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  • 01/02/2016

    Crash training in Saffron Walden

    A new Heavy Rescue Pump was put to the test in a training exercise that simulated a three-vehicle road traffic collision in Saffron Walden. Crews from Newport, Saffron Walden and Thaxted Fire Stations took part in Exercise JPS on Shire Hill Industrial Estate on Thursday, January 28. More than ...

  • 29/01/2016

    Charger safety advice

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care while using chargers following an incident involving one of our own firefighters. The Service has issued safety advice after a charger melted in the home of Chelmsford firefighter Stephen Thornton. The burnt out charger was ...

  • 29/01/2016

    The changing face of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service - have your say

    A consultation which gives residents the chance to have their say on the future shape of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service begins next week. Over the last decade the Service has seen the number of incidents it attends reduce by around half. At the same time, the Service has ...

  • 28/01/2016

    Winter Warmers success

    Volunteers have helped hundreds of people in Tendring by supplying almost 2,000 items of clothing, shoes and bedding. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service volunteers worked in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Tendring District Council to give away items at Dovercourt Fire ...

  • 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 ...

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