Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 24/10/2016

    Have a fun and safe Diwali

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone celebrating Diwali this week to take extra care. Diwali – known as the Festival of Lights – is a five day celebration that starts on October 30. The light signifies goodness therefore various lamps are burnt throughout the ...

  • 14/10/2016

    Southend firefighters receive bravery awards

    The heroic actions of seven Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters have been recognised at a special ceremony in Chelmsford. Barrie May, Robert Cork, Simon Doe, Angus Neale, Sarah Stibbs, Simon Say and Ricky Jones were presented with Chief Constable’s Commendations from Chief ...

  • 07/10/2016

    ECFRS signs safety agreement

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will soon be providing fire safety advice to all East of England Cooperative Society Ltd’s branches across three counties. Councillor Anthony Hedley, Chairman of Essex Fire Authority, has today (October 7) signed a Primary Authority Agreement with Mike ...

  • 05/10/2016

    Firebreak programme makes Cambridgeshire debut

    An award-winning programme designed and created by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to help make communities safer has been launched across our county borders. The specialist Essex team has supported Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in the delivery of Firebreak within their ...

  • 03/10/2016

    Firefighters awarded long service medals

    Firefighters in Essex who have served 20 years in the fire service were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals at a special ceremony held at Orsett Hall on Wednesday 21 September. The awards were presented by Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Petre, Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam ...

  • 03/10/2016

    Frinton fire officer retires after two decades of service

    A Frinton fire officer retires this week after 20 years’ service at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. At a special evening at Frinton Fire Station last week, Mark Oxley celebrated his long fire service career with colleagues and family and friends. Mark was also presented with his 20 ...

  • 30/09/2016

    Chinese delegation visits ECFRS

    A delegation of high-ranking Chinese officers has visited Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to hear how we deliver emergency planning and educate and prepare young people for major emergencies. Officers in the field of emergency management, police and fire from Jiangsu Province were ...

  • 26/09/2016

    Sharing technical fire safety advice across county borders

    Fire safety experts from Essex will soon be providing specialist advice and services to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service after signing up to a three year partnership. The deal was made between EFA Trading Ltd, the commercial arm of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS), and Suffolk Fire ...

  • 26/09/2016

    ECFRS named winner of Community Award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has won the Community Award at the Essex Business Excellence Awards for our award-winning Firebreak programme. The Service’s Community Development Team was named the winner of the highly contested accolade at Hylands House, Chelmsford, on Friday, ...

  • 21/09/2016

    Gas Safety Week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is marking Gas Safety Week (September 19 -25) by issuing gas safety advice. Between July 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, the Service's crews attended 104 fires that were ignited by the gas mains. These fires could have been prevented taking ...

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