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  • 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’ ...

  • 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 ...

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