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  • 07/03/2016

    Firefighters become Dementia Friends

    Dementia sufferers and their carers can take refuge at two fire stations after crews became champions of a charity. Firefighters at Leigh and Southend Fire Stations have become Dementia Friends after receiving training from Southend Council’s Dementia Integrated Commissioning Team. By ...

  • 04/03/2016

    Specialist monitor unveiled in Coryton

    A specialist item of equipment used during major petrochemical incidents has returned to the County following an upgrade and refurbishment. The 6-Gun – a super-sized monitor capable of firing 22,500 litres of water and foam per minute – was unveiled at a commissioning ceremony at ...

  • 04/03/2016

    ECFRS stations wash cars for charity

    Charities are set to benefit from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service car washes over the coming weeks. The Service is taking part in the Fire Firefighters Charity’s National Car Wash Day on Saturday, March 12, by hosting 17 washes across the County. Other charities benefitting from ...

  • 03/03/2016

    Sprinkler project receives commendation

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has received a national commendation for its lifesaving sprinkler project. The Service received the Bernadette Hartley Memorial Award at a special ceremony yesterday (Wednesday, March 2), after being shortlisted in the Protecting Life and Property category at ...

  • 03/03/2016

    Steve gives specialist training in Nepal

    Soldiers from the Nepalese Disaster Recover Regiment have received training on the Service’s newest thermal imaging cameras this week. Station Officer Steve Hart flew out to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on Sunday, February 28, to provide thermal imaging camera training to selected ...

  • 02/03/2016

    Options for Change: 2,000 Essex residents have they say in just one month

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is now one month into their public consultation which will set the future shape and role of the Service. Since launching on 01 February, over 2,000 people have completed the survey and had their say about the future of the fire service. The Service ...

  • 01/03/2016

    Roy's Charity Cycle Challenge

    USAR Technician Roy Cuppelditch is preparing to cycle non-stop for 12 hours to raise money for Sports Relief and The Fire Fighters Charity. Roy, who works at the Urban Search and Rescue site in Lexden, Colchester, will be joining keen cyclists from around Essex at Indoor Revolution in Braintree ...

  • 01/03/2016

    Heart radio supports ECFRS's smoke alarm campaign

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has joined up with Heart Radio to produce a video highlighting the importance of smoke alarms. The video, which is available on ECFRS website as well as on the Heart Radio website, features ECFRS Community Builder Lin Kettley talking about how we can all be ...

  • 01/03/2016

    Multi-agency exercise at Lakeside

    A multi-agency exercise at Lakeside shopping centre has helped test Essex Fire and Rescue Service’s response to an emergency involving numerous casualties. More than 60 firefighters and specialists from the Service took part in the exercise at Intu Lakeside shopping centre on Sunday ...

  • 26/02/2016

    John uses his know how to make sure teams are ready

    One of the Service’s dog handlers has been using his skills and experience to help make sure that rescue teams across the world are ready to play their part in international rescue efforts. John Ball is one of only very few fully qualified UK search and rescue dog assessors and since he ...

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