Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 09/06/2016

    Hollywood filmset hosts exercise

    More than 30 firefighters have taken part in an exercise at a water treatment plant in East Hanningfield – previously used to film zombie blockbuster World War Z. Crews from Basildon, Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Leigh and South Woodham Ferrers took part in ‘Exercise Hanning ...

  • 08/06/2016

    Proposals for the future of the Service approved by Essex Fire Authority

    The Essex Fire Authority agreed proposals to change the future shape and size of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service at their meeting today. Councillors approved the second of three Options for Change which they had taken to public consultation between February 1 and April 25 this ...

  • 07/06/2016

    Lifesaving health checks in Southend

    An innovative collaboration between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and men’s health charity, CHAPS, has resulted in 79 men receiving free health checks. Southend Fire Station transformed into a health centre on Saturday, June 4, providing men’s health checks including tests for ...

  • 07/06/2016

    Seawick Day of Action

    A community day of action has resulted in hundreds of people living in Saint Osyth benefiting from home and fire safety advice. Firefighters from Clacton Fire Station along with ECFRS community safety officers and home safety technicians spoke to over 325 people living at Seawick Holiday Park on ...

  • 06/06/2016

    Key Essex Fire Authority Meeting to be Streamed Live

    This Wednesday’s Essex Fire Authority meeting will be streamed live on the internet. Members are set to make decisions which will set the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service as it gets ready to face the challenges of the future. Viewers will be able to watch ...

  • 03/06/2016

    Volunteering to preserve the history of firefighting

    Essex Fire Museum is doing a fantastic job preserving the history of firefighting in Essex and in large part that is thanks to the work carried out by the dedicated team of volunteers who play a vital role in running it. The museum, which is based in Grays, not only received highly sought after ...

  • 03/06/2016

    Outdoor fire safety advice

    Celebrating Euro 2016 - take extra care while cheering on your team outdoors. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is called to an increased number of outdoor fire calls every summer as people head out for a barbeque in their gardens, enjoy the countryside or to take a camping or caravanning ...

  • 01/06/2016

    Fire Authority to consider the future shape of ECFRS

    Essex Fire Authority members are set to decide the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service at their meeting next Wednesday, June 8. The authority will consider the results of the largest consultation ever undertaken by the Service, as it prepares for a future which is ...

  • 01/06/2016

    Volunteer Week: June 1-12

    With Volunteers’ week launching today Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating everything Service volunteers do to make the County safer. Last year our volunteers gave more than 950 working days, selflessly giving up their time to help Essex County Fire and Rescue Service make ...

  • 01/06/2016

    Drive to Arrive - wet weather safety advice

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

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