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  • 26/02/2016

    Fire Empower comes to Colchester

    A group of 10 unemployed people have had their employment chances boosted thanks to a Firebreak course at Colchester Fire Station. The participants passed out in front of friends and family at a special ceremony today (Friday, February 26). Funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, the ...

  • 25/02/2016

    Animation brings consultation options to life

    A new animation which brings the options for change Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is consulting on to life has been released. The short video takes viewers through the three options which will set the future shape and role of the fire service here in Essex, explaining the changes ...

  • 24/02/2016

    Maldon firefighter Martin celebrates 40 years' service

    Station Officer Martin Cable has served the people of Maldon for four decades. Martin followed in the footsteps of his father-in-law and began his career with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) in 1975 when he was just 18 years old. The now 58 year old has lived in Maldon his whole ...

  • 24/02/2016

    Essex dog team joins search effort in Didcot

    Search and rescue dog team Graham Currie and Kirby joined search teams at Didcot Power Station last night. They were one of four dog search teams which joined the search efforts following the collapse of Didcot Power Station yesterday afternoon. They returned to Essex this morning. Graham, ...

  • 24/02/2016

    Rescue exercise in Canvey

    Firefighters had a chance to practice search and rescue techniques at an exercise in a large disused school building in Canvey. Crews from Canvey and Wickford Fire Stations took part in a simulation at the former Castle View School site, in Meppel Avenue, last night (Tuesday, February ...

  • 23/02/2016

    Rail exercise prepares crews for major incident

    A major exercise held in Colchester over the weekend simulated a head on collision between two trains with more than 50 casualties on board and fires in two of the train carriages. More than 50 firefighters took part in exercise Boudicca’s Chariot joining colleagues from Essex Police, East ...

  • 22/02/2016

    Stansted firefighter's marathon challenge

    A Stansted firefighter is taking part in one-and-a-half marathons for Essex Air Ambulance. Firefighter Elliott Foster is fundraising ahead of the Silverstone Half Marathon on Sunday, March 13, and the London Marathon on Sunday, April 24. Elliott previously worked at North Weald Airfield while ...

  • 19/02/2016

    Kitchen safety hits the road

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has taken its kitchen fire safety message to the roads of Essex. The message appears on buses on some of the busiest routes in the County. With nearly three quarters of house fires starting in the kitchen the Service is working hard to get the message out ...

  • 17/02/2016

    Fire and Rescue Service Council Tax Precept 2016/17

    Essex Fire Authority has increased council tax by 1.9% for 2016/17. The decision was agreed by councillors attending a meeting at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters today, Wednesday February 17. This means that a Band D household will contribute £67.68 a year for the fire ...

  • 16/02/2016

    National award for Canvey flood scheme

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has received an award as part of a multi-agency partnership that was set up to prevent surface water floods on Canvey Island. The partnership received the ‘Resilience’ award in the ‘Long Term Funding to Prevent, Prepare and Respond’ ...

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