Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 24/04/2017

    Be Water Aware

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Water Safety and Drowning Prevention campaign - Be Water Aware, which launched today (Monday 24 April). The campaign raises awareness of the dangers of everyday activities near water after ...

  • 10/04/2017

    Halstead homes for the elderly given excellent fire protection

    Twenty homes for the elderly have had sprinkler systems fitted to protect them from fire, thanks to funding from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The fire service has been working with local charity ‘Courtauld Homes of Rest’ to fit the fire protection systems to all of their 20 ...

  • 04/04/2017

    Response to firefighter heart attack research

    Following research released today linking exposure to high temperatures to increased risk in suffering a heart attack, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has responded to reassure firefighters and the public of the work they do to reduce health risk. The study, published by researchers ...

  • 03/04/2017

    Live or work in Dovercourt? We're recruiting!

    Dovercourt Fire Station is on the look-out for on-call firefighters. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) countywide recruitment campaign, to hire more on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. Last year ...

  • 17/03/2017

    Show your mum you care this Mother's Day

    This Mother’s Day (Sunday 26 March) make sure your mum is safe from the risk of fire by checking she has a working smoke alarm in her home. Whether you’re going out for a nice meal, popping over to her house with some flowers or giving her a call from across the miles, it’s a ...

  • 28/02/2017

    Be extra flippin' careful on pancake day

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has served up some fire safety advice for pancake day and is urging everyone to be extra flippin' careful. Kitchens and cooking are one of the main causes of fires in the home. Frying pans can easily catch light, especially if they are left ...

  • 27/02/2017

    Calling all Dovercourt residents

    We’re looking for Dovercourt residents to join a one-off group to talk about our campaigns and recruitment ideas. The call comes ahead of Dovercourt Fire Station’s on-call firefighter recruitment campaign which will start in April. To ensure we’re targeting and engaging ...

  • 27/02/2017

    Firefighters take part in training exercise at Colchester Football Stadium

    Firefighters took part in a training exercise at Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester yesterday (Sunday 26 February). Nine fire engines, specialist appliances and dozens of fire officers were joined by on-site staff from the stadium, Essex Police and the East of England Ambulance Service ...

  • 24/02/2017

    Clacton pupils receive cycle safety advice following teenager's accident

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has been teaching pupils at Clacton County High School the importance of cycle safety after a local teenage cyclist was involved in a serious accident. Following Tyler Doe’s accident in January, which saw him trapped under a bus and airlifted to ...

  • 24/02/2017

    Whirlpool advise "DO NOT use affected tumble dryers"

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is issuing safety advice on the use of tumble dryers after Whirlpool have given new advice about the safety of their products. Owners of the faulty Hotpoint, Creda, Indesit, Swan and Proline models have now been warned to unplug and not to use the machines ...

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