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  • 25/06/2020

    Essex Fire's community safety team reassures residents after fatal fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been reassuring residents in Epping and giving them safety advice after a fatal fire. Community safety teams visited Woodland Grove, where a man sadly died on Sunday, to spread safety messages and make sure homes have smoke alarms. Community ...

  • 24/06/2020

    Essex's first ever Fire Investigation dog

    Essex's first ever Fire Investigation dog is now working to protect the county after completing her training recently. Three-year-old Sprocker Spaniel Fizz will take part in fire investigations across Essex for an initial six month trial period, and support Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 24/06/2020

    Do you live or work close to Great Baddow Fire Station?

    Great Baddow Fire Station is on the look out for people who spend their days or nights close by. The fire station, which is based on Longmead Avenue, is recruiting on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of the station and are paid to respond to incidents when called ...

  • 23/06/2020

    Charity Tuesday: Firefighter set to run 52 miles in 2 days for charity

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is preparing to run 52 miles in 48 hours to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. On 3 July, Watch Manager Andre Turner will run 52 miles in 48 hours, which is the equivalent of two marathons, to raise as much as possible for a charity ...

  • 19/06/2020

    Fire Service continues to support vulnerable people during pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has partnered with Colchester charity, Community 360, to deliver fire safety leaflets to vulnerable people in the area. The Service has produced some specific home fire safety leaflets for people shielding at home, designed to reduce the risk of a fire in the ...

  • 18/06/2020

    Fire Service issues safety advice around disposable barbecues

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued safety advice for disposable barbecues after a fire was caused when one was put into a bin while still hot. Crews extinguished a fire in Clacton on 17 June which is believed to have been caused by a disposable barbecue that was still hot. James ...

  • 16/06/2020

    Charity Tuesday - Could you support the Fire Fighters Charity?

    This Charity Tuesday, we’re appealing for help for a charity close to our hearts, The Fire Fighters Charity. Throughout each year, we fundraise for The Fire Fighters Charity with charity car washes, with donation buckets at our open days and by running marathons and other sponsored ...

  • 12/06/2020

    Fire Service set to join virtual pride celebrations

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is a regular guest at Essex Pride and this year, is set to join in with virtual celebrations. This year, Essex Pride will continue in a different way with a special YouTube broadcast on Saturday 20 June. ECFRS staff have sent across messages of support to ...

  • 12/06/2020

    Fire Service shares home fire safety advice for carers

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has thanked the county’s carers and has shared home fire safety advice to help protect vulnerable people in Essex. In the UK, 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers who are looking after family or friends in need of care. During the ...

  • 11/06/2020

    Thankyou Thursday: Owner thanks firefighters for rescuing elderly horse

    Firefighters have been thanked for helping a 29-year-old horse out of a ditch after a fall. Crews from Colchester, Chelmsford and Great Baddow were called to Feering at 8:15am on 9 June after 29-year-old Murphy had fallen into a ditch. Crews worked carefully to help Murphy back onto his feet. ...

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