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  • 10/03/2016

    Consultation hits half way mark

    More than 2,275 people have already taken part the consultation which will determine the future shape and role of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service as reaches its halfway mark. The consultation, which was launched on February 1 and is the largest ever undertaken by the Service, runs until ...

  • 09/03/2016

    Multi-agency exercise in Boreham

    More than 40 firefighters have taken part in an exercise that simulated an explosion at a processing plant in Boreham. Crews from Colchester, Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Basildon, Brentwood and the Urban Search and Rescue team took part in the exercise at Hanson Aggregates, in Generals Lane, on ...

  • 08/03/2016

    Consultation phone calls from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    As part of our Programme 2020 consultation, Opinion Research Services (ORS) is recruiting members of the public on our behalf to take part in focus groups about our Options for Change. Please don’t worry, these are genuine phone calls and we would greatly appreciate your views. More ...

  • 07/03/2016

    Walk and Talk comes to Clacton

    More than 20 people have taken part in a Service-led walk to help tackle isolation within Clacton’s community. ECFRS Community Connector Les Nicoll organised the three-mile ‘Walk and Talk’ from Clacton Pier on Friday, March 4. The event was set up to help vulnerable people ...

  • 07/03/2016

    Firefighters become Dementia Friends

    Dementia sufferers and their carers can take refuge at two fire stations after crews became champions of a charity. Firefighters at Leigh and Southend Fire Stations have become Dementia Friends after receiving training from Southend Council’s Dementia Integrated Commissioning Team. By ...

  • 04/03/2016

    Specialist monitor unveiled in Coryton

    A specialist item of equipment used during major petrochemical incidents has returned to the County following an upgrade and refurbishment. The 6-Gun – a super-sized monitor capable of firing 22,500 litres of water and foam per minute – was unveiled at a commissioning ceremony at ...

  • 04/03/2016

    ECFRS stations wash cars for charity

    Charities are set to benefit from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service car washes over the coming weeks. The Service is taking part in the Fire Firefighters Charity’s National Car Wash Day on Saturday, March 12, by hosting 17 washes across the County. Other charities benefitting from ...

  • 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 ...

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