Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 21/03/2016

    Students pass special course in Ingatestone

    A group of 10 schoolchildren have passed a special course in Ingatestone in front of their teachers, friends and family. Students from Shenfield School, in Shenfield, and Grove House and St Martin’s schools, both in Brentwood, completed a five-day Firebreak course by receiving certificates ...

  • 18/03/2016

    Major petrochemical exercise in Purfleet

    More than 60 firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service took part in a multi-agency exercise that simulated an explosion at a fuel terminal and a subsequent train crash. Crews from Orsett, Grays, Stansted, Maldon, Rayleigh Weir, Clacton, Corringham, Brentwood, Billericay and the ...

  • 17/03/2016

    Last library events as consultation continues

    There is still a chance to learn more and have your say at the last three Essex County Fire and Rescue Service consultation events taking place in libraries in the next week. The Service is currently undertaking the most far reaching consultation in its history as it prepares for a future which ...

  • 16/03/2016

    Dementia Friends extends to Burnham and Tillingham

    A scheme that helps dementia sufferers by providing them with a safe place within their communities has been extended to Burnham and Tillingham Fire Stations. This week crews completed their training to become Dementia Friends, this means they now know the best way to help dementia sufferers and ...

  • 16/03/2016

    Head-on-crash exercise in Canvey

    A special exercise in Canvey tested how firefighters would deal with a major road incident last night (Tuesday, March 15). The simulation saw 20 firefighters from Canvey Fire Station respond to a head-on-collision between two cars in Northwick Road, which left multiple casualties trapped. The ...

  • 16/03/2016

    Service urges drivers to take extra care on the roads

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging drivers to take care on the roads after last month saw the highest number of deaths on the roads of Essex in nine years. In February 2016 10 people lost their lives in road incidents in Essex while a further 67 people were seriously injured. This is ...

  • 14/03/2016

    Consultation Process gets thumbs up from Institute

    The current consultation being undertaken by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) into the future shape of the Service has been given a “thumbs up” by the Consultation Institute. ECFRS is consulting on its five year Integrated Risk Management Plan, a document aimed at ...

  • 14/03/2016

    Community day of action success in Colchester

    More than 85 households in a Colchester housing estate signed up to receive free home safety visits following a community day of action. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service took part in a multi-agency event at Greenstead Community Centre, in Hawthorn Avenue, on Friday, March 11. The Service ...

  • 14/03/2016

    Smoke alarm saves family

    A smoke alarm might well have saved a family’s life after alerting them to a late night blaze caused by an electrical fault in their dishwasher. Crews were called to Bures Road, Lamarsh, at 11:44pm on Saturday March 12 to deal with a kitchen fire. When they got there they found that the ...

  • 11/03/2016

    Major exercise in Wethersfield

    A major exercise tested firefighters' response to a four vehicle road traffic collision in Wethersfield. Firefighters from Sible Heddingham, Thaxted and Wethersfield fire stations were given the opportunity to train with Rayleigh Weir’s new Heavy Rescue Pump last night (Thursday, March ...

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