Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 15/04/2016

    Crucial Crew success in Colchester

    More than 120 older people have received home safety and fire prevention advice at a safety event hosted by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The Service held the fourth annual Older People's Crucial Crew, in St Botolph's Church, yesterday (Thursday, April 14). The event, which ...

  • 15/04/2016

    Safety videos highlight prevention work

    A series of three videos highlight the protection and prevention work being carried out by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Each of the videos, which were made with Heart Essex, focuses on a different aspect of the safety work carried out and the work being done to help make Essex ...

  • 14/04/2016

    Firefighters to cycle across Costa Rica for charity

    Firefighters are appealing for donations ahead of a gruelling cycle across Costa Rica. Basildon firefighters Katie Jacks and John Worsley are taking part in the 500km ‘Coast to Coast’ cycle challenge over 10 days. The trip, which takes place in November, will take them from the ...

  • 12/04/2016

    Options for Change: sign language video

    A new video uses British Sign Language to explain exactly what Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are consulting people about. The video takes the deaf community that use British Sign Language through the Options for Change Consultation Document explain the drivers for change and the three ...

  • 11/04/2016

    Down Syndrome Firebreak in Maldon

    A group of 13 young people with Down Syndrome have taken part in a special Firebreak course held between April 4 and 7. The course is held in conjunction with charity Down Syndrome Extra 21. It is the seventh time the Service has worked with the charity on the course which has been especially ...

  • 07/04/2016

    Shopping centre consultation exhibitions

    Shoppers will have a chance to learn more about Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s plans for the future at a series of events taking place at shopping centres across the County. The exhibitions will give people an opportunity to talk to Service officers about the proposed options for ...

  • 05/04/2016

    School visits reach more than 120,000 children

    Over the last 10 months the Service has spoken to more than 120,000 pupils at schools and colleges across Essex. The Service’s education team deliver targeted and co-ordinated safety messages to pupils at various stages of their school careers’. In 2014-15 they spoke to an incredible ...

  • 04/04/2016

    Little Havens Hospice Firebreak Course in Southend

    A group of 13 youngsters who are supported by Little Havens Hospice took part in a special Firebreak course held at Southend fire station last week. The course, which ran from Tuesday March 29 to Friday April 1 had been created for the brothers and sister of children with life limiting ...

  • 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 ...

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