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  • 03/05/2018

    How a spring clean could save your life

    It may be the last month of spring, but there’s still time to squeeze in a final spring clean, and it might just save your life. As part of the Fire Kills campaign we are asking people to clear the clutter that may be blocking escape routes in their homes and to make sure their family, ...

  • 01/05/2018

    Fire Station Open Days 2018

    With the summer season almost upon us, we are excited to announce the list of fire station open days for 2018. Our fire station open days are a brilliant fun day our for all the family. We will have our fire engines and specialist equipment out to show and our firefighters will be on hand to ...

  • 23/04/2018

    On-call firefighter awarded Townsperson of the Year

    An on-call Epping firefighter who has given more than three decades of service to the town has been presented with Epping Town Council's Townsperson of the Year award. Martyn Simmons joined Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in June 1983, aged 27, while working at the Bank of England in ...

  • 23/04/2018

    Be Water and Drowning Aware

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC's) drowning prevention and water safety campaign 'Be Water Aware' which runs from 23rd - 29th April. Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than ...

  • 17/04/2018

    Commendations for life-saving teams

    Last month, a special presentation evening was held at Orsett Fire Station to celebrate and recognise the work of our staff, the East of England Ambulance Service and their Helimed crew at an unusual incident. The incient occured back in February after a member of the public, Brian Abbott, ...

  • 12/04/2018

    ECFRS team volunteer 528 hours for Duke of Edinburgh expedition

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Community Development and Safeguarding team volunteered their time last weekend to take a group of Fire Cadets on an expedition to the Peak District. The expedition, which forms part of the Fire Cadets’ Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, saw a total ...

  • 04/04/2018

    Protecting South Woodham: life as an on-call firefighter

    "The feeling you get when the pager goes off is just pure anticipation. Even if it’s in the middle of the night, the buzz you get almost gets you out of the door and down to the station before you even realise!" Adam Boorman is one of South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station’s ...

  • 03/04/2018

    New Chief Signs in at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Jo Turton started work today as the Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive for Essex, taking over from Adam Eckley who retires after 33 years in the Fire and Rescue Service. Her experience managing complex organisations, and expertise in delivering organisational and cultural change in a ...

  • 29/03/2018

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service publishes gender pay gap report

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has today published its gender pay gap report for 2017 - 18. This report shows that during this time period ECFRS had an average pay gap of 15.6%. Gender pay gap and equal pay are different things. The gender pay gap measures the difference in average ...

  • 26/03/2018

    ECFRS celebrates supermarket partnership at community event

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) and Tesco joined forces last week to recognise the outstanding work done by mutual staff based in Witham. Now in its second year, ECFRS and Tesco’s partnership sees colleagues based at the Witham supermarket released during working hours to take ...

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