Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 19/08/2016

    Road safety scheme success

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has given 2,000 young drivers road safety advice over a six-week programme. The Service’s Road Traffic Collision Reduction Team visited Stubbers Activity Centre in Upminster, Frentford Park in Ilford and Colchester University to give guidance to ...

  • 17/08/2016

    Be V safe at V Festival this weekend

    V Festival 2016 is coming up this weekend at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, and we want to make sure everyone has a very happy and safe time. We are urging all festival goers to follow our basic fire safety advice to ensure no-one is injured by fire. Divisional Officer Chris Noakes said: ...

  • 12/08/2016

    Clacton schoolboys complete Firebreak

    A special Firebreak course designed to provide high quality positive male role models and invaluable life skills took place at Clacton Fire Station yesterday (Thursday, August 11). Specially trained instructors at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service worked with youngsters, aged 11 to ...

  • 11/08/2016

    Kitchen safety summer roadshows

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service summer safety roadshows have been a success with almost 260 properties referred for home safety visits. ECFRS is halfway through its Kitchen Safety Summer Roadshow programme - with five more roadshows still to take place across the County. The ...

  • 09/08/2016

    Electrical safety warning

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to be electrical fire safe following a charity’s awareness campaign. The Service’s warning comes after Electric Safety First found that three in four children in the UK have a potential electrical fire hazard in their room – ...

  • 08/08/2016

    Open Days hit halfway mark

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is halfway through its station Open Day programme, with hundreds of people celebrating the fantastic work of our firefighters and staff. To date, ECFRS has held 21 open days across the County since June, with a further 18 events taking place at our fire ...

  • 05/08/2016

    Firebreak named awards finalist

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has reached the final of the Business Excellence Awards for its Firebreak programme. The Service’s Community Development Team is in the running for the Community Award after impressing judges with our award-winning Firebreak scheme, which has helped ...

  • 03/08/2016

    FireCar partnership extended

    A partnership between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Audi Group to help reduce road traffic collisions across the County has been extended on its first anniversary. ECFRS’s RTC Reduction Team has been donated a new FireCar – the Audi RS3 – to help engage with ...

  • 02/08/2016

    ECFRS reassurance over solar panels

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring people with solar panels on their roofs that we will always attend their home in an emergency situation. The warning comes after other UK fire services have handled calls over the past few weeks from people receiving sales calls encouraging them ...

  • 01/08/2016

    Smoke alarms - One is not enough

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make sure they have a smoke alarm on every level of their home. Smoke alarms are the unsung heroes of every home but despite this, 31% of properties involved in fires in Essex last year did not have one. Between March 2015 and April ...

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