Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 27/01/2016

    Commendations for trio of heroes

    Three men who rescued an elderly man from his smoke filled home have received Chief Fire Officer commendations at a special ceremony which took place at Grays Fire Station yesterday, Tuesday January 26. On October 17 last year Brian Murray, Barry Wells and Stuart Andrade were talking in ...

  • 26/01/2016

    Make sure you have smoke alarms in your home

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to get smoke alarms after shocking statistics revealed that there was no smoke alarm at more than a third of the house fires it was called to last year. Throughout 2015 the Service dealt with 731 fires in homes and 39% of these were to homes ...

  • 25/01/2016

    New Hazmat vehicles go on the run

    Two new vehicles will help crews in Essex to safely and quickly deal with incidents involving hazardous materials. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s fleet has been strengthened with the addition of two new Hazmat units. The units will be mobilised across the County to incident ...

  • 25/01/2016

    Special fire station visit for Martin

    An autistic teenager’s birthday wish to tour a fire station became a reality thanks to firefighters in Great Dunmow. Martin Monk, 19, told relatives on his birthday that he wanted to visit one of the County’s stations. After being approached by his mother Carol firefighters at ...

  • 22/01/2016

    Commendation for Life Saver Steve

    Hero Steve Temblett was presented with a Chief Fire Officer Commendation after he pulled a man from a burning car in Saffron Walden Steve saw the collision involving a car and a bus in Debden Road, Saffron Walden, on October 21 last year. He then noticed flames coming from the car and realised ...

  • 21/01/2016

    Register your appliances

    Make sure you register your appliances to keep-up-to-date with the latest product and safety information. That is the advice from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on Register My Appliance Day, January 21. By registering appliances manufacturers will have the details they need to let you know ...

  • 20/01/2016

    Clacton firefighter's 100km run for Stanley

    Clacton firefighter Dean Woodburn is running the distance of three marathons for a colleague’s son who suffers from a rare condition. Dean is running the Stour Valley Path 100K Ultramarathon on Saturday, August 13, to help raise money for firefighter Rob Newman’s son, ...

  • 19/01/2016

    Volunteers' life saving visit

    Home Safety Volunteers have saved a man's life after they spotted dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in his home in Chelmsford. ECFRS volunteers Dave Groves and Peter Glover were carrying out a home safety visit when their carbon monoxide detectors recorded deadly readings on Monday, ...

  • 18/01/2016

    Halstead firefighters charity cycle

    Halstead firefighters are appealing for donations ahead of a 60 mile cycle for charity. Sub Officer Steven Byrne and Firefighters Steven Hill, Dean Woodburn, Liam Stanhope and Peter Ballisat are taking part in the Suffolk Fire Ride. The cycle for the Fire Fighters Charity starts across the ...

  • 15/01/2016

    Fire Empower - helping people turn their lives around

    A group of unemployed people have taken the first steps to turn their lives around attending a special Firebreak course which helps people improve their employment prospects. The week long course at Clacton Fire Station concluded with a pass out ceremony, with participants presented with ...

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