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Don't 'borrow' smoke alarm batteries to test out toys
Parents are being urged not to borrow batteries from smoke alarms when their children are trying out new toys over the Christmas holiday.
Firefighters tackle bungalow blaze
Firefighters tackled a blaze at a bungalow in Great Wyrley in the early hours of this morning.
Severe house fire sparks smoking safety warning
Firefighters have issued a safety warning in the wake of a severe house fire in Tunstall which was caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials.
Just days left to post a 'Christmas Cuppa' selfie
Residents have just days left to enter a ‘selfie’ competition showing them sharing a ‘Christmas Cuppa’ with an older friend, relative or neighbour.
Incidents drop dramatically in a decade
A new report has revealed that the number of people injured in property fires across Staffordshire has more than halved in the past decade.
Festive fire safety talk for 'Busy Minds'
Older people in Codsall will benefit from a winter home fire safety talk during their festive celebration on Tuesday, December 16.
Drop-in sessions extended after shocking scene's success
A shocking scene which depicts potential hazards that have been found in the homes of vulnerable people in Tamworth will be manned for two extra sessions.
Christmas Market
A Christmas market will be held at Hanley Community Fire Station this Saturday.
Incidents drop dramatically during FBU strike
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has praised local residents and businesses after the number of incidents dropped by more than half during the Fire Brigades Union strike compared to the same time last year.
Fire service reminds people to 'get out, stay out and dial 999'
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to ‘Get out, stay out and dial 999’ if they have fire, following an incident in Rugeley yesterday.
'Christmas Cuppa' campaign is launched
A campaign has been launched this week to encourage residents to help keep older people safe by sharing a ‘Christmas Cuppa’ with someone they know.
Warning to take care during FBU strike
Motorists are being urged to be extra cautious during Tuesday’s 24-hour Fire Brigades Union strike when road conditions are expected to be poor.
Kitchen fire sparks safety warning
Firefighters are warning people not to leave cooking unattended following a kitchen blaze in Brewood.
Time capsule burial marks milestone
Chase Terrace Community Fire Station will mark a milestone on Friday when a time capsule is buried in its grounds.
People urged to take extra care as 24 hour strike 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).
On The Road To Getting Better Value
Almost £1 million of public money will be saved a year in plans to merge police and fire transport maintenance in Staffordshire.
Concept car showcased at Hanley roadshow
A high-tech concept car which aims to drive home potentially life-saving messages to young people is set to be showcased in Hanley.
'Push the button' while trimming the tree
Festive fans are being urged to ‘push the button’ on their smoke alarms when they start decking the halls this Advent.
Perton house fire caused by cigarette
A blaze which caused severe damage to a detached house in Perton was started after a cigarette ignited a waste paper basket.
Firefighters Celebrate Success
Five retained firefighters have been congratulated after completing a challenging three-year development programme to become fully competent.
Enjoy the Family Festival of Carols at Lichfield Cathedral
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Family Festival of Carols is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday, December 7.
Four Stafford Children Awarded For Their Bravery
Four children from Stafford will be awarded with a Chief Fire Officer’s Certificate of Congratulations for their bravery during a fire in their home earlier this year.
Celebrating the past, present and future of the fire service
A trio of drop-in sessions will be held at Hugo Meynell Primary School to celebrate the past, present and future of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Drop-in and see designs for Lichfield Community Fire Station
Design plans for the new Community Fire Station in Lichfield are set to be showcased during a drop-in session next week.
Pub blaze sparks safety warning
A blaze which broke out in the bar area of a Newcastle pub has sparked a safety warning from firefighters.
Crews move into Longton's £3.5 million community fire station
Crews have moved into Longton’s new £3.5 million community fire station.
Service supports national safety campaign
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to follow some top tips as part of a national safety campaign.
Couple warn of E-cigarette risk following fire
A couple from Birches Head are warning people about the potential dangers of E-cigarettes after a device exploded causing severe damage to their home.
Staffordshire's Ceremonial Squad Go To Ypres
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Ceremonial Squad will be travelling to Ypres in Belgium, where members will be taking part in remembrance parades throughout the week.
New firefighting tool to be launched in Staffordshire
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting the national launch event of a new firefighting tool next week.
Staffordshire is to host national conference
A national conference exploring equality, inclusion and leadership is to be held in Stoke-on-Trent.
Incidents drop dramatically during FBU strikes
Incidents across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent dropped dramatically during the 96-hour Fire Brigades Union strike when compared to the same time last year.
Hazard-ridden scene highlights potential dangers
A hazard-ridden scene depicting potential dangers that can be found in the homes of older and vulnerable people has been set up in a vacant Tamworth shop.
Emergency services have now left the scene of a fatal fire in Stafford
Emergency services have now left the scene of a fatal fire in Stafford.
Call for continued caution as strike nears the end
Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer is calling for continued caution as we approach the final 24 hours of the Fire Brigades Union strike.
Tamworth hosts multi-agency event
Organisations from across the region will be exploring how best to engage with people who have moved to the area from Eastern Europe and Russia.