Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 15/02/2016

    Options for Change: learn more at our library exhibitions

    A series of library exhibitions which give residents the chance to learn more about the changes and options the Service is consulting on got underway today. The first of 17 exhibitions took place at Billericay Library this afternoon. Other exhibitions are taking place across the county over the ...

  • 15/02/2016

    Service Supports NHS Ambulance Response Times in Colchester

    A scheme which sees ambulance crews using Essex County Fire and Rescue Service stations as response hubs has been extended to Colchester Fire Station today, Monday February 15. The station, which is in Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, will be used as what the ambulance service describes as a dynamic ...

  • 15/02/2016

    Flood project winter success

    A project to help protect five communities in Essex from flooding has been hailed a success. ECFRS volunteers and the Service’s Technical Fire Safety, Duncan Lewis, have improved drainage ditches in Fambridge, Heybridge, Hawkwell, Ramsden Bellhouse and Canewdon. This work will help to ...

  • 12/02/2016

    Take charge of your safety: LiPo batteries

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to make sure they take extra care when recharging lithium polymer batteries following a fire in Braintree which left a family of four homeless on Monday February 8. Lithium Polymer, or LiPo, batteries, which are capable of storing more power ...

  • 12/02/2016

    Stay safe on Valentine's Day.

    If you are planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one and a candle lit dinner take extra care to stay fire safe. If you’re cooking then make sure you don’t get distracted and stay safe with candles. More fires start in the kitchen than any other room. Last year ...

  • 11/02/2016

    National award for John and Darcy

    Service dog rescue team, John Ball and Darcy, are set to receive a national award in recognition of their work in the UK and as part of the national response to major incidents abroad. They will receive the honour at the National Service Dog Bravery and Achievement Awards at Ingatestone Hall on ...

  • 10/02/2016

    Consultation off to a flying start

    A consultation which will set the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has got off to a great start with more than 700 responses already. The Consultation, which launched on Monday February 1, asks people to make their voice heard as the Service gets ready to face the ...

  • 10/02/2016

    Brentwood firefighters' memorial marathon

    Brentwood firefighters are running the 2016 London Marathon for two charities in memory of fallen family and friends. Blue Watch firefighters, Thomas Bunting and Simon Humphrey, are joining thousands of people in the 26-mile challenge on Sunday, April 24, for Cancer Research UK and the Motor ...

  • 08/02/2016

    Harlow pupils pass Firebreak

    A group of 12 schoolchildren have passed a Firebreak course in front of their parents, teachers and other pupils. Students from Burnt Mill, Stewards, Passmores and Mark Hall academies, all in Harlow, took part in a special pass out ceremony at Harlow Fire Station on Friday, February 5. As ...

  • 05/02/2016

    Stay safe on Chinese New Year

    Celebrations will take place on Monday February 8 as people throughout the County mark the Chinese New Year and usher in the Year of the Monkey. But while celebrations are going on it is important to take some simple precautions to ensure that all those enjoying themselves are as safe as ...

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