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Businesses warned of changes to firefighters attending automatic fire alarms
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning businesses that from next month automatic fire alarms, where there is no confirmation of a fire, will not be attended by firefighters.
Long Service Awards Evening
Fire and Rescue Service personnel from across the county were awarded for their long service and good conduct at a presentation evening.
Chief Fire Officer commends crews from Lichfield and Burton
Firefighters from Lichfield and Burton have been commended for their efforts to try to save a man who was involved in a road traffic collision.
Microsite highlights dangers of deliberate fire-setting
Young people will be in with the chance of scooping a Playstation 4 if they visit a hard-hitting microsite which warns of the dangers of deliberate fire-setting.
Fire engine and concept car will be at the Staffordshire County Show
Crews will be showcasing a fire engine and the Service’s hi-tech concept car during the annual Staffordshire County Show next week.
One week left to have a say on Community Safety Options
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is urging people to have their say on the proposed ‘Community Safety Options’ before the consultation closes in one week’s time.
Drop-in sessions for 'Dementia Friends'
A trio of drop-in sessions will take place next week to encourage individuals, organisations and businesses to become ‘Dementia Friends’.
Service teams up with Wedgwood to boost safety in Barlaston
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with the world renowned ceramics manufacturer Wedgwood as part of a safety boosting initiative in Barlaston.
Concept car drives home potentially life-saving messages
A high-tech concept car will be driving home potentially life-saving messages to young people in Tamworth.
Time capsule burial marks milestone
Loggerheads Community Fire Station will mark a milestone on Friday, May 15 when a time capsule is buried in its grounds.
Fire Cadets to carry out dramatic extrication demonstration
Fire Cadets from Stafford and Newcastle carried out a dramatic extrication demonstration using specialist equipment funded by a dozen county councillors.
Potentially life-saving defibrillator installed in Uttoxeter
A potentially life-saving machine that can be used to help resuscitate people who have suffered a cardiac arrest has been installed in Uttoxeter.
Firefighters' International Service of Thanksgiving at Alrewas
Hundreds of firefighters from across the United Kingdom will be attending a high profile service of thanksgiving in Staffordshire.
Tumble dryer fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are urging people never to leave tumble dryers on while they are out of the house following a fire in Lichfield.
Young people receive Prince's Trust Award
A group of young people are celebrating after successfully completing a Prince’s Trust course, run by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
MORE Awards shortlist is revealed
The shortlist has been revealed for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s prestigious MORE Awards.
Newcastle firefighters scrub up for charity
Firefighters from Hanley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, April 25.
Firefighters continue to tackle woodland blaze
Firefighters are continuing to tackle a woodland blaze in Alton which has covered an area equivalent to 15 football pitches.
Time capsule burial marks milestone
Rugeley Community Fire Station will mark a milestone on Friday when a time capsule is buried in its grounds.
Crews tackle more than 100 grass and bin fires over Easter
Firefighters tackled more than 100 small grass and bin fires in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent during the Easter holiday.
Drop-in session is to be held in Burslem
A drop-in session is set to be held at Burslem Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Drop-in session is to be held in Burton
A drop-in session is set to be held at Burton Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Fundraising firefighters have raised over £9,000
Fundraising firefighters will be presenting five organisations in Stoke-on-Trent with cheques totalling more than £9,000 on Monday.
Drop-in session is to be held in Kidsgrove
A drop-in session is set to be held at Kidsgrove Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Drop-in session is to be held in Tamworth
A drop-in session is set to be held at Tamworth Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Derelict building fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning of the potential safety risks of entering derelict buildings following a severe blaze at Goldenhill in Stoke-on-Trent.
Bridge repairs at Sandyford Community Fire Station
Residents and local organisations who use the community facilities at Sandyford Community Fire Station are being re-assured it is business as usual, despite some external building work which will commence next week.
Drop-in session to be held in Lichfield
A drop-in session is set to be held at Lichfield Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Duo of drop-in sessions are to be held in Cannock
Two drop-in sessions are set to be held at Cannock Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Duo of drop-in sessions are to be held in Rugeley
Two drop-in sessions are set to be held at Rugeley Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Fire Cadets team up with Port Vale footballer
Fire Cadets based in Sandyford teamed up with Port Vale Football Club player Nathan Smith as part of a community project.
Duo of drop-in sessions are to be held in Stone
Two drop-in sessions are set to be held at Stone Community Fire Station as part of an on-going consultation on how the Service will operate in the future.
Non genuine charger causes house fire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning of the risks of buying non-genuine chargers following a fire which left a family’s home uninhabitable.
House Fire in Lichfield
A family of five had an extremely lucky escape following a fire that happened at their home over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Mayor takes on charity challenge at Service's HQ
The daring Mayor of Stone will be abseiling 60ft down the training tower at the Service’s headquarters to raise money for charity.
Retained recruitment drive is launched across the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a recruitment drive to boost the number of retained firefighters across the county.
Volunteers sought for Timebanking project
The Service is seeking extra volunteers to support its Timebanking project in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Chip pan fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are urging people never to leave cooking unattended after an elderly lady had to be rescued from her home following an incident.
Service warns of the consequences of deliberate fire setting
Parents are being urged to inform their children that they could face two years in prison or a fine of up to £5,000 if they deliberately set fires.
Call for companies to support cadets' community projects
Businesses are being asked to donate plants and tools to support two community focussed projects that are being undertaken by Fire Cadets.
Interactive event aims to improve fire safety
An interactive display which depicts potential safety hazards will be set up at Hanley Community Fire Station as part of a specialist training event.
Volunteers honoured at a special ceremony
Volunteers who dedicate their spare time to supporting the work of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been honoured at a special ceremony.
Do the 'Tick Tock Test' when the clocks go forward
Firefighters are urging people to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarms when they change their clocks on Sunday, March 29.
Change of time for Stafford's consultation on options for change
The time of the public consultation event in Stafford to discuss the options for change, both for the town and the county, has been changed.
Students create model 'smoke house' for fire and rescue service
Firefighters have teamed up with college students in Tamworth as part of an innovative project to educate people on fire safety in the home.
Firefighters are to host a community celebration in Stone
Firefighters are inviting Stone residents to take a look around their new community fire station as part of a special celebration event.
Young people revamp community centre
More than a dozen young people have given Acton Trussell Community Centre a revamp as part of the Service’s Prince’s Trust programme.
Firefighters give out potentially life-saving advice
Firefighters are giving out potentially life-saving advice to residents following an incident in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Pupils are benefiting from a high-profile campaign
Hundreds of pupils in the west of the county will learn about the perils of playing with fire as part of a high profile campaign.
Time capsule burial marks milestone
Longton Community Fire Station will mark a milestone on Wednesday when a time capsule is buried in its grounds.
One week left to nominate your 'Fire Service Champion 2015'
Residents, partners and businesses are being reminded that they have one week left to nominate a ‘Fire Service Champion 2015’ in the MORE Awards.
Hanley firefighters scrub up for charity
Firefighters from Hanley will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, March 14.
Stafford firefighters scrub up for charity
Firefighters from Stafford will be holding a charity car wash event this Saturday, March 14.
House fire sparks warning over smoking
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a severe house fire in Tunstall which was caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials.
More than 50 firefighters tackle factory blaze
More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a factory on the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate in Tamworth.
Pupils learn about the perils of playing with fire
Hundreds of pupils in Stoke-on-Trent will learn about the perils of playing with fire as part of a high profile campaign.
Fire service backs national No Smoking Day
Firefighters are warning of the potential safety risks linked to lighting up after shocking statistics reveal that almost 700 house fires were caused by smoking materials in five years.
Crews carry out 13 HFRCs following fatal fire
Crews have given potentially life-saving advice to residents in 13 homes following a fatal fire in Meir.
Praise is given to Good Samaritan's potentially life-saving actions
Firefighters have praised the potentially life-saving actions of a Chase Terrace resident who reported a blaze in the home of an older couple.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Stafford
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Stafford to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Candle fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people of the dangers of leaving lit candles unattended following a blaze at house in Bentilee.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Kidsgrove
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Kidsgrove to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Cannock
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Cannock to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Fire Service invites public to discuss options for change in Tamworth
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Tamworth to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Burton
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Burton to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Service celebrates after scooping two top awards
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating after scooping two top national awards.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Rugeley
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Rugeley to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Burslem
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Burslem to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Crews carry out dramatic extrication demonstration
Firefighters will be carrying out a dramatic extrication demonstration to highlight the potential consequences young drivers face if they do not follow the rules of the road.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Lichfield
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Lichfield to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the city and the county.
Fire service invites public to discuss options for change in Stone
Members of the public are invited to a consultation event in Stone to discuss the options for change being proposed by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, both for the town and the county.
Crews move into Loggerheads' new £1.7M community fire station
Crews have today moved into Loggerheads' new £1.7 million community fire station.
Service celebrates being shortlisted for award
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
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.