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  • 12/04/2019

    'All or nothing': becoming a firefighter

    Zsolt Nagy always dreamed of becoming a firefighter. Previously a manager at a supermarket, he craved a career where he could help people, solve problems and feel that he belonged. As his alarm went off early on a cold February morning in 2018 he jumped out of bed, showered, made breakfast and ...

  • 12/04/2019

    Don't tackle a fire yourself - get out, stay out, call 999

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are calling for people to think seriously before tackling a fire themselves. The call comes after two people sustained burns and smoke inhalation in two separate incidents on the same day (Thursday 11 April). Lee Lucas, Head of Community Safety, ...

  • 04/04/2019

    A career change to be the best that you can be

    If you crave a physical job, working in a close-knit team and protecting your community then firefighting could be the career change you’ve been looking for. When applications for wholetime firefighters opened in February 2018 it took less than three hours for 1200 people to apply. Both ...

  • 01/04/2019

    Wake up to the deadly risk: Smoking cause a third of all fire deaths in the home

    Smokers are being warned that they must wake up to the deadly dangers of smoking - especially when tired - as Essex County Fire and Rescue Service highlights that cigarettes and other smoking products cause just over a third of all accidental fire fatalities in the home. Smoking is causes alot ...

  • 28/03/2019

    Achieving my lifelong goal of becoming a firefighter: Mitchell's story

    "Ever since I was born, firefighting is something that’s been in my family," Mitchell Deal said. "My Grandad worked for London Fire Brigade before coming to Essex and then my Dad worked for this Service for 30 years, too. It’s always been the only thing that ...

  • 21/03/2019

    Free business engagement event to support on-call firefighter recruitment

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is inviting businesses owners to a free networking and business engagement event at its Headquarters. The event is aimed at supporting ECFRS’ drive in working with the community to recruit on-call firefighters. On-call firefighters have ...

  • 20/03/2019

    Report finds moisturisers and creams can be flammable hazards

    An academic report has found that various moisturisers and creams may cause clothing and textiles to ignite significantly quicker than they would normally when they come into contact. The report, which was commissioned by Anglia Ruskin University and supported by several partners including our ...

  • 19/03/2019

    Two oven fires in one day: never leave items on top of your hob

    Did you know that three quarters of all house fires in Essex start in the kitchen? This morning (Tuesday 19 March), two separate fires broke out within hours of each other after items that were left on top of the cooker caught alight. The first incident, in Little Clacton, was ...

  • 05/03/2019

    Be extra flippin careful this Pancake Day!

    Did you know that half of all house fires start in the kitchen? While Pancake Day is a British family favourite and tradition for many of us, it’s also by far the day where most smoke alarms go off. Why’s that? Well, put simply: family fun can also mean fire, if basic safety ...

  • 01/03/2019

    Launching our 2019 wholetime firefighter campaign

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is inviting people to apply to become wholetime firefighters. Recruitment will open on Tuesday 16 April at 6.30am, and will run for one week, or until 1200 people apply. The announcement follows last year’s wholetime recruitment drive, ...

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