Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Retired Members Association

The Association was founded in the early 1960's and was originally named the Old Comrades Association. The name was changed to the Retired Members Association in 2005.

The Association currently has over 300 members, some of whom have been retired from the Service for over forty years. The main aim of the Association is to enable retired members to keep in touch with each other via meetings, correspondence and social events such as picnic meetings, music nights and outings to places of interest. Members are able to keep abreast of developments with in the Service via newsletters.

The Association also provides a floral tribute, or makes a donation to a named charity in the event of the death of any member of the Association. The Chief Fire Officer is the President and he is supported by a chairman and a committee of elected members who meet regularly to discuss matters relating to the Association and to plan and arrange social events.

An Annual General Meeting takes place in March of each year and all members are invited to attend. The meeting follows a set agenda and includes a presentation of the audited accounts and the election of officers. After the meeting there is a social gathering so that members can be reunited with old colleagues. Membership to the Association is worthwhile and is open to all whole-time and part-time members (uniformed and non-uniformed) who have left the Service whether by retirement or resignation and have a minimum of 10 years service.

There is an annual membership fee of £2.00. If you are about to leave ECFRS and wish to join the Association complete an enrolment form and send it to the Membership Secretary whose address is on the form linked at the bottom of the page.

The Chairman
John Smith
195 Gloucester Avenue

Telephone: 01245 282184

However if you would just like to know more about the Association please contact:

The Secretary
Barry Cable
‘Brairlee’ Southend Road
CM11 2PR

Telephone: 01277 624152 email:

Please click on the links below for our supporting document:

Introduction Letter


Application Form


Minutes from our Annual General Meetings

AGM Minutes 2014

AGM Minutes 2015

AGM Minutes 2016

AGM minutes 2017

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