Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 30/09/2016

    Chinese delegation visits ECFRS

    A delegation of high-ranking Chinese officers has visited Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to hear how we deliver emergency planning and educate and prepare young people for major emergencies. Officers in the field of emergency management, police and fire from Jiangsu Province were ...

  • 26/09/2016

    Sharing technical fire safety advice across county borders

    Fire safety experts from Essex will soon be providing specialist advice and services to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service after signing up to a three year partnership. The deal was made between EFA Trading Ltd, the commercial arm of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS), and Suffolk Fire ...

  • 26/09/2016

    ECFRS named winner of Community Award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has won the Community Award at the Essex Business Excellence Awards for our award-winning Firebreak programme. The Service’s Community Development Team was named the winner of the highly contested accolade at Hylands House, Chelmsford, on Friday, ...

  • 21/09/2016

    Gas Safety Week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is marking Gas Safety Week (September 19 -25) by issuing gas safety advice. Between July 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, the Service's crews attended 104 fires that were ignited by the gas mains. These fires could have been prevented taking ...

  • 20/09/2016

    Les nominated for prestigious award

    Community Builder Les Nicoll has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises public servants who make their communities a safer place to live. Les, who has worked for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for over 47 years, is in the final of The Guardian’s ...

  • 16/09/2016

    Wet weather safety warning for motorists

    Motorists have been urged to not to put themselves in danger by trying to drive through floodwater as the County experiences heavy downpours of rain. Whenever there is heavy rain and flooding in Essex, the Service is called out to rescue mindless motorists who find themselves in difficulty after ...

  • 15/09/2016

    Colchester Fire Swim makes a splash for charity

    More than £8,000 has been raised for local groups and charities through Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s annual Fire Swim. Sub Officer Jeremy Tuckwell, Chairperson of Colchester Fire Swim, presented the cheque to Station Officer Andre Turner, ECFRS co-ordinator for The Fire ...

  • 09/09/2016

    Chimney fire safety

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to ensure their fireplaces are properly maintained during Chimney Fire Safety Week (September 5-11). With summer now behind us, the Service is urging people who have who have chimneys and open fires to make sure they have taken the ...

  • 09/09/2016

    Incident update - Hoe Lane, Nazeing

    Divisional Officer Mark Samuels, who has been overseeing the incident said: “I am pleased to be able to report the fire has been extinguished. Firefighters will remain on site for the next few days to monitor the pile and check any remaining hot spots are extinguished. I anticipate that we ...

  • 07/09/2016

    Sir Ken Knight Reports on Cultural Change at Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

    Sir Ken Knight, former Government Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor, has presented his interim progress report on cultural change at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to the Essex Fire Authority. One of the key recommendations from Irene Lucas’ Review of Culture at the Service, which was ...

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