Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 11/11/2014

    Remembrance Day marked at Kelvedon Park

    Remembrance Day was marked with a special ceremony which took place at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Kelvedon Park Headquarters at 11am on Tuesday November 11. This year special tribute was paid to 14 Essex firefighters who lost their lives in the Great War: Arthur Springham, Charles ...

  • 10/11/2014

    Electrical Fire Safety Week - November 10-17

    Make sure you know how to keep your home electrical fire safe, especially if you plan on using portable heaters to keep your home warm. Portable heaters are responsible For hundreds of fires every year and more deaths and injuries than any other cause. Many homes use electrical heaters to ...

  • 08/11/2014

    Winter fire safety.

    As finally arrives and fireplaces are lit and heating systems are turned across the county Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind people to make sure that their home is safe from the extra fire risks which come with cold weather. If you plan on using an open fire, make ...

  • 31/10/2014

    Candles: Should set the mood, not a fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are warning people to take extra care if they are thinking of using candles to set a romantic mood or create a warm winter glow in their homes. As the nights draw in, more people begin to light candles but more than 1,000 fires are started by candles each ...

  • 24/10/2014

    FBU announces national strike action

    The Fire Brigades Union has announced further strike dates in its national dispute with Government over planned changes to firefighter pensions. Members of the FBU will strike from 6pm on October 31 to 6pm on November 4 - in four days of continuous action. With the dispute covering the ...

  • 24/10/2014

    Stay safe during the four day strike

    With UK firefighters set to strike over four days between Friday October 31 and Tuesday November 4, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Head of Safer Communities has issued advice to ‘help the public to help themselves’ while there is reduced fire cover and asked them to attend ...

  • 24/10/2014

    Businesses must make an alarm call during four day strike

    Businesses are being urged to be vigilant during the four day national Fire Brigade Union strike taking place from friday October 31. Essex FBU members will be striking from 6pm on October 31 to 6pm on November 4 - in four days of continuous action. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service ...

  • 23/10/2014

    Cost saving ECFRS Scheme wins Government funding

    The Service has been successful in its bid for Government funding from The Fire Transformation Fund to establish a cost saving insurance consortium. Under the scheme, ECFRS is leading a syndicate of nine fire and rescue authorities to establish an insurance pooling arrangement open to all fire ...

  • 23/10/2014

    Seminar highlights importance of sprinkler systems

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has signed a landmark agreement with the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BASFA) which will see the two organisations working together to promote the benefits of automatic fire suppression systems. The agreement was signed by ECFRS' Acting ...

  • 21/10/2014

    Have a happy and safe Diwali

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to make sure everyone stays safe while celebrating Diwali on Thursday October 23. The risk of fire increases at this time of year because of the increased use of candles, tealights and fireworks. But by taking a few simple precautions, you can make ...

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