Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 07/01/2019

    Get the call - become a professional firefighter

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is working with the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) as part of a national campaign encouraging people to become on-call firefighters. The awareness week runs from 7 January 2019 and aims to highlight opportunities available in the fire service, while ...

  • 28/12/2018

    Taster sessions in January aimed at potential firefighters

    Teacher? Communicator? Care provider? Community minded? Physically fit? We’re looking for you. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is hosting four sessions to give Essex residents the chance to find out more about becoming a firefighter. The events will take place on Saturday 19 and 26 ...

  • 27/12/2018

    On-call firefighter Dan undergoes surgery in bid to achieve his dream

    An on-call firefighter from Burnham-on-Crouch refused to take no for an answer, after having bones in his ear rebuilt to allow him to pass a firefighter medical test. In 2017 Dan Remfry applied to be an on-call firefighter, a role that would see his employer releasing him from his day job as a ...

  • 27/11/2018

    Darren delivers first class service to Rochford

    If you see Darren Warner in Rochford before lunchtime it’s probably because he's delivering your post. By the afternoon he will have swapped his Royal Mail van for a fire engine, ready to drop everything at a moment's notice for someone in need. Darren has worked for the ...

  • 26/11/2018

    Don't let fire ruin festive cheer this Christmas

    Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there’s lots to think about this Christmas. But one thing we are urging Essex residents to put top of their Christmas lists this year is fire safety. While fire safety is vital throughout the year, the extra distractions of ...

  • 12/11/2018

    Walk and Talk shortlisted for sports award

    A scheme which encourages vulnerable adults in Braintree, Witham and Halstead to socialise and stay active has been shortlisted for a local sports award. Walk and Talk was created by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) with local partners to support people in the community who are ...

  • 02/11/2018

    Plaque unveiled to remember fallen firefighters

    A new memorial plaque honouring 18 firefighters who died during the First World War will be unveiled at Essex County Fire and Rescue’s Headquarters in Kelvedon during a ceremony to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The plaque, created by Chelmer Valley High School’s ...

  • 01/11/2018

    Burnham, Tollesbury, Tillingham and Maldon: our county's eastern fire stations

    Burnham-on-Crouch, Tollesbury, Tillingham and Maldon: why Essex relies on our county's eastern fire stations Karen Nicoll's 18-year career in the fire service has seen her move from wholetime firefighter to Crew Manager, Training Instructor, Community Builder and most recently to Station ...

  • 30/10/2018

    Don't let your Halloween end in a nightmare

    Halloween can be a fun time for the whole family but to avoid the day ending in a nightmare we advise everyone to take extra care and read our fire safety tips: Follow our safety advice to have a safe Halloween: It is far safer to use LED candles than real candles in pumpkins and as part ...

  • 19/10/2018

    Search and rescue dogs from across the UK to visit Essex for boat training event

    Search and Rescue dogs from across the UK are heading to Essex this weekend to put their skills to the test in a boat-related exercise. The event, which is the biggest of its kind in this country, will see 28 dogs from a variety of emergency services from as far afield as the highlands of ...

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