Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 16/01/2020

    Students thank Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for inspiring them

    Twelve students from The Ongar Academy visited the Service's Headquarters today (16 January) to learn more about the different roles within the Service and about the variety of career opportunities on offer. Watch Manager Dave Bond from Blue Watch at Orsett Fire Station organised the visit ...

  • 14/01/2020

    Could a fire engine get through your road in an emergency?

    Firefighters are urging drivers to be considerate when leaving their cars after crews were delayed due to bad parking. Over the weekend, Saffron Walden firefighters were delayed on their return from an incident by cars that were double parked on a road. Crews had to knock on doors to locate ...

  • 14/01/2020

    CharityTuesday: Leigh firefighters raise £400 for Lily

    Leigh firefighters have donated £400 raised by last month’s Christmas Fayre to support a local girl’s treatment. Lily, who lives in the area, was diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brainstem tumour a few months ago and is trying to raise £300,000 to get treatment in ...

  • 07/01/2020

    West Thurrock chemical leak: 24 hours on

    At 4.20pm on Monday 6 January 2020 control operators received reports of a cloud of fumes in West Thurrock, following a reaction involving an industrial cylinder. This complicated incident saw a multi-agency approach with Essex Police, East of England Ambulance Service, Public Health ...

  • 24/12/2019

    Saffron Walden on-call firefighters remember local fire 50 years on

    On Thursday 26 December Saffron Walden's firefighters will take part in a remembrance parade before laying a wreath to remember those who lost their lives in a hotel fire in Saffron Walden 50 years ago. A minute's silence will also take place outside Boots the Chemist, the site of ...

  • 20/12/2019

    Emergency Services Christmas Carol Service

    Staff from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Essex Police and East of England Ambulance Service held a carol service earlier this week. Staff and their families from all three emergency services in Essex gathered together at All Saints’ Church in Springfield on Wednesday, December 18 ...

  • 17/12/2019

    Charity Tuesday: Jack and Chris are fundraising for the Fire Fighters Charity

    Wickford on-call firefighters Jack Cox and Chris Sandford are set to take on the Blue Light Stair Run at Broadgate Tower in London to raise money for the Fire Fighters charity. The challenge will see Jack and Chris climb 35 floors in full fire kit including: Breathing apparatus, boots, a helmet, ...

  • 17/12/2019

    ECFRS rated good at responding to emergencies by HMICFRS report

    Read the full HMICFRS report by clicking here. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its report into Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s effectiveness, efficiency and how well it looks after its people. Essex County Fire ...

  • 16/12/2019

    Have you downloaded the what3words app?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging the public to download what3words, a free smartphone app that helps you easily and accurately describe your location. The app developers have broken the world down into trillions of 3m by 3m squares, each with a unique three-word address. These ...

  • 11/12/2019

    Volunteers thanked for commitment during dedicated ceremony

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service held a dedicated event today (11 December) to thank its volunteers for their commitment to their communities. Volunteers were invited to a ceremony at the Service Headquarters where they were presented with Certificates of Appreciation and thanked for giving ...

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