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  • 03/03/2016

    Sprinkler project receives commendation

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has received a national commendation for its lifesaving sprinkler project. The Service received the Bernadette Hartley Memorial Award at a special ceremony yesterday (Wednesday, March 2), after being shortlisted in the Protecting Life and Property category at ...

  • 03/03/2016

    Steve gives specialist training in Nepal

    Soldiers from the Nepalese Disaster Recover Regiment have received training on the Service’s newest thermal imaging cameras this week. Station Officer Steve Hart flew out to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on Sunday, February 28, to provide thermal imaging camera training to selected ...

  • 02/03/2016

    Options for Change: 2,000 Essex residents have they say in just one month

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is now one month into their public consultation which will set the future shape and role of the Service. Since launching on 01 February, over 2,000 people have completed the survey and had their say about the future of the fire service. The Service ...

  • 01/03/2016

    Roy's Charity Cycle Challenge

    USAR Technician Roy Cuppelditch is preparing to cycle non-stop for 12 hours to raise money for Sports Relief and The Fire Fighters Charity. Roy, who works at the Urban Search and Rescue site in Lexden, Colchester, will be joining keen cyclists from around Essex at Indoor Revolution in Braintree ...

  • 01/03/2016

    Heart radio supports ECFRS's smoke alarm campaign

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has joined up with Heart Radio to produce a video highlighting the importance of smoke alarms. The video, which is available on ECFRS website as well as on the Heart Radio website, features ECFRS Community Builder Lin Kettley talking about how we can all be ...

  • 01/03/2016

    Multi-agency exercise at Lakeside

    A multi-agency exercise at Lakeside shopping centre has helped test Essex Fire and Rescue Service’s response to an emergency involving numerous casualties. More than 60 firefighters and specialists from the Service took part in the exercise at Intu Lakeside shopping centre on Sunday ...

  • 26/02/2016

    John uses his know how to make sure teams are ready

    One of the Service’s dog handlers has been using his skills and experience to help make sure that rescue teams across the world are ready to play their part in international rescue efforts. John Ball is one of only very few fully qualified UK search and rescue dog assessors and since he ...

  • 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 ...

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