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  • 15/07/2016

    Newport Firefighters save a life following cardiac arrest

    Two Newport firefighters have helped save a life after being called to a cardiac arrest as part of the Service’s Co-Responders scheme. Leading Firefighter Neil Saville and Firefighter Oliver Ford from Newport Fire Station were alerted to the incident on the morning of Saturday 9 July. They ...

  • 15/07/2016

    Kim's speedy response protects poorly woman

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service volunteer has gone above and beyond to protect a vulnerable person in his community during a routine safety check in Castle Hedingham. Parish Safety Volunteer Kim Speed was completing a home and fire safety visit with colleague, Nick Godley, when he ...

  • 14/07/2016

    International interest for high hazard course

    A specialised ECFRS training course preparing fire officers for hazardous petrochemical incidents has received international interest – with bookings as far afield as the Middle East. As a front runner in the UK for flammable liquid firefighting, Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 13/07/2016

    Chemical leak exercise in Grays

    A major exercise has tested a joint emergency response to a chemical leak at a manufacturing plant in Grays. ‘Exercise Liffey’ yesterday (Tuesday, July 12) helped prepare Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and its emergency partners for an incident at a COMAH (control of major ...

  • 12/07/2016

    Harlow Ageing Safely Open Day

    Harlow Fire Station hosted a special open day on Saturday (July 9) to give advice to people about ageing safely. Firefighters were joined by representatives from around twenty organisations including other emergency services, health care providers and community groups. The event provided ...

  • 11/07/2016

    Family made homeless after tumble dryer fire

    On Saturday evening (July 9), firefighters were called to a house fire in Whiteshot Way, Saffron Walden. On arrival, crews found the outbuilding which was attached to the house was on fire and the whole of the family’s home was heavily smoke logged. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ...

  • 11/07/2016

    Excellent result for RTC Extrication Team

    The Service’s RTC Extication Team scored another podium place at last weekend’s UKRO Extrciation and Trauma Challenge in the West Midlands. The team finished in second place, after performing well in all three assessable categories; command, medical and technical. They were only ...

  • 11/07/2016

    Historical ECFRS exhibition opens

    A summer-long exhibition celebrating the history of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has officially opened at Chelmsford Museum. ‘All Fired Up!’ opened its doors to the public after Councillor Linda Denston, Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford City Council, cut the red ribbon at a special ...

  • 08/07/2016

    Firebreak Partnership Conference success

    Representatives from 60 organisations across Essex and further afield all descended on ECFRS headquarters for the first ever Firebreak Partnership Conference. The audience was made up of representatives from professional football clubs, charities, local authorities, fire services, The Princes ...

  • 07/07/2016

    Emergency services celebration

    Hundreds of schoolchildren have celebrated the County’s emergency services at a special event held in Stanford-le-Hope today (Thursday, July 7). Students from Abbots Hall, Graham James and Arthur Bugler primary schools attended the special ‘Emergency Services Day’ to learn ...

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