Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 26/05/2016

    Barriers to prevent flooding in homes

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has secured 20 portable flood barriers to help protect homes across the County from flooding. The flood defence barriers help disrupt floods by diverting water safely into nearby drainage systems, rivers and ditches. Funded by Essex County Council, the ...

  • 25/05/2016

    Special scout badge for Wethersfield

    Wethersfield firefighters have been presented with their very own scouting badge after giving fire safety advice to over 60 young people. The First Finchingfield Scout Group presented crew members at Wethersfield Fire Station with the special badge as a token of their thanks along with thank-you ...

  • 24/05/2016

    Southchurch Hostel gets Sprinklers thanks to ECFRS Scheme

    A group of hostels have in Southend have had sprinkler fire suppression systems fitted thanks to a to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s match funding scheme. The Service has been working with South Essex Homes Limited, who manage the properties on behalf of Southend Borough Council, ...

  • 23/05/2016

    Pupils pass special course in Corringham

    A group of schoolchildren have passed a special Firebreak course in front of their teachers, family and friends. Students from Woodlands School, in Basildon, received certificates after passing out at Corringham Fire Station on Friday, May 20. The five day course, which was funded by the ...

  • 20/05/2016

    Tea and cakes in Southend for Dementia Awareness Week

    Firefighters from Southend Fire Station’s Green watch gave people with dementia, and their carers, a chance to take a break with tea and cakes as part of Dementia Awareness Week. Sub Officer Angus Neale, Leading Firefighter Trevor James and Firefighter Rob Cork joined Waitrose workers, ...

  • 20/05/2016

    Community work following tragic Westcliff flat fire

    The Service will visit more than 50 homes in Westcliff after teams carried out a targeted intervention following the tragic flat fire in Balmoral Road flat fire earlier this month. The Service’s Community Safety Team will identify risks in each property, help create escape plans and offer ...

  • 19/05/2016

    Crews help find missing man

    Fire crews helped in find a man who had been missing for nearly four days. Firefighters from Dunmow, Braintree and Saffron Walden joined Service Search and Rescue dog team John Ball and Darcy in assisting Essex Police on Tuesday May 17 as they searched for the 59 year-old diabetes sufferer who ...

  • 18/05/2016

    Firefighter Sam speaks of cadet pride

    After four years on the job, Sam Crudgington is just as proud to be a firefighter as he was on the day he joined - and it’s all thanks to the experience he gained as a fire cadet. Sam, 22, signed up to become a fully-fledged firefighter at Corringham Fire Station in 2012 after completing ...

  • 17/05/2016

    LGBT flag raised to support IDAHOBIT

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is today celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). To mark this important day, the Service has raised its LGBT flag on the flagpole at ECFRS headquarters in Kelvedon Park. IDAHOBIT is celebrated on May 17 as it ...

  • 16/05/2016

    Heroes campaign reaches milestone

    A fundraising page set up to support a firefighter’s son who suffers from a rare condition has reached a major milestone. The Stanley’s Heroes Fundraising Page, which is raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK, has reached £10,000 in just 12 months. The charity page was set ...

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