Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 01/11/2017

    Remember stay safe this Bonfire Night

    With Bonfire night coming up we want to remind everyone about how to have a happy and safe time. The best way to stay safe on bonfire night is to go to a properly organised fireworks display rather than holding your own party in the back garden. The displays are often free and some raise money ...

  • 26/10/2017

    Don't let your Halloween end in a nightmare

    Halloween can be a fun time for the whole family but to avoid the day ending in a nightmare we advise everyone to take extra care a read our fire safety tips: Follow our safety advice to have a safe Halloween: It is far safer to use flickering LED candles than real candles in pumpkins and ...

  • 25/10/2017

    Award-winning Firebreak programme recognised for innovation

    Essex County Fire and Rescue's Firebreak programme has been recognised for its innovative approach by HM Prison and Probation Service and The European Social Fund. Firebreak, a five day intervention programme delivered by operational firefighters, won the innovation category at the European ...

  • 23/10/2017

    Essex business owner prosecuted for fire safety breaches

    Essex business owner Razvan Boca has been prosecuted and fined for fire safety breaches. Mr Boca of the Zani Restaurant in Tilbury was prosecuted for failure to comply with the requirements of a Prohibition Notice issued under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Prohibition ...

  • 23/10/2017

    Live or work in Great Baddow?

    Great Baddow Fire Station is on the look-out for new on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s countywide on-call firefighter recruitment campaign. Last year ECFRS held a public ...

  • 20/10/2017

    Firefighting Sexism in Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is publically supporting London Fire Brigade’s campaign to ask people to stop using the outdated term ‘fireman’. The campaign, which uses social media to spread the hashtag #firefightingsexism, asks people to use the term ...

  • 19/10/2017

    Happy Safe Diwali

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone celebrating Diwali this week to take extra care. Diwali – known as the Festival of Lights – is a five day celebration that starts today (19 October). The light signifies goodness therefore various lamps are burnt throughout ...

  • 10/10/2017

    Fire Fighters Charity boosts mental health support with new role

    The Fire Fighters Charity has today confirmed its commitment to supporting the mental health of the fire community with the recruitment of a new role to bolster its psychological support services. Now advertising for a new Psychological Services Lead, the Charity aims to strengthen its ...

  • 06/10/2017

    Colchester crew reassures student community following flat fire

    A crew from Colchester Fire Station has been visiting homes to give safety advice following a fire in a flat that started after students were cooking following a night out. Colchester's Red Watch visited home around Capstan Place, where the fire took place, to chat to the residents, who ...

  • 02/10/2017

    Kitchen safety advice for students issued after flat fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has issued kitchen safety advice following a fire in a flat which saw two students rescued. Two crews from Colchester were called to Capstan Place in Colchester in the early hours of this morning (Monday 2 October) after a neighbour heard the ...

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