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Emergency services celebration

Hundreds of schoolchildren have celebrated the County’s emergency services at a special event held in Stanford-le-Hope today (Thursday, July 7).

Students from Abbots Hall, Graham James and Arthur Bugler primary schools attended the special ‘Emergency Services Day’ to learn about how each service helps them and their community.

The children met firefighters from Grays and Orsett Fire Station, the Service’s Urban Search and Rescue team and dog handler, Graham Currie, with search and rescue dog, Kirby.

Essex Fire Museum Volunteer, Laura Bayley, ECFRS Education Officer, Stuart Huxter, and Sub Officer Peter Mountier, from the Service’s Community Safety Team, also attended the celebration.

Pupils also got to hear of the services provided by HM Coastguard and the East of England Ambulance Service.

Station Officer Karl Amoss, ECFRS Community Development and Safeguarding, said: “The event was a fantastic celebration of all our emergencies across Essex.

“It was a great opportunity to give home and fire safety advice to hundreds of young people and dozens of teachers.

“I would like to thank all the pupils for showing so much enthusiasm during the day, and also my ECFRS colleagues and our emergency partners for their professionalism and dedication on the day.”

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