Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 08/08/2016

    Open Days hit halfway mark

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is halfway through its station Open Day programme, with hundreds of people celebrating the fantastic work of our firefighters and staff. To date, ECFRS has held 21 open days across the County since June, with a further 18 events taking place at our fire ...

  • 05/08/2016

    Firebreak named awards finalist

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has reached the final of the Business Excellence Awards for its Firebreak programme. The Service’s Community Development Team is in the running for the Community Award after impressing judges with our award-winning Firebreak scheme, which has helped ...

  • 03/08/2016

    FireCar partnership extended

    A partnership between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Audi Group to help reduce road traffic collisions across the County has been extended on its first anniversary. ECFRS’s RTC Reduction Team has been donated a new FireCar – the Audi RS3 – to help engage with ...

  • 02/08/2016

    ECFRS reassurance over solar panels

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring people with solar panels on their roofs that we will always attend their home in an emergency situation. The warning comes after other UK fire services have handled calls over the past few weeks from people receiving sales calls encouraging them ...

  • 01/08/2016

    Smoke alarms - One is not enough

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make sure they have a smoke alarm on every level of their home. Smoke alarms are the unsung heroes of every home but despite this, 31% of properties involved in fires in Essex last year did not have one. Between March 2015 and April ...

  • 29/07/2016

    Charitable funding reaches milestone

    The Service’s trading arm, EFA Trading Ltd, has reached a major milestone by funding over £150,000 of community fire service projects in in the last three years across the County. EFA Trading, one of the leading fire and rescue training providers in the UK, gives all profits made to ...

  • 29/07/2016

    Off-duty firefighter's quick actions

    An ECFRS off-duty firefighter sprang into action when two cars collided along his road in Stanford-le-Hope. Firefighter Terry Myers was settling down for the night when the road traffic collision took place in Southend Road at around 10.30pm last night. He quickly made the incident scene safe ...

  • 28/07/2016

    Kitchen fire safety in Harlow

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service kitchen safety event has resulted in over 100 properties in Harlow receiving safety visits. The Service’s Community Engagement Team hosted its first Kitchen Fire Safety Roadshow of the summer yesterday (Wednesday, July 27), with the aim of reducing ...

  • 27/07/2016

    Countryside Fire Safety

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of grass fires after a spate of incidents across the County in the last two weeks. During the dry summer months the Service sees a sharp increase in field and grass fires and is urging people to take extra care when they are ...

  • 26/07/2016

    Memorial charity football contest

    More than £1,500 has been raised for two charities at a charity football competition in memory of a much-loved mother. Funds donated during the ‘Dawn Wright Shield’ at the Pegasus Club, in Corringham, on Sunday, July 24, will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer ...

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