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  • 23/07/2018

    Dovercourt Fire station's open day and recruitment day this Saturday

    Dovercourt Fire Station is holding its annual open day on Saturday 28 July and inviting anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter to come along too. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) countywide on-call firefighter recruitment ...

  • 19/07/2018

    New website for on-call firefighter applicants

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new website for future on-call firefighters. join.essex-fire.gov.uk provides future recruits with information about the role, fitness advice and a portal to apply online. Boldly challenging stereotypes around what a modern day firefighter ...

  • 12/07/2018

    Firebreak partnership with Down Syndrome charity reaches tenth anniversary

    Celebrations are in order after our Firebreak partnership with charity Down Syndrome Extra 21 turned 10 years old. The programme is the first of its type to meet the complex physical and mental needs of the group the charity supports. The week-long programme has now been delivered to hundreds ...

  • 12/07/2018

    Emergency service staff become autism aware

    Staff from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Essex Police and the East of England Ambulance Service took part in an ‘autism reality sensory experience’ at Basildon Fire Station last week. Firefighters, police officers and paramedics tried out state-of-the-art innovation sensory ...

  • 11/07/2018

    Dream come true visit for 5 year old Toby

    Yesterday (Tuesday 10 July) firefighters on Red Watch Orsett had an extra special visitor, five year old Toby Peters, who joined them for a morning at the fire station. Toby, who has been receiving daily treatment for leukaemia for the past three years, came to the fire station with his mum, ...

  • 06/07/2018

    I've always been up for a challenge: Ongar's first female firefighter

    “Find your inner strength and never give up,” said Dita Kotoulova, Ongar’s newest on-call firefighter, who is determined to prove that if you have enough determination then you can achieve anything. “About a year and a half ago I was thinking about what I wanted my future ...

  • 29/06/2018

    Fire service issue safety advice following a number of outdoor fires this week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is issuing important safety advice following a number of outdoor fires this week. Head of Community Safety Lee Lucas said: “We have been experiencing soaring temperatures and dry conditions for over a week now and the forecasts looks like it will ...

  • 19/06/2018

    Funding for local good causes on offer, courtesy of Colchester Fire Swim

    Following a successful Fireswim held at Colchester Leisure World last October, organisers are looking for local organisations which could benefit from funding. Colchester Fire Swim has been running for more than three decades, with more than half a million pounds being raised for good causes ...

  • 06/06/2018

    Community Speed Watch Volunteers

    Volunteers carried out a total of 1343 Community Speed Watch sessions across Essex last year. More than 500 volunteers working across 90 registered Community Speed Watch groups gave up their spare time to work alongside the Safer Essex Roads Partnership to help reduce speeding. Last year, 4108 ...

  • 05/06/2018

    We are like a small family: Life as an on-call firefighter in Leaden Roding

    "When I was young, I used to live directly opposite Leaden Roding Fire Station," Chris Ward said. "I used to always look at it and think, 'one day I want to be a firefighter’ - and I’m really proud to say that I am now." Chris became an on-call firefighter at ...

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