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  • 13/05/2016

    Exercise tests high rise response in Basildon

    A major exercise has helped test firefighters' response to a sixth floor fire at a major housing development in Basildon. Crews from Basildon, Grays and Billericay took part in ‘Exercise High Tower’ at the iconic Trafford House building, in Station Way, yesterday (Thursday, May ...

  • 12/05/2016

    Fire appliances responding to cardiac arrests

    Fire appliances in Basildon, Colchester and Frinton will be responding to blue light medical emergencies from Monday May 16 as part of a life-saving collaboration between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and The East of England Ambulance Trust. Firefighters at the three stations have ...

  • 12/05/2016

    Nepal rescue team celebrated at Palace party

    Three Essex members of the rescue team sent to Nepal following the devastating earthquakes last year were invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Assistant Divisional Officer Terry Jewell, Sub Officer Tim Hersey and Leading Firefighter Greg Kench, from the Service’s Urban Search ...

  • 11/05/2016

    Essex Fire Museum receives Arts Council Accreditation

    Essex Fire Museum has been awarded Full Accreditation from the Arts Council meaning that it is managed to the highest standard. The museum, which is based at Grays Fire Station and has been running since 2007, houses a collection which includes firefighting equipment from through the ages ...

  • 10/05/2016

    Service connects with community through food bank

    A food bank scheme supported by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has helped over 800 people in Tendring’s community this year. ECFRS Community Builder, Les Nicoll, who is chairman of Harwich and District Community Food Bank, confirmed nearly 1,000 emergency parcels have been handed out ...

  • 09/05/2016

    Exercise prepares crews for A12 disaster

    Firefighters and Service search and rescue specialists teamed up for an exercise which tested how they would respond to a complex rescue on the A12, a major roadway through Essex. The exercise simulated an horrific road accident which left casualties trapped in the cars in a risky position ...

  • 06/05/2016

    Firefighters support the Ambulance Service in their communities

    A life-saving scheme will see three on call fire stations in Essex respond to blue light medical emergencies in their communities as Co-Responders goes live on Monday, May 9. The Co-Responders Scheme will see ‘on call’ firefighters at Coggeshall, Newport and Ongar alerted to Cardiac ...

  • 06/05/2016

    Essex firefighter Ben takes on the toughest race on Earth

    Orsett firefighter Ben Whateley-Harris has completed a gruelling 257 kilometre race across one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth. Over seven days in April Ben ran at least a marathon every day in the blistering heat of the Sahara desert as one of the competitors in the Marathon Des ...

  • 05/05/2016

    Fire Empower - A springboard to success

    A special Firebreak course has had fantastic results helping 79 unemployed people from Essex last year alone. Since Fire Empower was launched in April 2014, 115 people have taken part in the course. Dozens have used the course as a spring board to get their lives back on track. The five-day ...

  • 04/05/2016

    Major exercise simulates terror incident

    A major exercise simulated a terrorist attack involving a crashed car and a blaze in a high rise accommodation in Basildon. More than 25 firefighters from Basildon, Grays, Orsett and Chelmsford took part in ‘Exercise Foxtrot’ at Basildon Hospital on Saturday, April 30. Crews faced ...

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