Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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, ...

  • 03/02/2017

    Audi donate new car to help road safety team

    Essex Audi have donated a brand new Audi S3 car to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's road safety team. The new "FireCar" will be taken to events and gatherings in Essex which attract young people and modified car enthusiast. The car serves as a talking point between the young ...

  • 02/02/2017

    Appeal for more firefighters in Maldon District

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Maldon District Council are working in partnership to support fire stations to recruit new on-call firefighters. Burnham-on-Crouch, Tollesbury, Tillingham and Maldon fire stations are looking to boost their numbers by hiring more on-call firefighters, who ...

  • 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 ...

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