About Community Development
Fire and rescue services have a huge role to play in tackling wider social issues when working with anyone in their local communities and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is paving the way when engaging with a diverse community.
We have been able to implement and utilise an effective team whilst delivering all of our interventional programmes; education in Schools, Firebreak, Fire Cadets and Juvenile Fire Setters. The variety of engagements now allows us to interact with all cross sections of society - from school age children with education visits to adults from a variety of partners on Firebreak.
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is able to boast a “World Downs Syndrome Day Award” from Downs Syndrome International for our work with Extra 21 – Downs Syndrome Association which recognised the schemes outstanding achievements. Our course delivery has been used in America, Australia and around the UK.
Being known for the creation of bespoke courses has resulted in us advising other fire and rescue services nationally on our Firebreak programmes and has recently seen us become the Centre of Excellent for Duke of Edinburgh delivery as part of Fire Cadets due to our in-depth knowledge and experience.
“The work the Community Development and Safeguarding Team complete is incredibly impressive and changes lives.” Adam Eckley, ECFRS Acting Chief Fire Officer.