Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 04/04/2016

    Smokers: stub it right out

    Smokers need to make sure they stub it out, that is the warning from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service after national statistics reveal that more than one person a week dies in a fire caused by smoking. Last year in the UK 55 people died in accidental fires started by cigarettes, cigars or ...

  • 01/04/2016

    Fire safety day in Jaywick

    Yesterday (Thursday March 31) Essex County Fire and Rescue Service visited over 260 homes in Jaywick to fit smoke alarms and give home fire safety advice. The team consisted of home fire safety technicians, parish volunteers, community builders, community safety officers, community safety ...

  • 01/04/2016

    Warning following Bio-ethanol heater fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to be extra careful with bio-ethanol heaters after a man and boy were injured when a bio-fuel heater set light to curtains which were blown into it by a breeze from an open window. Crews were called the house in Millways, Great Totham, on ...

  • 31/03/2016

    Service fit smoke alarms in 8,900 homes last year

    Prevention work carried out by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in 2015 has made thousands of homes in the Essex safer. Last year more than 8,900 homes in the County had smoke alarms fitted through the Service’s hugely successful Home Safety Visit scheme. On top of that 4,500 smoke ...

  • 31/03/2016

    Sprinkler stops flat fire

    A potentially devastating kitchen fire was stopped in its tracks thanks to a sprinkler system fitted through the Service’s matched funding scheme launched by ECFRS in 2014. When a chip pan caught light on the hob of a flat on the 13th floor of the Parkside Court tower block just after 8pm ...

  • 29/03/2016

    ECFRS team up with scrap car company to support RTC training

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has joined up with a local scrap company to provide vehicles for road traffic collision (RTC) training. Benfleet Scrap Ltd, who has several sites across Essex, will provide the Service with scrap cars meaning our crews can practice their rescue ...

  • 24/03/2016

    Safer roads partnership with Essex Audi Group extended

    A partnership between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Audi Group is set to be extended beyond the original one year agreement. The Service’s latest Fire Car, an Audi S3, was donated this week to support the reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on our ...

  • 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 ...

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