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  • 14/01/2016

    Parish Safety Volunteers in Wivenhoe

    A retired detective and a town councillor will be visiting homes across the County as part of a new community safety initiative. Retired Essex Police worker, Bill Roberts, and Councillor Shaun Boughton will be knocking on doors as Parish Safety Volunteers, the scheme is a joint venture ...

  • 13/01/2016

    Options for Change chosen by Essex Fire Authority

    Essex Fire Authority has today selected three options for change which will set out the future role and shape of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. These options will now form the backbone of a 12 week consultation, starting on February 1, as the Service gets ready to meet the changing ...

  • 12/01/2016

    Essex fire officer assists with flood relief

    An Essex fire officer joined crews from around the country as part of the team helping people in flood hit North Yorkshire. Sub Officer Toby Ingham has returned to the County after working alongside colleagues from across the UK as part of flood relief efforts. Toby was ...

  • 08/01/2016

    Helping the Salvation Army stay fire safe

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be working with The Salvation Army to provide fire safety advice for all of its locations in the UK. Today marked the signing of a Primary Authority Agreement which sees the Service and charity working together to create a fire safety framework to use ...

  • 06/01/2016

    Options for the future shape of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service revealed

    A series of options setting out the future role and shape of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, which will be discussed by the Essex Fire Authority at its meeting on Wednesday next week (13 January), have been revealed. Three preferred options for change have been selected from a total of 10 ...

  • 05/01/2016

    Fire Cadet launch at Dovercourt

    The Service’s hugely successful fire cadet scheme has expanded to Dovercourt and now 18 young people will get a taste of what it’s like to be a firefighter while learning valuable life lessons. The course is the latest of six courses Essex County Fire and Rescue offers to young ...

  • 04/01/2016

    Smoke alarms: give a little attention to your lifesaver

    This year one of the best ways you can make your family and home safer is by regularly testing your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are truly the unsung heroes of any home, they are on duty 24 hours a day ready to go off and warn you at the first of danger. But only a working smoke alarm will save ...

  • 04/01/2016

    Don't drive into flood water

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning motorists to take extra care on the roads and make sure they don’t risk their lives by driving into flood water. Every year the Service rescues dozens of motorists who find themselves trapped after driving into flood water on the roads. These ...

  • 22/12/2015

    Christmas Cooking Safety

    For many people Christmas Day is the most hectic cooking day of the year as they disappear into their kitchens to prepare a huge roast dinner for their extended family and tray and avoid the distraction that a house full of guests and children with new toys making demands on their ...

  • 22/12/2015

    Stansted Crews raise thousands for charity

    Stansted firefighters raised a whopping £4,661 for two charities with a collection at the weekend. The crew from Stansted Fire Station walked through Stansted Village with collection buckets for The Motor Neurone Disease Association and Alzheimer's Society on Saturday, December ...

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