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  • 23/07/2019

    Becoming an on-call firefighter at 18: Harry's story

    With one week left until he takes his final assessment, new recruit Harry Clack is almost ready to start attending incidents with Maldon Fire Station as one of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's youngest on-call firefighters. "I visited Maldon Fire station when I was seven years old ...

  • 12/07/2019

    Fire Cadets celebrate winning Volunteer Team of the Year Award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Fire Cadets have gone the 'extra mile' to win the Volunteer Team of the Year Award at the My Home Life Essex FaNs (Friends and Neighbours) Awards held on June 27, 2019. The FaNs charity help to keep older people in Essex Care homes ...

  • 05/07/2019

    "We're not volunteers" - life on-call at Wickford: Trevor's story

    “I don’t think people fully understand what our job entails; they think we’re volunteers who go to the station, attend an incident and then just go home again,” said Trevor Cox, Watch Manager at Wickford Fire Station. Trevor joined Wickford’s on-call fire station ...

  • 05/07/2019

    Children from Chernobyl visit Billericay Fire Station

    Billericay firefighters have welcomed 12 children from Ukraine, who are visiting Essex as part of a project run by the South Essex Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity. The charity supports children and their families from who have been affected by the Chernobyl nuclear ...

  • 02/07/2019

    Firefighter Gary Mussett retires from West Mersea after 40 years

    Firefighter Gary Mussett has retired from Essex County Fire and Resacue Service after completing exactly 40 years as an on-call firefighter at West Mersea Fire Station. Joining back on 2 July 1979, Gary became part of a proud family tradition – initially serving alongside his father David ...

  • 01/07/2019

    Safety first for summer cooking

    With the summer holidays fast approaching, many children across Essex will be spending more time in the kitchen. But whether they’re lending a hand or simply seeking a snack, it’s important to make sure that they know the hazards in your kitchen. So as part of the Fire Kills ...

  • 21/06/2019

    Why every day is #BringYourDogtoWorkDay for Graham

    Today is national Bring Your Dog to Work Day, but for Urban Search and Rescue Dog Jarvis and his handler Graham Currie every day is just that. “Jarvis is with me pretty much 24/7 - whether that’s on station, at home or out and about.” Graham ...

  • 14/06/2019

    Barbecue safe this summer

    Now that the warm, light evenings are with us and the summer holidays are fast approaching, barbecues are beginning to sizzle across Essex. But behind the bangers and burgers, summer fun has a serious side. As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking ...

  • 31/05/2019

    Funding for local causes on offer, courtesy of Colchester Fire Swim

    Following the successful Fire Swim event held at Colchester Leisure World last October, organisers are looking for local organisations which could benefit from the charity funding raised. Colchester Fire Swim has been running for more than three decades, with more than half a million pounds ...

  • 29/05/2019

    Buzz of excitement: Life as an on-call firefighter at West Mersea

    "When your alerter goes off, no matter what time it is or what you're doing, you get that buzz of excitement because you just don’t know what’s about to happen next,” said Darren Allen, on-call firefighter at West Mersea Fire Station. "That’s not really ...

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