire is set to retire after nearly 40 years of keeping the community safe.
People urged to take extra care as 24 hour FBU strike is announced
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging people to take extra care following the announcement of a 24 hour strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).
Second death in a week caused by a cigarette lighter
Firefighters have issued an urgent safety warning following the second fatal fire caused by cigarette materials in less than a week.
Fire service Council Tax will increase by 1.95 per cent
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority has today agreed to increase its Council Tax precept by 1.95 per cent from April 2015.
Fire and rescue service supports national campaign
Firefighters are backing a national campaign to highlight the potential risks of cooking with chip pans.
Hundreds of older people benefit from HFRCs
Firefighters and trained technicians carried out more than 230 Home Fire Risk Checks (HFRCs) in the homes of older people as part of a high profile campaign.
Fire caused by cigarette lighter
A fire, in which a lady later died, was accidentally started by a cigarette lighter, a fire investigation has established.
Elderly Lady Dies Following A Fire At Her Home
An elderly lady has died following a fire at her home last night.
Young people are to embark on a pioneering partnership project
Young people will be taking their first steps towards a successful career when they embark upon a pioneering partnership project next week.
Crews move into Rugeley's new £3 million community fire station
Crews have today moved into Rugeley’s new £3 million community fire station.
Week-long HFRC drive to boost safety for older people
Firefighters and trained technicians will be boosting safety in the homes of older people next week as part of a high profile campaign.
Chimney fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of an ‘explosion’ which caused a chimney to collapse in Longton.
Firefighters speak out about shocking situations
Firefighters have revealed some of the most shocking living conditions they have witnessed when attending incidents in the homes of older people.
Crews move into Stone's new £3M community fire station
Crews have today moved into Stone’s new £3 million community fire station.
Hazard-ridden scene sparks a rise in HFRCs
An eye-catching scene depicting potential dangers that can be found in the home has attracted more than 90 Home Fire Risk Check (HFRC) referrals from older residents.
Nominate your 'Fire Service Champion 2015'
Nominations are now being taken for the ‘Fire Service Champion 2015’ category of the Service’s MORE Awards.
Commendation Award For Off Duty Firefighter
An off-duty firefighter will be rewarded with a Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation for his brave actions at a house fire.
Cyclists urged to beware of blind spots
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is distributing fluorescent 'Cyclists Beware' stickers to haulage companies across the county to help keep cyclists safer on the roads.
Christmas comes early for Natalie
Christmas came early for one lucky teenager after she scooped a PlayStation 4 through the Service’s Flames Aren’t Games campaign.