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  • 01/06/2017

    ECFRS reassures public following solar panel 'kill switch' rumours

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is urging residents to be vigilant of bogus information regarding solar panels and their potential to affect emergency response. It is understood that at least one company has advised customers with solar panels on their homes that, without a ...

  • 31/05/2017

    FireBike partnership extended

    The lives of Essex motorcyclists will continue to be made safer after two brand new motorbikes were donated to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS). The new S1000RR and R1200GS vehicles, generously donated by Cannons BMW, Braintree, will be used at more than 100 events across the ...

  • 26/05/2017

    Colchester youngsters complete Firebreak course

    A group of young people in Colchester have taken part in a special Firebreak course designed to build relationships between the military and civilian communities in Colchester. The course which was held at Wivenhoe Fire Station last week, was organised with Colchester Garrison thanks to a ...

  • 18/05/2017

    Heroic Southend cadet congratulated for motorcycle accident assistance

    Southend Fire Cadet Taylor Endell was on his way to his usual cadet training night last Wednesday (11 May) when he witnessed a motorbike accident. Instantly, he thought of what he’d learnt on our course just weeks earlier – first aid training. Without hesitating, he raced over ...

  • 16/05/2017

    Beware of garden weed burners

    A fire safety warning has been issued by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service after two fires were started by gas burners used to kill weeds. Firefighters attended two garden fires in Clacton in the past two weeks caused by weed burners. The first incident happened on Friday 28 April and ...

  • 15/05/2017

    Prince William, the Beckhams and Buckingham Palace - Donna Finch MBE

    Having worked for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for 13 years, Donna Finch is well known for her work with young people and vulnerable adults. In that time, she’s helped more than 5,000 students, long-term unemployed people and juvenile offenders to better themselves – and in ...

  • 15/05/2017

    One year on: fire service and Ambulance celebrate community scheme

    It has now been a year since firefighters from Basildon, Colchester, Frinton, Coggeshall, Newport and Ongar began responding to cardiac arrest calls as part of the Co-responding pilot. In that time, our Service has attended more than 200 blue light medical emergencies, working in partnership ...

  • 09/05/2017

    Here's how a spring clean could save your life

    Picture the scene: you hear your smoke alarm in your kitchen, rush out of bed and get downstairs, where you’re stunned to see smoke everywhere. You can’t see your way to the front door, so you head out towards the back to safety. But wait - those boxes in front of your back door that ...

  • 04/05/2017

    Calling West Mersea residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is on the lookout for on-call firefighters in West Mersea. West Mersea Fire Station is looking to boost its numbers by hiring more on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of the fire ...

  • 02/05/2017

    Community work following house fire in Basildon

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have visited hundreds of homes in Basildon following a serious house fire in Beambridge yesterday (Monday 1 May). The team of sixteen firefighters and community safety officers have knocked on over 200 doors and spoken to local residents to give home fire ...

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