Our purpose: We improve, protect and save lives. Our vision: To make Essex a safe place to live, work and travel. Our priorities: Service Led, Community Focused, Kind Culture, Financially Sustainable. About Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services in the country, serving a county within which there are a wide variety of risks. The Service is governed by Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority (EPFCC). The EPFCC Fire
Did you know that half of all house fires are caused by cooking ingredients? Next Tuesday (13 February) is Pancake Day and while it’s a British family favourite and tradition for many of us, it’s also by far the day where most smoke ...
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is inviting people to become wholetime firefighters – the first chance to do so in almost nine years. Recruitment will open on Monday 19 February at 6.30am, and will run for one week, or until ...
On New Year’s Eve, Dean Wright was awoken to a fire call that would end like no other. Just after 7.30am, Dean left his wife and five sons asleep to head to Hawkwell Fire Station – the site that’s formed the opening scene to ...
The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Panel has confirmed Jo Turton as Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS). Jo’s appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process in November and December 2017, ...
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is committed to reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads of Essex as a result of road traffic collisions (RTC’s). On average we attend more than 1,200 road traffic collisions every year. We see the devastating effect of these crashes and our firefighters often have to cut the victims free from the wreckage. This is why we work closely with partners in the Safer Essex Roads Partnership to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and serious injuries on Essex's
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service values its people, recognising that their contribution is crucial to its ongoing growth and development. As part of the team, you truly can make a difference and play your part in our future. We offer a challenging and rewarding environment for those interested in a career here, not just for firefighters but for a variety of roles such as Control, Corporate Communications, Procurement, Engineering, Finance, ICT, HR, Learning and Development and Property Services – we employ a team of
Fire safety at home It’s important that you know how to reduce the risk of fire in your home. In our home fire safety pages you'll find lots of information about the common causes of fire in the home and what you can do to prevent them. Don’t forget, if there is a fire inside your home – get out, stay out and call 999. Click on the links at the top of this page for more information about how you can keep yourself, family and home safe from fire. We also have the home fire safety information in
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is committed to helping all businesses in the County by providing advice and information on fire safety issues and legislation. In October 2006, new laws came into force meaning that the way ECFRS does business with its commercial partners have changed dramatically. Business owners are now responsible to the protection of your property and your workforce and we want to work with you to ensure this process is smooth. Among the new responsibilities is a requirement to carry out your own fire