Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 25/07/2016

    School chemical exercise success

    An exercise has helped test Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s response to a chemical leak at a school in Tiptree. ‘Exercise Blue Lagoon’ at Tiptree Heath School, in Maldon Road, allowed firefighters to test gas tight suits from Braintree’s new Hazmat unit, which ...

  • 25/07/2016

    Summer Fire Safety Advice

    As the County basks in a heatwave Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to stay safe in the sunshine with our summer fire safety advice. During summer the Service sees an increase in the number of outdoor fires as people head out for a barbeque in their gardens, to enjoy the ...

  • 22/07/2016

    Fire Cadets complete Bronze awards

    More than 70 teenagers from across the County have passed their Fire Cadet and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards. ECFRS Fire Cadets from Clacton, Dovercourt, Great Baddow, Harlow, Orsett and Southend Fire Stations have finished our 41 week Fire Cadet programme. As part of the scheme, the cadets ...

  • 22/07/2016

    New recruits join ECFRS on-call crews

    The Service is welcoming its newest recruits who are set to join on-call crews at stations across Essex. The nine new recruits have completed their initial 10 day training course at Service’s Training Centre in Witham. They will now join firefighters Brentwood, Dunmow, Hawkwell, ...

  • 20/07/2016

    Charity competition in Dawn's memory

    A charity football tournament has been organised by firefighters in memory of a much-loved mother who lost her battle to cancer. Grays Fire Station’s Blue Watch will host the ‘Dawn Wright Shield’ competition at the Pegasus Club, in Corringham, on Saturday, July 23, from ...

  • 19/07/2016

    ECFRS shorlisted for two awards

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for two Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s PRide awards – the most credible UK-wide awards in the public relations industry. Judges were impressed with the Service’s entries for the ‘Integrated ...

  • 19/07/2016

    Essex extrication team win regional contest

    The Service’s RTC Extrication Team has finished in first place in a regional competition involving challenging and complex road traffic collision scenarios. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service took part in the 2016 Hereford and Worcester UKRO Extrication and Trauma Challenge against ...

  • 18/07/2016

    FireCar visits Southend United

    Aspiring footballers from Southend United Football Club have received life-saving road safety advice through Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s FireCar programme. ECFRS Road Safety Team visited the club’s training ground, in Eastern Avenue, Southend, this morning (Monday, July ...

  • 15/07/2016

    Newport Firefighters save a life following cardiac arrest

    Two Newport firefighters have helped save a life after being called to a cardiac arrest as part of the Service’s Co-Responders scheme. Leading Firefighter Neil Saville and Firefighter Oliver Ford from Newport Fire Station were alerted to the incident on the morning of Saturday 9 July. They ...

  • 15/07/2016

    Kim's speedy response protects poorly woman

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service volunteer has gone above and beyond to protect a vulnerable person in his community during a routine safety check in Castle Hedingham. Parish Safety Volunteer Kim Speed was completing a home and fire safety visit with colleague, Nick Godley, when he ...

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