Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 08/08/2014

    Be prepared for eight days of strikes

    With Fire Brigades Union members set to hold a series of 16 strikes over the next eight days Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking everyone to take extra care during periods of reduced cover in the coming days. Essex FBU members will be joining colleagues nationwide in taking strike ...

  • 31/07/2014

    Don't let distractions make you a killer in your kitchen

    Distraction can be a deadly danger in the kitchen, that is the stark warning from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. More fires start in the kitchen than any other room and cooking is the most common cause of fires in the home. Last year 56% of Essex house fires started in the kitchen and ...

  • 30/07/2014

    A century of service celebrated at Tollesbury

    A special late retirement and long service event celebrated a century of Service at Tollesbury Fire Station. Special presentations were made to four firefighters who all retired a decade ago after giving 80 years of dedicated service between them. David Brightwell had been a firefighter at ...

  • 30/07/2014

    Fire Fighters Charity award for Colchester Fire Swim

    The Fire Fighters Charity has recognised the huge contribution made by Colchester Fire Swim by presenting the event’s organisers with their highest fund raising honour: the National Certificate of Achievement. The award recognises the huge contribution the annual sponsored swim has made to ...

  • 28/07/2014

    Flood Alliance in action in West Horndon

    A joint initiative led by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will help alleviate flooding in West Horndon. The Service joined forces with Brentwood Council and local residents to clear a ditch at the rear of Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon. The ditch helps surface water drain away from the area ...

  • 24/07/2014

    FireCar launched

    FireCar is the latest tool Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will use to help spread road safety messages throughout the county. The vehicle, a new Ford Focus ST3 donated by Ford, will attend gatherings of car enthusiasts and help the Service engage with young drivers. It will be used to ...

  • 24/07/2014

    Presentation for Luke

    Luke Quin was presented with a special certificate by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley after he put fire safety lessons into practice raising the alarm when he saw smoke coming from a neighbour's house on his way home from school. Switched on Luke, 12, from Marks Tey, had just had a ...

  • 05/07/2014

    Awards celebrate a decade of fantastic youth engagement

    An awards ceremony set against a backdrop of high emotion and pride took place at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Kelevdon Park Headquarters yesterday, marking a decade of achievement in youth engagement. The first Children and Young People Awards recognised young people and ...

  • 04/07/2014

    Kelvedon Park - work complete creating modern ECFRS Headquarters

    A special handover ceremony took place on Friday July 4 marking the completion of a new extension to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Kelvedon Park Headquarters. The £8.5 million development has extended the Service’s Kelvedon Park Headquarters to create a brand new ...

  • 30/06/2014

    Stay Outdoor Fire Safe

    If you are planning on taking your World Cup celebrations outside into the garden please take extra care to make sure that you are safe. That is the message from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Every summer the Service sees an increase in the number of outdoor fires as people head out for ...

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