Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive Jo Turton pays tribute to His Royal Highness
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is deeply saddened at the news that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died.
As a mark of respect, flags at Service Headquarters and on fire stations across Essex will fly at half-mast in tribute to Prince Philip.
Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive Jo Turton said:
"The Duke of Edinburgh was rightly respected for his active and dedicated service over many years and he has made a tremendous contribution to our country.
"I offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family at this sad time."
Essex County Council has opened an electronic book of condolence, which is available here on their website here: https://forms.office.com/r/W5yt8icXES.
Local authorities will be making information available about where floral tributes can be left in your area in a safe, socially-distanced way. To keep us all safe, there are no public events planned in Essex or changes to COVID rules for gatherings outside.
Page last updated 9 April, 2021