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  • 13/06/2017

    Set up camp safely: the hazards of the great outdoors

    As part of the Fire Kills campaign, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging the people of Essex to stay safe this summer as they make the most of the weather and enjoy the great outdoors, whether camping, cooking or exploring. Neil Fenwick, Head of Community Safety, said: “A long ...

  • 08/06/2017

    Chair of LGBT support group nominated for national award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) continued work to become a more inclusive and diverse workplace has been recognised nationally. Matt Hill, Chair of the Service’s LGBT support group BEING, has been nominated for a National Diversity Award. Since becoming Chair of ...

  • 07/06/2017

    Fire crew sends message to badly parked drivers

    Thoughtless drivers in Saffron Walden are continually parking in front of the fire station - potentially putting resident's lives at risk. The fire station, which is located on Hill Street, has seen several incidences in the last two weeks of drivers parking on the 'keep ...

  • 06/06/2017

    Fire Station Open Days 2017

    Fire stations in Essex are opening their doors and inviting their communities to come to their annual summer fire station open days. These hugely popular events feature a wide variety of events and activities and give you an opportunity to meet your local firefighters and see your local fire ...

  • 05/06/2017

    Barbeque safe this summer

    Now that the warm, light evenings are with us and the summer holidays are fast approaching, barbecues are beginning to sizzle across Essex. But behind the bangers and burgers, summer fun has a serious side. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, as part of the Fire Kills campaign, is asking ...

  • 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 ...

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