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  • 15/12/2017

    Christmas Fire Safety

    Many of the things we enjoy over the Christmas period such as fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken. Follow our top 10 fire safety tips to make sure you stay safe this Christmas. 1. Check your Christmas tree lights ...

  • 15/12/2017

    Taster sessions in January aimed at female applicants

    Teacher? Communicator? Care provider? Community minded? Physically fit? We’re looking for you. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is taking positive action to encourage females to come and try out a new career. We want our workforce to be as diverse as the communities we serve and to ...

  • 12/12/2017

    Student Isabel awarded certificate by fire service

    Last week Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Fire Officer Mark Earwicker went to Southend High School for Girls to present 12 year old Isabel Skirrow with a certificate for her actions when a fire broke out at her home. Isabel was home alone when she noticed strange things happening in the ...

  • 08/12/2017

    Festive lights and decorations: be safe this Christmas

    Christmas is a time of festivities, being with those we love and sharing gifts. It’s also the time of year that we dust off decorations and lights that have been kept hidden away for 12 months – or occasionally treat ourselves to new ones. That could mean fairy lights, candles, ...

  • 06/12/2017

    Fire service issue fire safety advice to horse owners and livery yards

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging livery yards and stables to check their fire safety measures following a devastating fire at a livery yard in Burnham which killed a dozen horses this week. Head of Technical Fire Safety, Mark Earwicker, said: “By their very nature, stables ...

  • 30/11/2017

    Essex Business Excellence Award Winners

    Last night (Wednesday 29 November) our Community Development and Safeguarding team won an award at the Essex Business Excellence Awards 2017 for their brilliant work and dedication to making our communities safer. The team's work with children and adults through the Firebreak, Fire Cadets ...

  • 30/11/2017

    Two cooking oil fires in one day: Are you using your kitchen safely?

    Did you know that three quarters of all house fires in Essex start in the kitchen? Yesterday (Wednesday 29 November), two separate fires related to cooking oil broke out within hours of each other - leaving homes severely damaged. The first fire, which has left a kitchen in Thorpe Bay badly ...

  • 16/11/2017

    Chinese delegation benefit from ECFRS' globally recognised standards

    A delegation from the Jiangsu Fire Service in China visited Essex earlier this month with the aim of continuing to improve and reform their fire and rescue service. This year’s visit, which took place between 1 - 11 November, focused on the issue of training, with Chinese ...

  • 10/11/2017

    ECFRS shows respect to armed forces in Remembrance Service

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service colleagues gathered this morning (Friday 10 November) to show their respect for our Armed Forces ahead of Remembrance Sunday. A parade including both uniformed and support staff took place at Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, before a two-minute silence ...

  • 02/11/2017

    Community celebrate Great Baddow Fire Station's 50th birthday

    Great Baddow Fire Station opened its doors to hundreds of visitors on Saturday 28 October. The Fire Station, which was celebrating 50 years of being open, welcomed local residents of all ages to look around the station. Visitors enjoyed watching demonstrations, looking around and sitting in a ...

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