Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Service signs deal to sell fire extinguishers

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has signed a deal to sell the world’s first self-service fire extinguisher through it trading arm, EFA Trading.

The Service has entered a partnership with Britannia Fire to sell its multi-use, self-maintained extinguisher, the P50 to businesses and organisation in Essex and beyond.

The P50 is the first extinguisher that can be maintained in-house by three simple checks, avoiding expensive annual service contracts.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley said: “We welcome the opportunity to work with Britannia Fire on this innovative product which will help us keep workplaces throughout Essex safer and reduce costs.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Britannia Fire and look for other opportunities to develop our commercial relationships which will help make Essex, London and the home counties safer.”

EFA Trading (Ltd) is a wholly owned and controlled loacal authority company and all profits made are used to fund community and fire safety activities.

Britannia Fire general manager Andy Spence said: “Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has recognised the P50 as a great concept for customers of its trading company and a fantastic piece of British engineering, liking its simplicity.

“We also really like that profits will be used to help the community, all ages of people and spread the fire safety message,

Organisations can find out more about buying the fire extinguishers from EFA Trading (Ltd) by emailing

More information about EFA trading can be found on our website here.

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