Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 16/01/2017

    Coggeshall firefighters help save man's life

    Firefighters in Essex helped to save the life of a 61 year old man after he suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Coggeshall on Thursday 1 December. Three crew members from Coggeshall Fire Station, Paul Adams, Gavin Ellis and Graham Byford, attended the incident as part of their co-responding ...

  • 14/01/2017

    Severe weather warning - Jaywick, Mistley and Mersea update

    High tide along the Jaywick coastline has passed and we have seen no reports of flooding. At its peak the rest centre at Clacton saw 230 residents from Jaywick having heeded the advice to leave their homes following warnings of the potential for severe flooding. No one attended the rest centre ...

  • 13/01/2017

    Severe weather warning - Jaywick, Mistley and Mersea Evacuation

    Essex Police have issued the following information regarding the severe weather warnings and evacuation plans: Evacuation of homes in Jaywick, Mistley and West Mersea will begin immediately to keep residents safe ahead of expected severe flooding tonight. A severe flood warning is in place ...

  • 12/01/2017

    Severe weather warning - Jaywick to be evacuated

    Essex Police have issued the following information about the severe weather warning: Essex Police together with its partners is responding to the latest severe weather warnings from the Environment Agency by leading a multi-agency response with a full plan in place to oversee the safety of ...

  • 12/01/2017

    Severe weather warning - West Mersea evacuation plan

    Essex Police have issued the following information regarding the risk of flooding and evacuation plan for West Mersea: Colchester Borough Council’s Zone service for West Mersea will be calling on houses this evening, Thursday, that may be at risk of flooding and advising of an evacuation ...

  • 11/01/2017

    Commendation for hero Paul

    Paul Starns, 70, has been presented with a Chief Fire Officers’ Commendation after he saved the life of one of his neighbours following a house fire in Grays in October 2016. Paul was at home and suddenly heard cries for help coming from one of his neighbour’s houses. He rushed to ...

  • 11/01/2017

    Local scrap car company support firefighter training

    Firefighters in Grays and Orsett have been able to practice their road traffic collision (RTC) skills thanks to access to training-ready scrap cars. B&P Scrap Co Ltd have provided the stations with scrap cars for the past four years. They deliver them already drained of pollutants, which ...

  • 30/12/2016

    ECFRS' Donna Finch is awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Development and Safeguarding Manager, Donna Finch, has been awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to children, young people and vulnerable adults in the community. Donna has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list ...

  • 14/11/2016

    Keep your escape routes clear

    The fire service is urging everyone in Essex to make sure they know how they will get out of their house in the event of a fire following a fatal house fire in Clacton last night. Neil Fenwick, Head of Community Safety said: “If there is a fire in your home our advice is get out, stay ...

  • 11/11/2016

    Remembrance Day Service at Kelvedon Park

    Today we held a two minute silence at our Service Headquarters in Kelvedon Park on Remembrance Day at 11am. Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley’s message to attendees focused on remembering those who fought in World Wars, as well as the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women ...

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