Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 27/04/2016

    Essex firefighter charity cycle for Macmillan

    Essex firefighter Rob Sherwin is taking on one of the toughest cycle rides in the UK to raise money for charity. Rob, who is based at Great Baddow Fire Station, is taking part in the “Devil Dragon” long distance cycle ride in South Wales this June. He is raising money for Macmillan ...

  • 27/04/2016

    USAR team take part in regional exercise

    A specialist search and rescue team from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has taken part in a regional exercise involving a gas explosion at a college. The Service’s Urban Search and Rescue Unit joined teams from West Midlands, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and Leicestershire in a national ...

  • 26/04/2016

    ECFRS partner up with Thurrock scheme to make residents safer

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has joined up with Thurrock Well Homes scheme to help people stay safer in their homes. The scheme, which is run by Thurrock Council, aims to improve the housing conditions and the health and wellbeing of residents living in private properties in ...

  • 25/04/2016

    Consultation comes to an end

    A consultation which will help shape the future shape and role of the fire service in Essex came to a close this morning. Over the last 12 weeks the Service has received responses from thousands of people as it asked residents, councils and other organisations to share their views and opinions ...

  • 21/04/2016

    Fire Cadets become Firefighters

    Two fire cadets are set to join the Service as fully fledged firefighters after completing their initial training last Friday. Jack Coates and Jack Blackman were both on the first ever Fire Cadet course to be run by ECFRS, based at Clacton Fire Station, and are now they are set to join the ...

  • 20/04/2016

    Options for change - still time to have your say

    With the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s most far reaching consultation set to come to a close on Monday April 25 there is still time to have your say on its future. The consultation, which launched on February 1, sets out three options for change which will prepare the Service for ...

  • 19/04/2016

    Service highlights sprinkler benefits

    Sprinklers save lives and protect property. That is the message Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing with social landlords throughout the County. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has written to all Chief Executives with responsibility for social housing to remind them that up to ...

  • 18/04/2016

    National bravery award for Service dog team

    Service search and rescue dog team John Ball and Darcy were honoured at the Service Dog Awards which took place at Ingatestone Hall on Saturday, April 16. The awards recognise bravery, outstanding achievement and dedication to duty made by uniformed working dog teams and individuals across the ...

  • 15/04/2016

    Service welcomes new on-call firefighters

    The Service is welcoming its newest recruits who are set to join on-call crews at stations across Essex. The six new recruits have completed their initial 10 day training course at Service’s Training Centre in Witham and they will now join firefighters at Coggeshall, Stansted, Great Dunmow ...

  • 15/04/2016

    Crucial Crew success in Colchester

    More than 120 older people have received home safety and fire prevention advice at a safety event hosted by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The Service held the fourth annual Older People's Crucial Crew, in St Botolph's Church, yesterday (Thursday, April 14). The event, which ...

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