Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 28/08/2020

    Fire Service welcomes new firefighters at virtual celebration

    Five new wholetime firefighters have been honoured at a virtual passing out ceremony attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton and Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner Beginning their training in May this ...

  • 24/08/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting wholetime firefighters

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has announced it will be recruiting wholetime firefighters for at least 18 months. Recruitment opened on Tuesday 25 August, and unlike previous years, will not have a cut off point for application numbers. The recruitment campaign celebrates the ...

  • 20/08/2020

    Fire Service FireBike motorcycle instructors thanked following course

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s FireBike motorcycle instructors have been thanked for holding the "best day's training". The FireBike team held its first Advanced Machine Skills course since lockdown on Sunday (16 August), teaching 10 motorcyclists at Wethersfield ...

  • 13/08/2020

    Safety advice for driving in heavy rain

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning drivers to take extra care on the roads following forecasted heavy rain in Essex. Jim Palmer, Assistant Director, Head of Prevention and Protection said: "Driving in wet conditions can be dangerous especially after a ...

  • 06/08/2020

    Fire Service issues safety advice for hot weather

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued safety advice ahead of this week’s hot temperatures. With the temperatures set to rise, the risk of fire increases - especially in dry weather - and the Service wants to help keep Essex residents safe. James Palmer, Assistant Director of ...

  • 05/08/2020

    Sprinklers to be installed at three tower blocks in Essex

    Sprinkler funding applications have been granted to three tower blocks in Essex, helping to keep residents safe in their homes. Since 2013, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has part-funded and supported the retrofitting of sprinklers in high risk premises in Essex. The latest ...

  • 04/08/2020

    Fire Service fits more than 1,450 smoke alarms during pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service fitted 1,464 smoke alarms between March and July including 154 sensory smoke alarms. Do you have working smoke alarms in your home? They are proven life-savers and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants every home in Essex to have working smoke ...

  • 04/08/2020

    Firefighters set to walk the Essex Way for The Fire Fighters Charity

    Two Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are taking on an 81 mile walk to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. Firefighters Toby Ingham and Luis de Goni-Parks decided to take on a charity challenge by walking the Essex Way after hearing about the struggles The Fire ...

  • 03/08/2020

    Fire Service issues road safety plea after three fatalities in one weekend

    Firefighters are asking the public to consider their driving habits after three separate road traffic collisions claimed the lives of three young Essex men over the weekend. Crews were called to Frinton-on-Sea on Friday evening after a motorbike collided with a lamppost, killing the 17-year-old ...

  • 31/07/2020

    Virtual celebration held to thank Fire Service ambulance drivers and trainers

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service hosted a remote celebration earlier this week to thank on-call firefighters who worked as ambulance drivers during the peak of the pandemic and everyone else involved in the project. In a partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, 19 ...

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