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Commendation awarded for potentially life-saving actions
A Staffordshire firefighter whose actions potentially saved a man’s life has received a certificate of commendation from the Service.
Stone smokers urged to stub it out
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging smokers in Stone to ‘stub it out’ with the launch of a smoking cessation clinic on April 29, from 9am – 1pm.
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.
MORE award nominees revealed for the north of the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual celebration is in its ninth year and firefighters, support staff and an agency from the north of the county have all been shortlisted for MORE Awards.
MORE award nominees revealed for the east of the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual celebration is in its ninth year and firefighters, support staff and volunteers from the east of the county have all been shortlisted for MORE Awards.
MORE award nominees revealed for the west of the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s annual celebration is in its ninth year and firefighters, support staff, partnerships and a charity from the west of the county have all been shortlisted for MORE Awards.
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.
Event celebrates opening of stone’s community fire station
Stone’s new community fire station was officially opened during a special ceremony yesterday (April 20).
Crews tackle 25 deliberate fires in East Staffordshire
East Staffordshire saw a 278% increase in grass, bin and rubbish fires over this year’s Easter break compared to the same period last year Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Reduction in easter grass fires in west of the county
Grass and bin fires in the west of the county have seen a 68% decrease over this year’s Easter break compared to the same period last year Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Reduction in easter grass fires in north Staffordshire
North Staffordshire saw a 56% decrease in grass and bin fires over this year’s Easter break compared to the same period last year Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.
Sponsored sleep out challenges homelessness
Nine apprentices from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be taking part in a sponsored sleep out on April 22.
Event marks official opening of Stone Community Fire Station
Stone’s new community fire station will be officially opened during a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 20.
Ellenhall Road Traffic Collision statement
We are sad to confirm that a fire appliance from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was involved in a road traffic collision with a motorcycle around midday on Saturday April 9 on the B5405 Ellenhall near Eccleshall.
Air cadets mark anniversary with fire service visit
2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Air Cadets and the Tamworth squadron celebrated the occasion with a visit to Tamworth Community Fire Station on April 7.
Newcastle man saved by smoke alarm
A Newcastle man was rescued by firefighters from a fire in his upstairs flat on Ford Street, Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme at 00.15 today (April 5), after his neighbour heard his smoke alarms operating and called 999.
Sporting activities arranged across the south of the county
Young people across the south of the county can keep boredom at bay during the Easter holidays by taking part in a series of free sport sessions.
Retained firefighter recruitment drive in Kidsgrove
A recruitment drive looking for retained firefighters to help protect the people of Kidsgrove is currently underway.
Last few places on Cannock driving course up for grabs
The last few places on a young drivers’ course are up for grabs.
Do the 'tick tock test' when the clocks go forward
Firefighters are urging people to ‘Push the Button’ on their smoke alarm when they put their clocks forward on Sunday, March 27.
Twitter account launched to warn and inform in the east
A new twitter account which aims to keep the communities of East Staffordshire warned and informed has gone live.
Sprinkler seminar is a success
A sprinkler seminar held last week has proved a success with more than 80 delegates attending.
Two young people hurt in Alton Towers crash say thank you with cheque presentation to rescuers
Two young people seriously injured in the Alton Towers’ rollercoaster crash have raised over £14,000 for Staffordshire Safer Communities CIC and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Street sessions arranged across the north of the county
Young people across the north of the county can keep boredom at bay during the Easter holidays by taking part in a series of free sport sessions.
Kick-start the Easter holidays with football sessions
Young people in Stoke-on-Trent can kick-start the Easter holidays with a series of fun filled activities.
Fundraising firefighters install life-saving machines
Four potentially life-saving defibrillator machines that can be used to help resuscitate people who have suffered a cardiac arrest have been fitted in and around the Loggerheads area thanks to fundraising firefighters.
Community initiative launched to combat social isolation in older men
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new initiative which aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness in older men.
Family thanks firefighters following house fire
A man whose life was saved after he suffered a cardiac arrest outside his Blurton home has thanked firefighters who came to his aid.
Volunteers honoured at special ceremony
Volunteers who dedicate their spare time to supporting the work of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were honoured at a special ceremony.
Fundraising firefighters present £10,050 to charity
Fundraising firefighters presented five organisations in Stoke-on-Trent with cheques totalling more than £10,000. The presentation took place at Hanley Community Fire Station at 3pm on March 8, 2016.
Longport scrapyard fire was set deliberately
An investigation into the cause of a fire at a scrapyard in Longport has revealed that the incident was started deliberately.
Service supports national 'No Smoking Day'
Smokers in Staffordshire are being warned of the potential safety risks linked to lighting up after shocking statistics revealed that cigarettes sparked almost 200 dwelling fires in five years.
Long service awards evening
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service personnel from across the county were awarded for their long service and good conduct on March 1.
Grass fires spark campaign in north of the county
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding children and parents that ‘Flames Aren’t Games’ as part of its grass fire prevention campaign.
Latest multi-agency statement - Astonfields Industrial Estate
Here is the latest update from the various agencies involved with the fire at Astonfields Industrial Estate.
Man dies following fire at his home
A man has died following a fire at his home last night.
Update on Astonfields Industrial Estate blaze
A multi-agency response was put in place today to deal with a large fire at an industrial premises in Stafford. The response led by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue involved Staffordshire Police, Stafford Borough Council, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Public Health England, NHS, the Environment Agency and National Grid.  Please see the below for an update from each of the key agencies involved.
Astonfields Industrial Estate - Multi-agency statement
We expect the incident to continue well into the evening, and all emergency services and partners are working hard together to deal with the impact of the incident.
Fire at Astonfields Industrial Estate
Director of Response Rob Barber said: “We are currently attending a large fire at Global Hygiene LLP on Astonfields Industrial Estate on Drummond Road in Stafford.
Commendation award for potentially life-saving actions
A man whose actions potentially saved two people’s lives has received a certificate of commendation from the Service.
Fundraising firefighters install life-saving machines
Four potentially life-saving defibrillator machines that can be used to help resuscitate people who have suffered a cardiac arrest have been fitted in and around the Loggerheads area thanks to fundraising firefighters.
One month left to nominate 'Fire Service Champion 2016'
People are being reminded that they have just one month left to vote for their ‘Fire Service Champion 2016’.
Fire service hosts sprinkler seminar
‘Protecting the elderly and most at risk from fire’ is the message set to come from a sprinkler seminar, hosted by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), in Stafford on March 17.
Endon resident issues warning after recalled tumble dryer catches fire
An Endon resident is warning people never to leave their tumble dryers switched on and unattended after her recalled appliance caught fire on February 20.
E-cigarette explosion sparks fire service warning
Firefighters are issuing a warning to e-cigarette users after a man from Tamworth was left with second and third degree burns when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket.
Fenton fire was started deliberately
A joint fire and police investigation has revealed that a major blaze at a factory in Fenton was started deliberately.
Staffordshire appoints first-ever female CFO to have risen through the ranks
Staffordshire has today announced the appointment of the UK’s first-ever female Chief Fire Officer to have risen through the ranks.
Crews have moved into Lichfield Community Fire Station
Crews have today moved into Lichfield’s new £3.2 million community fire station.
Fundraising firefighters present £10,050 to charity
Fundraising firefighters will present five organisations in Stoke-on-Trent with cheques totalling more than £10,000. The presentation will take place at Hanley Community Fire Station at 3pm on March 8, 2016.
Driving test centre to be launched at Cannock
Budding motorists will be on the road to success when a new driving test centre is launched at Cannock Community Fire Station on February 24.
Warning after chip pan sparks fire in Hanley
The Service is warning people of the risks involved in cooking with chip pans following a flat fire in Hanley.
Crews have moved into Burton Community Fire Station
Crews have moved into Burton’s new £3.8 million community fire station.
Marginal increase in Council Tax to secure first class service
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority has today agreed to increase its Council Tax precept by 1.99 per cent from April 2016.
Course in Cannock drives home road safety messages
A hard-hitting course will drive home potentially life-saving messages to young motorists in Cannock
Hard wire fire safety into building work
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a house fire in Maybank, Newcastle on February 9.
Duo of drop-in sessions for retained recruitment
A duo of drop-in sessions is being held in Barton-under-Needwood so that people can find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter.
Fire safety is food for thought on Shrove Tuesday
Firefighters are asking residents to give fire safety ‘food for thought’ on Shrove Tuesday.
Crucial campaign delivers hard-hitting message
School children are stepping out of the classroom and into the fire station for lessons in safety.
Nominate your ‘fire service champion 2016’
Nominations are now being taken for the ‘Fire Service Champion 2016’ category of the Service’s MORE Awards.