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Service-wide safety drive for 'Community Wellbeing Day'
Dozens of safety events, talks and demonstrations are to be held across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of the Service’s first ‘Community Wellbeing Day'.
Ipstones fire station set to mark milestone anniversary
Firefighters past and present will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Ipstones’ station next week.
Hanley Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Hanley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, September 27. The event will take place from 10am until 4pm at Hanley Community Fire Station.
Fun packed line up for Family Day
Daring rescue demonstrations, Stafford FM, face painting and much more will be entertaining visitors to the Service’s Family Day this weekend.
Staffordshire's Chief Fire Officer takes up national role
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford has been appointed President of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA).
Staffordshire Is To Host National Conference
A national conference exploring mental health and assistive technology is to be held in Staffordshire next week.
Recruitment Fair To Be Held at Fire Service Family Day
Job seekers are invited to a recruitment fair being held at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Day.
Fire at Industrial Estate in Cannock

Fire and rescue crews have been working through the night tackling a fire at an industrial estate in Cannock.

Staffordshire's Chief Fire Officer To Take Up National Role
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford will be appointed President of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) at an event on Monday, September 15.
Dramatic drop in grass fires following campaign
The high profile Flames Aren’t Games campaign has once again proved a success across the county with hundreds fewer small fires reported this summer compared to 2013.
Road closed as firefighters tackle HGV blaze
Firefighters are attending an incident in Cannock involving a HGV trailer carrying scrap vehicles.
Acetylene incident is declared safe
An Acetylene canister which caught fire at Halfords in Cannock has now been made safe.
Fire crews tackle incident at Halfords in Cannock
Fire crews are in attendance at an incident involving an Acetylene cylinder at Halfords in Cannock.
Narrow Boat Fire in Fradley
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging boat owners to ensure they have smoke alarms following a severe boat fire on Fradley Junction Canal
Crews move into new £1.7 million community fire station
Crews have today moved into Chase Terrace’s new £1.7 million community fire station.
Firefighters tackle two early morning blazes
Firefighters tackled two deliberate bin blazes in Stafford in the early hours of this morning.
Flat fire sparks safety warning
Crews have tackled a blaze which broke out in the kitchen of a flat in Kidsgrove.
Past and present pictures sought for celebration
Firefighters in Ipstones are calling on the community to donate pictures past and present of the station so they can be showcased at a special celebration event.
Retained recruitment drive in the north of the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the north of the county.
Recruitment drive for retained firefighters in Uttoxeter and Barton-under-Needwood
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the west of the county.
Takeaway fire caused by faulty fryer
An investigation has revealed that a major fire at a takeaway in Stoke-on-Trent was caused due to a fault with the fryer.
Recruitment drive for retained firefighters
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters in the west of the county.
Charity Car Boot Sale at Hanley
A charity car boot sale will be held on Bank Holiday Monday at Hanley Community Fire Station.
Firefighters tackle early morning blaze
Firefighters tackled a blaze at a shop in Fazeley in the early hours of this morning.
Firefighters tackle major blaze at fast food shop
More than 30 firefighters have tackled a major blaze at a fast food shop in Stoke-on-Trent.
Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze
Almost 20 firefighters today tackled a kitchen blaze at a detached house in Stafford.
Plans for Burton's new community fire station are to be showcased
Plans for Burton’s new community fire station are set to be showcased during an open evening next month.
Pioneering project is set to be launched
Young unemployed people who want to take their first steps towards a successful career are being urged to apply for a place on a pioneering project.
One incident of note during strike period
Staffordshire’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer has praised local residents and businesses after just one incident of note was reported during the latest national FBU strike.
One week left for Playstation 4 prize draw
Young people have just one week left to enter a prize draw to be in with a chance of scooping a Playstation 4.
Candle fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people of the dangers of leaving lit candles unattended following a blaze at a terraced house in Shelton.
Revellers urged to take care during late night strikes
Revellers are being reminded to be extra careful this weekend when late night Fire Brigades Union strikes are held.
Firefighters tackle blaze at terraced house
Firefighters are urging people to take care when cooking after a blaze broke out in a Newcastle kitchen.
Firefighters tackle Post Office blaze
More than 25 firefighters tackled a blaze at a post office in Branston which broke out in the early hours of this morning.
E-cigarette fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people about the risks of using chargers which are incompatible with their E-cigarette following a house fire in Trentham.
Fire service is to host a family day
Firefighters are inviting members of the community to visit the Service’s headquarters as part of the popular Family Day.
Revellers and motorists urged to be vigilant
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging revellers and motorists to be vigilant ahead of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strikes.
Firefighters to visit Stoke Pride
Firefighters will be visiting the popular Stoke Pride celebrations on Saturday to give out top tips on how to stay safe.
Barbecue blaze sparks summer safety warning
Firefighters are urging people to dispose of barbecues in a safe and sensible way following a fire at a Staffordshire beauty spot.
Fire safety advice available at rural roadshows
Community Safety Officers will be out and about giving people potentially life-saving advice as part of a rural roadshow next week.
Fire at Rumer Hill in Cannock
A tea light candle left to burn has caused a fire in a carport of a property in Cannock.
Eye-catching ad-vans drive safety message home
Eye-catching posters will be driving home the message that ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ this week.
Safety warning as FBU announces further strikes
Peter Dartford, Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, has again called for people to take extra care following the announcement of a further Fire Brigades Union strike.
Firefighters and council join forces in a high pressure exercise
More than a dozen Tamworth firefighters took part in a high pressure training exercise to practice rescuing casualties trapped in the basement of a block of flats.
Chief Fire Officer and NHS boss swap jobs
Top bosses at Staffordshire's fire and rescue service and community NHS trust are swapping jobs to understand how they can work better together to support the local community and improve their organisations.
Passing out parade for first 'new look' Fire Cadets
The first group of young people to successfully complete a pioneering new Fire Cadets course will celebrate their passing out parade on Saturday, August 2.
CFO urges caution after FBU reveals further strike
Peter Dartford, Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, has again called for people to take extra care following the announcement of a further Fire Brigades Union strike.