Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 01/06/2016

    Fire Authority to consider the future shape of ECFRS

    Essex Fire Authority members are set to decide the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service at their meeting next Wednesday, June 8. The authority will consider the results of the largest consultation ever undertaken by the Service, as it prepares for a future which is ...

  • 01/06/2016

    Volunteer Week: June 1-12

    With Volunteers’ week launching today Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating everything Service volunteers do to make the County safer. Last year our volunteers gave more than 950 working days, selflessly giving up their time to help Essex County Fire and Rescue Service make ...

  • 01/06/2016

    Drive to Arrive - wet weather safety advice

    Motorists have been urged to not to put themselves in danger by trying to drive through floodwater as the County experiences an unseasonal bout of rain. Whenever there is flooding in Essex, the Service is called out to rescue mindless motorists who find themselves in difficulty by driving into ...

  • 31/05/2016

    Seaside safety success

    More than 180 smoke alarms have been installed in homes at two seaside holiday parks following community day of action. Maldon firefighters teamed up with an ECFRS community safety team by knocking on 250 doors at Mill Beach Seaside Resort and Barrow Marsh Caravan Park, in Heybridge, on ...

  • 27/05/2016

    2020 Options for Change 2016-2020 Consultation Results

    A document which outlines the methods, results and findings of the largest consultation Essex County Fire and Rescue has ever carried out has been published today. The 2020 Change 2016-2020 Consultation was launched on February 1 and ran for 12 weeks. It asked people to give a view on which of ...

  • 27/05/2016

    Braintree Firebreak

    A group of students passed out from the latest Firebreak course today, Friday May 27, at Braintree Fire Station showing off their new skills on parade as a proud audience family, friends and teachers watched on. Pupils from Notley High School, in Braintree, received certificates from Acting ...

  • 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 ...

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