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  • 29/07/2016

    Off-duty firefighter's quick actions

    An ECFRS off-duty firefighter sprang into action when two cars collided along his road in Stanford-le-Hope. Firefighter Terry Myers was settling down for the night when the road traffic collision took place in Southend Road at around 10.30pm last night. He quickly made the incident scene safe ...

  • 28/07/2016

    Kitchen fire safety in Harlow

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service kitchen safety event has resulted in over 100 properties in Harlow receiving safety visits. The Service’s Community Engagement Team hosted its first Kitchen Fire Safety Roadshow of the summer yesterday (Wednesday, July 27), with the aim of reducing ...

  • 27/07/2016

    Countryside Fire Safety

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the dangers of grass fires after a spate of incidents across the County in the last two weeks. During the dry summer months the Service sees a sharp increase in field and grass fires and is urging people to take extra care when they are ...

  • 26/07/2016

    Memorial charity football contest

    More than £1,500 has been raised for two charities at a charity football competition in memory of a much-loved mother. Funds donated during the ‘Dawn Wright Shield’ at the Pegasus Club, in Corringham, on Sunday, July 24, will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer ...

  • 25/07/2016

    School chemical exercise success

    An exercise has helped test Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s response to a chemical leak at a school in Tiptree. ‘Exercise Blue Lagoon’ at Tiptree Heath School, in Maldon Road, allowed firefighters to test gas tight suits from Braintree’s new Hazmat unit, which ...

  • 25/07/2016

    Summer Fire Safety Advice

    As the County basks in a heatwave Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to stay safe in the sunshine with our summer fire safety advice. During summer the Service sees an increase in the number of outdoor fires as people head out for a barbeque in their gardens, to enjoy the ...

  • 22/07/2016

    Fire Cadets complete Bronze awards

    More than 70 teenagers from across the County have passed their Fire Cadet and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards. ECFRS Fire Cadets from Clacton, Dovercourt, Great Baddow, Harlow, Orsett and Southend Fire Stations have finished our 41 week Fire Cadet programme. As part of the scheme, the cadets ...

  • 22/07/2016

    New recruits join ECFRS on-call crews

    The Service is welcoming its newest recruits who are set to join on-call crews at stations across Essex. The nine new recruits have completed their initial 10 day training course at Service’s Training Centre in Witham. They will now join firefighters Brentwood, Dunmow, Hawkwell, ...

  • 20/07/2016

    Charity competition in Dawn's memory

    A charity football tournament has been organised by firefighters in memory of a much-loved mother who lost her battle to cancer. Grays Fire Station’s Blue Watch will host the ‘Dawn Wright Shield’ competition at the Pegasus Club, in Corringham, on Saturday, July 23, from ...

  • 19/07/2016

    ECFRS shorlisted for two awards

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been shortlisted for two Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s PRide awards – the most credible UK-wide awards in the public relations industry. Judges were impressed with the Service’s entries for the ‘Integrated ...

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