Posts Tagged "Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service"

Firefighters tackle ‘severe fire’ involving waste wood

Firefighters are currently dealing with a large fire involving waste wood in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have described the fire on Chemical Lane in the Longport Area as ‘severe’. They say it is expected to to be burning…

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service: We will not cut firefighter crews

Firefighters will not be axed as part of multi-million pound cuts to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service while bosses have also vowed compulsory redundancies to other workers will be avoided. The organisation needs to save £2.8m in the next three…

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Major M6 delays as lorry fire sees tin cans explode over motorway

Motorists have been facing major delays on the M6 today after a lorry caught fire in Staffordshire. Drivers heading north from the Midlands battled congestion and delays of up to 90 minutes all morning and into the early afternoon after…

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£4 million Stafford fire station and safety centre plan is scrapped

A planned £4 million public hazard training centre at Stafford fire station aimed at preventing accidents is to be scrapped after the government raised concerns about the flagship project. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service was due to start construction of…

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Rugeley farm blaze: £110,000 goes up in smoke to pay towards tackling fire

A fire which burned for months and shrouded much of Cannock Chase in smoke cost more than £110,000 to tackle. The waste fire at Oak Tree Farm on Slitting Mill Road in Rugeley started on September 5, 2016. Smoke and…

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service cuts retained firefighters from 487 to 390 to save £1m

Fire chiefs plan to save £1 million by slashing the number of retained firefighter posts – because they cannot recruit enough of them. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has cut the number of retained roles in its budget from 487…

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Staffordshire Police merger would ‘undermine fire service’ say union

Controversial plans to merge Staffordshire’s police and fire services has been criticised by the Fire Brigades Union as they moved a step closer. Rich Williams, FBU chairman for Staffordshire, has opposed the extra influence Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis…

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Rugeley farm fire: Owner faces court action after blaze which has burned for two months

Court action is to be taken against the owner of farmland where a fire has been burning for two months in Rugeley. All agencies involved in investigating the Slitting Mill blaze have applied to the High Court for an injunction…

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Staffordshire Service Shortlisted for Trio of Titles

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for a trio of top titles as part of a national awards ceremony. The Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards 2016 will see the service go head to head with colleagues from across…

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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service shortlisted for hat-trick of awards

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for a trio of awards. The nominees will go head to head against colleagues from across the UK in the Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards on December 2. Chief Fire Officer Becci…

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