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  • 24/03/2016

    ECFRS host national fire trial event

    Yesterday (Wednesday March 23) Essex County Fire and Rescue Service hosted an event to present an update on the results of recent fire trials which have been carried out to examine how different types of large-scale recyclable waste burns. Representations from the Chief Fire Officers Association ...

  • 24/03/2016

    Library exhibitions reach 600 Essex residents

    The last six weeks have seen Essex County Fire and Rescue Service hold library exhibtions across the County, providing an opportunity for the residents of Essex, Southend and Thurrock to understand better the options the Service is consulting on. The consultation team have spoken to nearly 600 ...

  • 23/03/2016

    Service launch Portable Cooking Demonstrators

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has launched a new education tool to help reduce kitchen fires in Essex. Eight new Portable Cooking Demonstrators (PCD) will be used across the County to highlight to members of the public the dangers associated with cooking, which is major cause of ...

  • 23/03/2016

    Thatched house fire safety warning

    Following a thatch roof fire last night in Great Horksley, here is a reminder of how to stay safe in your thatched property: It is important to insulate the chimney flue to prevent the heat from transferring into the thatch layer. This is especially important when a solid fuel or wood burner ...

  • 22/03/2016

    ECFRS to host fourth Crucial Crew

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is hosting an event in Colchester to help older people stay safe within their community. ECFRS and Colchester Borough Council are holding the fourth annual Older People's Crucial Crew, in St Botolph's Church, between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, April ...

  • 21/03/2016

    Students pass special course in Ingatestone

    A group of 10 schoolchildren have passed a special course in Ingatestone in front of their teachers, friends and family. Students from Shenfield School, in Shenfield, and Grove House and St Martin’s schools, both in Brentwood, completed a five-day Firebreak course by receiving certificates ...

  • 18/03/2016

    Major petrochemical exercise in Purfleet

    More than 60 firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service took part in a multi-agency exercise that simulated an explosion at a fuel terminal and a subsequent train crash. Crews from Orsett, Grays, Stansted, Maldon, Rayleigh Weir, Clacton, Corringham, Brentwood, Billericay and the ...

  • 17/03/2016

    Last library events as consultation continues

    There is still a chance to learn more and have your say at the last three Essex County Fire and Rescue Service consultation events taking place in libraries in the next week. The Service is currently undertaking the most far reaching consultation in its history as it prepares for a future which ...

  • 16/03/2016

    Dementia Friends extends to Burnham and Tillingham

    A scheme that helps dementia sufferers by providing them with a safe place within their communities has been extended to Burnham and Tillingham Fire Stations. This week crews completed their training to become Dementia Friends, this means they now know the best way to help dementia sufferers and ...

  • 16/03/2016

    Head-on-crash exercise in Canvey

    A special exercise in Canvey tested how firefighters would deal with a major road incident last night (Tuesday, March 15). The simulation saw 20 firefighters from Canvey Fire Station respond to a head-on-collision between two cars in Northwick Road, which left multiple casualties trapped. The ...

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