Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 20/09/2016

    Les nominated for prestigious award

    Community Builder Les Nicoll has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises public servants who make their communities a safer place to live. Les, who has worked for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for over 47 years, is in the final of The Guardian’s ...

  • 16/09/2016

    Wet weather safety warning for motorists

    Motorists have been urged to not to put themselves in danger by trying to drive through floodwater as the County experiences heavy downpours of rain. Whenever there is heavy rain and flooding in Essex, the Service is called out to rescue mindless motorists who find themselves in difficulty after ...

  • 15/09/2016

    Colchester Fire Swim makes a splash for charity

    More than £8,000 has been raised for local groups and charities through Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s annual Fire Swim. Sub Officer Jeremy Tuckwell, Chairperson of Colchester Fire Swim, presented the cheque to Station Officer Andre Turner, ECFRS co-ordinator for The Fire ...

  • 09/09/2016

    Chimney fire safety

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to ensure their fireplaces are properly maintained during Chimney Fire Safety Week (September 5-11). With summer now behind us, the Service is urging people who have who have chimneys and open fires to make sure they have taken the ...

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