Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 09/09/2016

    Incident update - Hoe Lane, Nazeing

    Divisional Officer Mark Samuels, who has been overseeing the incident said: “I am pleased to be able to report the fire has been extinguished. Firefighters will remain on site for the next few days to monitor the pile and check any remaining hot spots are extinguished. I anticipate that we ...

  • 07/09/2016

    Sir Ken Knight Reports on Cultural Change at Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

    Sir Ken Knight, former Government Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor, has presented his interim progress report on cultural change at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to the Essex Fire Authority. One of the key recommendations from Irene Lucas’ Review of Culture at the Service, which was ...

  • 06/09/2016

    Update from fire at Hoe Lane, Nazeing

    Last Wednesday morning (August 31) at 05:23hrs, we received a 999 call reporting a fire involving a large quantity of wood at a recycling yard in Hoe Lane, Nazeing. Seven fire engines, a water bowser, and fire officers initially attended the incident. Since then, at least two fire engines have ...

  • 05/09/2016

    Business Safety Week 2016

    This week, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) will be engaging with businesses in Essex to help them make sure they are as fire safe as possible. Working with businesses is a core part of the work ECFRS does to make Essex safer. Every year, ECFRS fire officers and firefighters visit ...

  • 05/09/2016

    Kitchen Safety Roadshow success

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has successfully completed its Kitchen Safety Roadshow programme with over 3,800 homes visited. Between July 27 and September 3, the Service’s Community Engagement Team completed 26 safety awareness days in nine wards in Essex. These wards in ...

  • 19/08/2016

    Road safety scheme success

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has given 2,000 young drivers road safety advice over a six-week programme. The Service’s Road Traffic Collision Reduction Team visited Stubbers Activity Centre in Upminster, Frentford Park in Ilford and Colchester University to give guidance to ...

  • 17/08/2016

    Be V safe at V Festival this weekend

    V Festival 2016 is coming up this weekend at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, and we want to make sure everyone has a very happy and safe time. We are urging all festival goers to follow our basic fire safety advice to ensure no-one is injured by fire. Divisional Officer Chris Noakes said: ...

  • 12/08/2016

    Clacton schoolboys complete Firebreak

    A special Firebreak course designed to provide high quality positive male role models and invaluable life skills took place at Clacton Fire Station yesterday (Thursday, August 11). Specially trained instructors at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service worked with youngsters, aged 11 to ...

  • 11/08/2016

    Kitchen safety summer roadshows

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service summer safety roadshows have been a success with almost 260 properties referred for home safety visits. ECFRS is halfway through its Kitchen Safety Summer Roadshow programme - with five more roadshows still to take place across the County. The ...

  • 09/08/2016

    Electrical safety warning

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to be electrical fire safe following a charity’s awareness campaign. The Service’s warning comes after Electric Safety First found that three in four children in the UK have a potential electrical fire hazard in their room – ...

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