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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.
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.