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  • 16/03/2016

    Service urges drivers to take extra care on the roads

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging drivers to take care on the roads after last month saw the highest number of deaths on the roads of Essex in nine years. In February 2016 10 people lost their lives in road incidents in Essex while a further 67 people were seriously injured. This is ...

  • 14/03/2016

    Consultation Process gets thumbs up from Institute

    The current consultation being undertaken by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) into the future shape of the Service has been given a “thumbs up” by the Consultation Institute. ECFRS is consulting on its five year Integrated Risk Management Plan, a document aimed at ...

  • 14/03/2016

    Community day of action success in Colchester

    More than 85 households in a Colchester housing estate signed up to receive free home safety visits following a community day of action. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service took part in a multi-agency event at Greenstead Community Centre, in Hawthorn Avenue, on Friday, March 11. The Service ...

  • 14/03/2016

    Smoke alarm saves family

    A smoke alarm might well have saved a family’s life after alerting them to a late night blaze caused by an electrical fault in their dishwasher. Crews were called to Bures Road, Lamarsh, at 11:44pm on Saturday March 12 to deal with a kitchen fire. When they got there they found that the ...

  • 11/03/2016

    Major exercise in Wethersfield

    A major exercise tested firefighters' response to a four vehicle road traffic collision in Wethersfield. Firefighters from Sible Heddingham, Thaxted and Wethersfield fire stations were given the opportunity to train with Rayleigh Weir’s new Heavy Rescue Pump last night (Thursday, March ...

  • 10/03/2016

    Eggscellent response to Easter appeal

    An eggstraordinary collection of 760 chocolate treats will be enjoyed by children in three hospitals in Essex following a firefighter’s appeal . Halstead firefighter Simon Phillips will deliver the Easter egg haul to young people in Colchester General Hospital, Broomfield Hospital and ...

  • 10/03/2016

    Consultation hits half way mark

    More than 2,275 people have already taken part the consultation which will determine the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service as reaches its halfway mark. The consultation, which was launched on February 1 and is the largest ever undertaken by the Service, runs until ...

  • 09/03/2016

    Multi-agency exercise in Boreham

    More than 40 firefighters have taken part in an exercise that simulated an explosion at a processing plant in Boreham. Crews from Colchester, Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Basildon, Brentwood and the Urban Search and Rescue team took part in the exercise at Hanson Aggregates, in Generals Lane, on ...

  • 08/03/2016

    Consultation phone calls from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    As part of our Programme 2020 consultation, Opinion Research Services (ORS) is recruiting members of the public on our behalf to take part in focus groups about our Options for Change. Please don’t worry, these are genuine phone calls and we would greatly appreciate your views. More ...

  • 07/03/2016

    Walk and Talk comes to Clacton

    More than 20 people have taken part in a Service-led walk to help tackle isolation within Clacton’s community. ECFRS Community Connector Les Nicoll organised the three-mile ‘Walk and Talk’ from Clacton Pier on Friday, March 4. The event was set up to help vulnerable people ...

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