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Top team is honoured at awards ceremony
Three former members of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s control room have been honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony.
Burton's MORE Award winners are revealed
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has presented a trio of awards for excellent work carried out in the east of the county.
Tamworth's MORE Awards winners are revealed
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has presented a trio of awards to firefighters and support staff who have gone the extra mile to serve the community of Tamworth.
Moorlands councillor scoops top title
A dedicated member of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority has been honoured with a MORE Award.
Specialist Technicians Scoop Top Title
A specialist team of technicians has scooped a top title at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s MORE Awards ceremony.
Dedicated Cannock volunteer scoops MORE Award
A dedicated Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteer based in Cannock has scooped a MORE Award.
Work is to start on Penkridge's new community fire station
Work on Penkridge’s new £1.8 million community fire station is set to start on Monday, August 4.
Safety warning following spate of kitchen fires
Firefighters are urging people to take care when cooking following a spate on kitchen blazes in Stafford.
Work is set to start on Leek's new community fire station
Work on Leek’s new £3.4 million community fire station is set to start on Monday, August 4.
Leek firefighters are to showcase rescue equipment
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will display its animal rescue equipment during the popular Leek and District Show this weekend.
Fire service welcomes six-year sentence
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed a six year prison sentence handed to an arsonist who set fire to a restaurant.
Firefighters issue warning after tackling a deliberate blaze
More than 30 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a field off Sycamore Green in West Chadsmoor, Cannock.
One week until the MORE Awards winners are revealed
The winners of the prestigious MORE Awards are set to be revealed in one week’s time.
Community praised as latest strike ends
Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford has thanked residents and motorists for their vigilance after there were no large incidents during the national FBU industrial action.
Firefighters tackle blaze at disused building
More than 45 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a building in the grounds of a disused golf club in Stretton.
Warning after phone charger sparks fire
Firefighters are warning people about the risks of using chargers which are incompatible with their mobile phones following a serious house fire in Newcastle.
Former firefighters urged to take a trip down memory lane
Former firefighters who were based at Leek are being urged to join current crews to bid a fond farewell to the old station.
Student Firefighter Passing Out Parade
A group of student firefighters will be awarded for successfully completing their course at their Celebration of Success event that will be held at Stafford Fire Station on 17 July.
Firefighters bid a fond farewell to Chase Terrace Station
Former firefighters who were based at Chase Terrace are being urged to join current crews to bid a fond farewell to the old station.
Chief Fire Officer expresses shock at deliberate fires
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has expressed his shock and dismay that deliberate fires have been set during the national Fire Brigades Union strike periods, when fire cover in the county is reduced.
Chip Pan Fire in Home With No Smoke Alarms
A family had a lucky escape after a chip pan caught fire in their home, which had no working smoke alarms.
Fire caused by cigarette
A bungalow fire in Amington, Tamworth, started after a cigarette ignited a settee.
Summer sports activities to keep boredom at bay
Young people can enjoy fun and games when a popular portable sporting arena comes to Cannock Chase and Great Wyrley this summer.
Praise from CFO after no incidents of note reported during strike
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has again praised the vigilance of the county’s residents after no incidents of note were reported during yesterday’s national FBU strike.
Call to highlight the dangers of fire-setting
Parents are being urged to remind their children about the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires ahead of the schools’ summer holiday.
Kick-start the summer holidays with sport sessions
Young people in Stoke-on-Trent can kick-start the summer holidays with a series of fun filled activities.
Residents urged to take up life-saving checks following fatal fire
Firefighters are today visiting properties in Amington, Tamworth, following a fatal blaze at a bungalow.
Forty firefighters tackle blaze
Forty firefighters have tackled a blaze at a paint production factory in Cheslyn Hay.
Keep the bordedom at bay with StreetStadia this summer
Young people in Burton can keep the boredom at bay this summer after a group of partners have teamed up to buy a portable sporting arena.
Call to 'Push the Button' ahead of FBU strike
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging people to ‘Push the Button’ ahead of the national Fire Brigades Union strike on Thursday, July 10.
Firefighters tackle bungalow fire in Tamworth
Firefighters have this morning tackled a blaze at a bungalow in Amington, Tamworth.
Get Started Programme is Proving to be a Success
Thirteen young people have completed the first Prince’s Trust ‘Get Started’ programme that was in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Cooking fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters have tackled a blaze which broke out at a block of flats in Newcastle.
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.
Tunstall fire started deliberately
A severe fire at Mr Big Deal in Tunstall was started deliberately an investigation has found.
Tunstall Building Fire Update
Firefighters have now been able to enter the building in Tunstall that was yesterday ravaged by fire.
Firefighters Remain at Hixon Fire
Firefighters have worked tirelessly through the night tackling a fire at JBM Limited in Hixon.
Ongoing fire in Hixon
Firefighters have spent the day tackling a fire at JBM Limited on Hixon Industrial Estate.
Ongoing fire in Tunstall
Firefighters have been tackling a fire in Tunstall since late yesterday evening.
Extrication Challenge Event - Service Headquarters
Firefighters will be competing against each other during an ‘Extrication Challenge’ event being held on Saturday June 28 at Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters.
Adventurous apprentices take to the seas
Adventurous apprentices at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be setting sail this weekend as part of a national challenge.
Chief Fire Officer warns of dangers of setting grass fires
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging parents to remind their children about the dangers of deliberately starting grass fires.
Deadline is looming for Fire Cadets' applications
Young people who would like to become a Fire Cadet are being reminded they have until the end of the month to apply.
Factory fire at Cauldon Low
Dozens of firefighters are continuing to tackle a major blaze which broke out at a factory in Cauldon Low yesterday.
Incidents drop dramatically during 24-hour FBU strike
Incidents reported across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent dropped by one third compared to the average number during the national 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike.
Joining forces to keep Cannock Chase safe
Firefighters are supporting the police and search and rescue team in their rural operations by donating four bikes for use on Cannock Chase.
Take extra care when the World Cup kicks off
Football fans are being urged to take extra care during the first World Cup game which coincides with a 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike.
Hard-hitting campaign highlights Road Safety Week
A hard-hitting campaign is set to be launched in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to warn motorists of the dangers of flouting the law while on the road.
Community commended for HFRC take-up
Firefighters have had a positive response to their offer of a free Home Fire Risk Check following a fatal fire at a house in Stafford.
Call for vigilance as FBU announces strikes
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging people to be extra vigilant after the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) revealed it will hold two further strikes.
House fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are urging residents to look out for vulnerable and older people following a house fire in Lichfield.
Lowest number of accidental house fires in Service's history
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has reported the lowest number of accidental house fires in the Service’s history.
Chairman and Vice Chairman are re-elected
Members of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority have voted in their Chairman and Vice Chairman for the coming year.
Safety Town returns to Tamworth
Hundreds of Tamworth pupils will learn about the perils of playing with fire and the consequences of crime as part of a joint initiative.
Recruitment drive for Fire Cadets and Volunteer Instructors
A county-wide recruitment drive for Fire Cadets and Volunteer Instructors has been launched.
Safety warning after flat fire
Firefighters are warning people of the dangers of cooking after consuming alcohol following a flat fire in Burntwood.
Firefighters celebrate success
Five retained firefighters have been congratulated after completing a challenging three-year development programme to become fully competent.
MORE Awards shortlisted nominees are revealed
The shortlist of firefighters, support staff and volunteers nominated to win a prestigious MORE Award has been revealed.
Charity Car Boot Sale - Hanley
A car boot sale will be held on Bank Holiday Monday at Hanley Community Fire Station to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Competition Highlights the Dangers of Deliberate Fire- Setting
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is set to launch a microsite which will showcase the Teenage Caveman video and give young people the chance to scoop a top notch prize – a Playstation 4.
Firefighters are to demonstrate rescue skills at county show
Crews will be showcasing their latest fire engine and demonstrating animal rescue techniques during the annual Staffordshire County Show later this month.
CHIP PAN FIRE SPARKS SAFETY WARNING

Firefighters are urging people to be careful when cooking following a chip pan fire in Newcastle.
Smokers urged to take extra care following fatal fire
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 Stafford lady died.
Brewood Firefighters Scrub Up For Charity
Firefighters from Brewood will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, May 24. The event will take place from 10am until 2pm at Brewood Fire Station.
Staffordshire Supports National Campaign
Firefighters in Staffordshire are supporting a national campaign which aims to highlight the potential risks posed by hoarding.
Fatal house fire in Stafford
A woman has died following a fatal house fire at Western Downs, in Stafford.
Firefighters tackle house fire in Stafford
Firefighters have this morning tackled a blaze at a semi-detached property in Western Downs, Stafford.
Work is to start on community fire station in Loggerheads
The first phase of work is set to get underway at the new community fire station in Loggerheads on Monday, May 12.
Staffordshire is to host an international service of thanksgiving
Hundreds of firefighters from around the world will attend a high profile ceremony of thanksgiving in Staffordshire this weekend.
Fire service urges people to sign up for Twitter Alerts
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service can now send alerts about major incidents directly to Twitter-users via their smartphones.
Dozens of delegates have attended a high profile conference
Dozens of delegates have attended a high profile conference which explored new ways of working together to better protect the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Teaming up to offer top tips on car maintenance
Women can learn more about maintaining their cars during an event tomorrow (May 7) evening.
Praise from Chief Fire Officer after no incidents of note reported during strike
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has again praised the vigilance of the county’s residents after no incidents of note were reported during this weekend’s national FBU strike.
Chief Fire Officer thanks residents for taking extra care during strike action
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has thanked members of the community for being extra vigilant during today’s industrial action.