Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 06/07/2016

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service re-issues tumble dryer safety warning

    Essex County Fire And Rescue Service has re-issued a tumble dryer safety warning following the recent period of unseasonably damp weather has led to more people using their tumble dryers. The Service initially issued the warning last year following the safety reviews on Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, ...

  • 06/07/2016

    ECFRS accolade after charity campaign

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has received a prestigious accolade after raising a whopping £122,441 for the Fire Fighters Charity. The Service has been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Fire Fighters Charity for its fundraising over 2015/16 financial year, which ...

  • 05/07/2016

    Motorcyclists safer after FireBike success

    A special course that helps reduce motorcycle accidents on the County’s roads has been endorsed by Europe’s largest gay biking club. Riders from the Gay Bikers Motorcycle Club, which has 350 members across the continent, were given advanced riding skills advice from Essex County Fire ...

  • 05/07/2016

    Billericay firefighters welcome Chernobyl charity

    A group of children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster have enjoyed a fun-filled visit at Billericay Fire Station. More than 20 young people receiving support from the Billericay and South Essex Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline have visited Billericay firefighters every year since ...

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