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  • 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 ...

  • 18/05/2016

    Firefighter Sam speaks of cadet pride

    After four years on the job, Sam Crudgington is just as proud to be a firefighter as he was on the day he joined - and it’s all thanks to the experience he gained as a fire cadet. Sam, 22, signed up to become a fully-fledged firefighter at Corringham Fire Station in 2012 after completing ...

  • 17/05/2016

    LGBT flag raised to support IDAHOBIT

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is today celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). To mark this important day, the Service has raised its LGBT flag on the flagpole at ECFRS headquarters in Kelvedon Park. IDAHOBIT is celebrated on May 17 as it ...

  • 16/05/2016

    Heroes campaign reaches milestone

    A fundraising page set up to support a firefighter’s son who suffers from a rare condition has reached a major milestone. The Stanley’s Heroes Fundraising Page, which is raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK, has reached £10,000 in just 12 months. The charity page was set ...

  • 13/05/2016

    Exercise tests high rise response in Basildon

    A major exercise has helped test firefighters' response to a sixth floor fire at a major housing development in Basildon. Crews from Basildon, Grays and Billericay took part in ‘Exercise High Tower’ at the iconic Trafford House building, in Station Way, yesterday (Thursday, May ...

  • 12/05/2016

    Fire appliances responding to cardiac arrests

    Fire appliances in Basildon, Colchester and Frinton will be responding to blue light medical emergencies from Monday May 16 as part of a life-saving collaboration between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and The East of England Ambulance Trust. Firefighters at the three stations have ...

  • 12/05/2016

    Nepal rescue team celebrated at Palace party

    Three Essex members of the rescue team sent to Nepal following the devastating earthquakes last year were invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Assistant Divisional Officer Terry Jewell, Sub Officer Tim Hersey and Leading Firefighter Greg Kench, from the Service’s Urban Search ...

  • 11/05/2016

    Essex Fire Museum receives Arts Council Accreditation

    Essex Fire Museum has been awarded Full Accreditation from the Arts Council meaning that it is managed to the highest standard. The museum, which is based at Grays Fire Station and has been running since 2007, houses a collection which includes firefighting equipment from through the ages ...

  • 10/05/2016

    Service connects with community through food bank

    A food bank scheme supported by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has helped over 800 people in Tendring’s community this year. ECFRS Community Builder, Les Nicoll, who is chairman of Harwich and District Community Food Bank, confirmed nearly 1,000 emergency parcels have been handed out ...

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