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  • 23/06/2016

    Avoid flooded roads

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning motorists to take care on the roads today following last night’s heavy rainfall causing areas of flooding across the County. Since midnight the Service has received more than 200 calls to flooding incidents with calls still coming in as ...

  • 22/06/2016

    Major exercise on Southend Pier

    A major exercise simulated a huge blaze at the far end of Southend’s iconic pier – the longest in the world. Crews from Leigh, Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend and Shoeburyness joined colleagues from Essex Police, Southend Council, RNLI and the HM Coastguard to test their response to a ...

  • 21/06/2016

    Extrication Team - strong start to 2016

    The Service’s RTC Extrication team have scored their first podium finish in their very first competition of 2016 coming an impressive second against a tough field at the Lincolnshire UKRO Regional Extrication Challenge. As well as coming second overall there were individual plaudits with ...

  • 21/06/2016

    Drowning Prevention Week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has urged people to stay safe around water this summer and think before taking a dip to cool off. With Drowning Prevention Week running from June 20 to 26, ECFRS has warned people to think twice before stripping off and diving in lakes, ponds and the ...

  • 20/06/2016

    Service signs deal to sell fire extinguishers

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has signed a deal to sell the world’s first self-service fire extinguisher through it trading arm, EFA Trading. The Service has entered a partnership with Britannia Fire to sell its multi-use, self-maintained extinguisher, the P50 to businesses and ...

  • 16/06/2016

    Filmmakers awarded for safety videos

    Young filmmakers have been presented with awards after entering an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service road safety competition. Teenagers from across the County took part in an ECFRS challenge to produce a short film to highlight the dangers on the roads and general pedestrian safety. The ...

  • 15/06/2016

    ECFRS nominated for diversity award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been nominated for a prestigious diversity award for its community development and intervention work. The Service’s Firebreak programme has been shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award at the National Diversity Awards after receiving a ...

  • 14/06/2016

    Dovercourt celebrates five firefighting decades

    Dovercourt Fire Station has celebrated a major milestone at a special ceremony following 50 years of lifesaving. More than 200 people took part in the fire station’s Golden Jubilee on Saturday, June 11, which coincided with its open day. The event included chip pan fire demonstrations, ...

  • 13/06/2016

    Firefighters support One Lad's Challenge

    Firefighters have helped an autistic boy get one step closer to completing a challenge to visit every fire station in the country. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service crews from Dunmow, Epping, Harlow, Leaden Roding, Loughton, Old Harlow, Newport, Ongar, Saffron Walden, Stansted, Thaxted and ...

  • 13/06/2016

    Sprinklers installed in landmark tower block

    A landmark tower block in Basildon has been fitted with fire sprinkler systems with help from an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service match funding scheme. The Service has been working with Basildon Borough Council and Swan Housing Association by providing sprinklers for the 14 storey Brooke ...

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