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  • 31/05/2016

    Seaside safety success

    More than 180 smoke alarms have been installed in homes at two seaside holiday parks following community day of action. Maldon firefighters teamed up with an ECFRS community safety team by knocking on 250 doors at Mill Beach Seaside Resort and Barrow Marsh Caravan Park, in Heybridge, on ...

  • 27/05/2016

    2020 Options for Change 2016-2020 Consultation Results

    A document which outlines the methods, results and findings of the largest consultation Essex County Fire and Rescue has ever carried out has been published today. The 2020 Change 2016-2020 Consultation was launched on February 1 and ran for 12 weeks. It asked people to give a view on which of ...

  • 27/05/2016

    Braintree Firebreak

    A group of students passed out from the latest Firebreak course today, Friday May 27, at Braintree Fire Station showing off their new skills on parade as a proud audience family, friends and teachers watched on. Pupils from Notley High School, in Braintree, received certificates from Acting ...

  • 26/05/2016

    Barriers to prevent flooding in homes

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has secured 20 portable flood barriers to help protect homes across the County from flooding. The flood defence barriers help disrupt floods by diverting water safely into nearby drainage systems, rivers and ditches. Funded by Essex County Council, the ...

  • 25/05/2016

    Special scout badge for Wethersfield

    Wethersfield firefighters have been presented with their very own scouting badge after giving fire safety advice to over 60 young people. The First Finchingfield Scout Group presented crew members at Wethersfield Fire Station with the special badge as a token of their thanks along with thank-you ...

  • 24/05/2016

    Southchurch Hostel gets Sprinklers thanks to ECFRS Scheme

    A group of hostels have in Southend have had sprinkler fire suppression systems fitted thanks to a to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s match funding scheme. The Service has been working with South Essex Homes Limited, who manage the properties on behalf of Southend Borough Council, ...

  • 23/05/2016

    Pupils pass special course in Corringham

    A group of schoolchildren have passed a special Firebreak course in front of their teachers, family and friends. Students from Woodlands School, in Basildon, received certificates after passing out at Corringham Fire Station on Friday, May 20. The five day course, which was funded by the ...

  • 20/05/2016

    Tea and cakes in Southend for Dementia Awareness Week

    Firefighters from Southend Fire Station’s Green watch gave people with dementia, and their carers, a chance to take a break with tea and cakes as part of Dementia Awareness Week. Sub Officer Angus Neale, Leading Firefighter Trevor James and Firefighter Rob Cork joined Waitrose workers, ...

  • 20/05/2016

    Community work following tragic Westcliff flat fire

    The Service will visit more than 50 homes in Westcliff after teams carried out a targeted intervention following the tragic flat fire in Balmoral Road flat fire earlier this month. The Service’s Community Safety Team will identify risks in each property, help create escape plans and offer ...

  • 19/05/2016

    Crews help find missing man

    Fire crews helped in find a man who had been missing for nearly four days. Firefighters from Dunmow, Braintree and Saffron Walden joined Service Search and Rescue dog team John Ball and Darcy in assisting Essex Police on Tuesday May 17 as they searched for the 59 year-old diabetes sufferer who ...

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