Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 16/02/2017

    Firefighter's Easter egg appeal

    Halstead Firefighter Simon Phillips is appealing for donations of Easter eggs which will be given to children in hospitals, hospices and care this Easter. This is the third year Simon has collected the chocolate treats and he is hoping will be the biggest year yet. Simon said: "Last year ...

  • 10/02/2017

    Keeping your kids safe in this kitchen this half term

    During the February half term, many children across Essex will be spending more time in the kitchen. But whether they’re lending a hand or just eating you out of house and home, it’s important to make sure they know the hazards of the kitchen. As part of the Fire Kills campaign, ...

  • 08/02/2017

    On-call firefighter wants stolen scooter returned so he can help save lives

    An on-call firefighter is unable to attend life-saving emergency calls after thieves stole his scooter. Tom Nolan used his black Piaggio scooter on Sunday evening to get to Rochford fire station when he was called out to attend an incident in Hawkwell. Tom returned home that ...

  • 07/02/2017

    Soldiers receive road safety advice from fire service

    Two-hundred Colchester based soldiers have spent a day learning about road safety and risk. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) Fire Bike, Fire Car and Community Wheels teams, along with Colchester Fire Station’s Red Watch and on-call firefighters from Wivenhoe, ...

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