Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 11/06/2016

    MBE for USAR Technician John Ball

    Essex Firefighter and search and rescue dog handler John Ball is set to receive an MBE for his services to national and international search and rescue. John has been named in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in recognition of the prominent role he has played as part of international ...

  • 10/06/2016

    Emergency bags to aid families

    Families in Tendring unable to return home overnight following an incident will receive a bag containing the necessities to get them through their first traumatic hours. The ‘Emergency SOS’ bags contain hygiene items, cleansing products, towels and toiletries as well as a map ...

  • 09/06/2016

    Hollywood filmset hosts exercise

    More than 30 firefighters have taken part in an exercise at a water treatment plant in East Hanningfield – previously used to film zombie blockbuster World War Z. Crews from Basildon, Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Leigh and South Woodham Ferrers took part in ‘Exercise Hanning ...

  • 08/06/2016

    Proposals for the future of the Service approved by Essex Fire Authority

    The Essex Fire Authority agreed proposals to change the future shape and size of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service at their meeting today. Councillors approved the second of three Options for Change which they had taken to public consultation between February 1 and April 25 this ...

  • 07/06/2016

    Lifesaving health checks in Southend

    An innovative collaboration between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and men’s health charity, CHAPS, has resulted in 79 men receiving free health checks. Southend Fire Station transformed into a health centre on Saturday, June 4, providing men’s health checks including tests for ...

  • 07/06/2016

    Seawick Day of Action

    A community day of action has resulted in hundreds of people living in Saint Osyth benefiting from home and fire safety advice. Firefighters from Clacton Fire Station along with ECFRS community safety officers and home safety technicians spoke to over 325 people living at Seawick Holiday Park on ...

  • 06/06/2016

    Key Essex Fire Authority Meeting to be Streamed Live

    This Wednesday’s Essex Fire Authority meeting will be streamed live on the internet. Members are set to make decisions which will set the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service as it gets ready to face the challenges of the future. Viewers will be able to watch ...

  • 03/06/2016

    Volunteering to preserve the history of firefighting

    Essex Fire Museum is doing a fantastic job preserving the history of firefighting in Essex and in large part that is thanks to the work carried out by the dedicated team of volunteers who play a vital role in running it. The museum, which is based in Grays, not only received highly sought after ...

  • 03/06/2016

    Outdoor fire safety advice

    Celebrating Euro 2016 - take extra care while cheering on your team outdoors. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is called to an increased number of outdoor fire calls every summer as people head out for a barbeque in their gardens, enjoy the countryside or to take a camping or caravanning ...

  • 01/06/2016

    Fire Authority to consider the future shape of ECFRS

    Essex Fire Authority members are set to decide the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service at their meeting next Wednesday, June 8. The authority will consider the results of the largest consultation ever undertaken by the Service, as it prepares for a future which is ...

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