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  • 27/06/2016

    Mussett family celebrate 87 years' service at West Mersea Fire Station

    A special evening celebrating the incredible contribution the Mussett family has provided to West Mersea Fire Station over the last 87 years was held last week (June 23). Since 1929, six members of the Mussett family have served at the fire station situated on Mersea Island, near Colchester, ...

  • 27/06/2016

    Co-responders on the run

    Firefighters have already attended more than 30 medical emergencies since the launch of the Co-Responder scheme in May. Under the scheme crews at six fire stations have received enhanced first aid training and now attend the most serious cardiac arrest calls as blue light emergencies to give ...

  • 24/06/2016

    Put outdoor safety on your team sheet

    ECFRS is reminding people to continue to take care while celebrating outdoors after all three Home Nations qualified for Euro 2016's knockout stages. The Service receives an increase in calls each summer as people go camping or enjoy barbeques - often during major sporting ...

  • 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 ...

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