Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 15/08/2017

    Staying safe at V Festival

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging V Festival goers to follow some simple safety tips to make sure that they stay happy campers throughout the weekend. Fire crews will be on site throughout the festival providing operational response and the Community Safety Team and Road Traffic ...

  • 10/08/2017

    Firefighting fun for girls camp

    Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have spent the day with children at the St John Bosco Centre teaching them firefighting activities and skills. The 100 girls, who come from deprived areas in London, are staying at the camp near Colchester for a week long activity holiday. ...

  • 09/08/2017

    Sheltered housing in Colchester get sprinklers

    Enoch House in Colchester now has sprinklers fitted thanks to part funding by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The sheltered housing scheme in Magnolia Drive, Colchester has 36 flats and is run by Colchester Borough Homes on behalf of Colchester Borough Council. Following an extensive ...

  • 04/08/2017

    Adam Eckley announced as Chief Fire Officer

    Chairman of Essex Fire Authority, Anthony Hedley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Eckley as Chief Fire Officer for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Adam has been undertaking the role for the past three years and during that time has led the organisation through one of ...

  • 03/08/2017

    Is your home properly protected by smoke alarms?

    Did you know that around half of the UK’s house fires aren’t detected by smoke alarms? The most common reason for that is because the fire is out of range – as many homeowners believe having just one smoke alarm is enough to protect their whole property. Most people ...

  • 07/07/2017

    Tesco employees become on-call firefighters

    Two local supermarket employees are swapping their Tesco uniforms for firefighter uniforms to help protect their local community. Ian Noble and Darrel Drake both work at Tesco in the Grove Shopping Centre, Witham, and have successfully completed their training to become on-call firefighters ...

  • 06/07/2017

    Fire service visits 4725 flats to reassure high-rise residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to visit high-rise flats across Essex following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Technical Fire Safety Officers have been carrying out full fire safety checks on high-rise flats in Essex, and have already completed 102 audits. Of the properties ...

  • 03/07/2017

    Three people killed on Essex roads in 24 hours

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued road safety advice following three fatal road traffic collisions in Essex over the weekend. The collisions took place in Littlebury (near Saffron Walden), Epping and Leigh on Sea on Saturday 1 July and in the early hours of Sunday 2 July. Kevin ...

  • 24/06/2017

    Register your household appliances

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents in Essex to check their fridge-freezers after it was confirmed yesterday that the fire in Grenfell Tower was started by a Hotpoint fridge-freezer. The Government is asking consumers who believe they may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer ...

  • 23/06/2017

    Fire safety visits continue in high-rise flats

    This week Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has visited over 50 high-rise flats in Essex to reassure concerned residents and give fire safety advice. The fire service has also begun auditing all high-rise flats to check fire risk assessments, fire doors, escape routes and stairwells. Sixteen ...

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