Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 29/06/2016

    Essex resident has lucky escape from flat fire

    Last week Essex firefighters were called to a flat fire in Southend which had started after a chip pan was accidentally left on. The resident, who has hearing loss, was asleep at the time so was not aware her flat was filling with smoke. Luckily, a neighbour heard the smoke alarm sounding and ...

  • 29/06/2016

    Green fingered Green Watch create garden

    Firefighters from Basildon Fire Station’s Green Watch have proven that they have green fingers transforming an overgrown area into a beautiful and peaceful garden for Basildon drug and alcohol charity Open Road. The crew rolled their sleeves up and over the course of two days cleared the ...

  • 28/06/2016

    Halstead trio finish fire ride

    Halstead firefighters have completed a 60-mile cycle through two counties for charity. Crew members Steven Byrne, Steven Hill and Liam Stanhope took part in the Suffolk Fire Ride from Sudbury Fire Station on Sunday, June 26. The challenge saw over 90 cyclists raise money for The Fire Fighters ...

  • 28/06/2016

    ECFRS team completes 24-hr challenge

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service team have completed a gruelling 24-hour running charity challenge. ECFRS colleagues Matt Furber, Scott Meekings, Carl Pullen, Diane Kralik and Janette Reed teamed up with retired Divisional Officers Terry Webb and Jon Payne during the HARP 24 2016 ...

  • 27/06/2016

    Mussett family celebrate 87 years' service at West Mersea Fire Station

    A special evening celebrating the incredible contribution the Mussett family has provided to West Mersea Fire Station over the last 87 years was held last week (June 23). Since 1929, six members of the Mussett family have served at the fire station situated on Mersea Island, near Colchester, ...

  • 27/06/2016

    Co-responders on the run

    Firefighters have already attended more than 30 medical emergencies since the launch of the Co-Responder scheme in May. Under the scheme crews at six fire stations have received enhanced first aid training and now attend the most serious cardiac arrest calls as blue light emergencies to give ...

  • 24/06/2016

    Put outdoor safety on your team sheet

    ECFRS is reminding people to continue to take care while celebrating outdoors after all three Home Nations qualified for Euro 2016's knockout stages. The Service receives an increase in calls each summer as people go camping or enjoy barbeques - often during major sporting ...

  • 23/06/2016

    Avoid flooded roads

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning motorists to take care on the roads today following last night’s heavy rainfall causing areas of flooding across the County. Since midnight the Service has received more than 200 calls to flooding incidents with calls still coming in as ...

  • 22/06/2016

    Major exercise on Southend Pier

    A major exercise simulated a huge blaze at the far end of Southend’s iconic pier – the longest in the world. Crews from Leigh, Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend and Shoeburyness joined colleagues from Essex Police, Southend Council, RNLI and the HM Coastguard to test their response to a ...

  • 21/06/2016

    Extrication Team - strong start to 2016

    The Service’s RTC Extrication team have scored their first podium finish in their very first competition of 2016 coming an impressive second against a tough field at the Lincolnshire UKRO Regional Extrication Challenge. As well as coming second overall there were individual plaudits with ...

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