Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


60 years of lifesaving celebrated at Great Dunmow

Great Dunmow Fire Station marked 60 years of keeping their community safe at a special ceremony on Thursday December 3.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley joined crews at the station to celebrate their diamond jubilee.

Great Dunmow firefighters have been keeping this local community safe for six decades - from Duck End in the north of the ground to the Bacon End in the south, along with Takely in the west and Bannister Green.

The celebration included a special thanks to fire fighter, Christopher Smalley, who is based at the Stortford Road station.

Christopher was off-duty when he extinguished a fire across the border in Suffolk.

He released cattle in a pen before giving medical attention to two farm workers.

A/CFO Eckley said: “Great Dunmow’s 60th anniversary is significant milestone and a fantastic achievement.

“I would like to say a very well done to, not only the current team but all the firefighters who have served there since 1955, for their dedicated and selfless service to their community.

“The work they have done has made Great Dunmow a safer place to live. I look forward to celebrating another milestone anniversary in years to come.”

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