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  • 02/05/2014

    3,000th Firebreak Student

    The Service’s hugely successful Firebreak scheme has reached another milestone with its 3,000th student completing the course on Friday, May 2. Tommy Tableporter, who is the official 3,000th Firebreak student, was one of 12 teenagers to take on the course at Maldon Fire Station this ...

  • 01/05/2014

    Make sure you have a smoke alarm

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone to make sure that they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes after Service statistics revealed that more than one in four house fires attended by ECFRS do not have a working smoke alarm. Shockingly 28% of the house fire attended ...

  • 29/04/2014

    Sprinkler scheme making homes safer

    Homes in four blocks of flats will be safer thanks to sprinkler suppression systems to be fitted through the Service’s match funding scheme. Brook House and Bockingham Green, both in Basildon, Mornington House, in Southend and Parkside Court in Chelmsford are all set to have sprinkler ...

  • 24/04/2014

    New FBU strike dates announced today

    The Fire Brigades Union has announced three new strike dates as part of its national dispute over Government pension reforms. FBU members will strike between 12:00 and 17:00hrs on Friday May 2; 14:00 hrs on Saturday May 3 and 02:00hrs Sunday May 4; and 10:00 and 15:00hrs on Sunday May ...

  • 11/04/2014

    Down Syndrome Firebreak

    A group of 13 young people with Down syndrome have completed a special Firebreak course at Maldon Fire Station between April 7 and 10. The course, which is held in conjunction with charity Down Syndrome Extra 21, develops participant’s skills in working together, builds their confidence, ...

  • 10/04/2014

    Fire safety winners at Dunmow

    A group of youngsters who won a school fire safety competition collected their prizes from Dunmow Fire Station on Thursday April 10. The crew worked with year five and six pupils at 16 schools throughout Uttlesford and Braintree to challenge young people to create a fire escape plan and then ...

  • 03/04/2014

    ECFRS: Youth National Centre of Excellence

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service leading role in youth engagement has been recognised nationally with the Service becoming the National Centre for Excellence for the delivery of Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards throughout UK fire services. In testament to the team’s ground-breaking ...

  • 01/04/2014

    NO BUTTS! Smokers take extra care

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning smokers to make sure that they take extra care to make sure their world doesn’t go up in smoke. Smokers are more likely to have a fire in their home and more likely to be hurt as a result of that fire. A third of all fire deaths in the home ...

  • 27/03/2014

    Give the gift of life this Mother's Day

    This Mother’s Day make sure your mum is safe from the risk of fire by making sure they have a working smoke alarm in their home. While flowers and chocolates are a nice gesture, the gift of a smoke alarm on Sunday (March 30) could save her life. Smoke alarms are relatively ...

  • 25/03/2014

    Jessie's story: smoke alarms save lives

    Jessie Lampitt is alive and well today thanks to a smoke alarm which warned her and her 11 pets when a fire broke out in her kitchen late at night. It was just before Christmas when 80 year-old Jessie of Elmdon noticed her dogs acting strangely. She said: “I was sitting in my armchair at ...

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