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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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