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  • 14/06/2016

    Dovercourt celebrates five firefighting decades

    Dovercourt Fire Station has celebrated a major milestone at a special ceremony following 50 years of lifesaving. More than 200 people took part in the fire station’s Golden Jubilee on Saturday, June 11, which coincided with its open day. The event included chip pan fire demonstrations, ...

  • 13/06/2016

    Firefighters support One Lad's Challenge

    Firefighters have helped an autistic boy get one step closer to completing a challenge to visit every fire station in the country. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service crews from Dunmow, Epping, Harlow, Leaden Roding, Loughton, Old Harlow, Newport, Ongar, Saffron Walden, Stansted, Thaxted and ...

  • 13/06/2016

    Sprinklers installed in landmark tower block

    A landmark tower block in Basildon has been fitted with fire sprinkler systems with help from an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service match funding scheme. The Service has been working with Basildon Borough Council and Swan Housing Association by providing sprinklers for the 14 storey Brooke ...

  • 11/06/2016

    MBE for USAR Technician John Ball

    Essex Firefighter and search and rescue dog handler John Ball is set to receive an MBE for his services to national and international search and rescue. John has been named in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in recognition of the prominent role he has played as part of international ...

  • 10/06/2016

    Emergency bags to aid families

    Families in Tendring unable to return home overnight following an incident will receive a bag containing the necessities to get them through their first traumatic hours. The ‘Emergency SOS’ bags contain hygiene items, cleansing products, towels and toiletries as well as a map ...

  • 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 ...

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