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  • 24/06/2017

    Register your household appliances

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents in Essex to check their fridge-freezers after it was confirmed yesterday that the fire in Grenfell Tower was started by a Hotpoint fridge-freezer. The Government is asking consumers who believe they may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer ...

  • 23/06/2017

    Fire safety visits continue in high-rise flats

    This week Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has visited over 50 high-rise flats in Essex to reassure concerned residents and give fire safety advice. The fire service has also begun auditing all high-rise flats to check fire risk assessments, fire doors, escape routes and stairwells. Sixteen ...

  • 20/06/2017

    Safety visits to reassure high-rise residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has committed to visiting all high-rise residential buildings in Essex following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, London, last week. Teams of firefighters, community officers and volunteers will be visiting all 270 high-rise buildings in Essex, starting ...

  • 20/06/2017

    Smoke alarms survey being carried out across Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a survey to find out more about the use of smoke alarms in Essex. The fire service want 100% of residential properties in Essex have a working smoke alarm. So to help them learn more about the homes who are still without one, they have asked ...

  • 19/06/2017

    Live or work in South Woodham Ferrers?

    South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station is on the look-out for new on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s countywide on-call firefighter recruitment campaign. Last year ECFRS held a ...

  • 16/06/2017

    Acting Chief Fire Officer recognised in Queen's birthday honours 2017

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Acting Chief Fire Officer, Adam Eckley, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Adam is to receive the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for distinguished service. Adam has been the Acting Chief Fire Officer since June 2014, having joined ...

  • 14/06/2017

    Safety advice for high-rise residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued fire safety advice and reassurance to people who are concerned about the safety of high-rise buildings following this morning’s fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley said: “Our thoughts are with ...

  • 13/06/2017

    Set up camp safely: the hazards of the great outdoors

    As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging the people of Essex to stay safe this summer as they make the most of the weather and enjoy the great outdoors, whether camping, cooking or exploring. Neil Fenwick, Head of Community Safety, said: “A long ...

  • 08/06/2017

    Chair of LGBT support group nominated for national award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) continued work to become a more inclusive and diverse workplace has been recognised nationally. Matt Hill, Chair of the Service’s LGBT support group BEING, has been nominated for a National Diversity Award. Since becoming Chair of ...

  • 07/06/2017

    Fire crew sends message to badly parked drivers

    Thoughtless drivers in Saffron Walden are continually parking in front of the fire station - potentially putting resident's lives at risk. The fire station, which is located on Hill Street, has seen several incidences in the last two weeks of drivers parking on the 'keep ...

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