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  • 13/10/2014

    Moves to bring Thoby Lane blaze to conclusion

    This week - weather permitting - Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be taking steps to accelerate burning at the timber recycling site in Thoby Lane, which has been ablaze since August 18. Firefighters continue to maintain a constant presence at the Mountnessing site, allowing the large ...

  • 13/10/2014

    Project to prevent flooding in Essex

    A project which will help to reduce flooding by mapping every ordinary water courses in the county. Where Does Water Go? is a parish and volunteer lead initiative to obtain the location and condtion of watercourses throughout the county. The outcomes of the project will then be linked with Essex ...

  • 30/09/2014

    Smoke alarms, test yours

    There is nothing more annoying than the sound of a smoke alarm going off when you are making toast, but that piercing beep is all that stands between your family suffocating in their sleep or escaping unharmed if a fire breaks out at night. At one time or another all of us have stood fanning the ...

  • 30/09/2014

    Commendation for life saving firefighter Mark Baines

    There were emotional scenes at Grays Fire Station on Tuesday September 30 when grandfather Ian Bainbridge was reunited with Mark Baines, the firefighter who saved his life when he suffered a heart attack in the street. Both were at the Station as Mark, who is a member of Grays’ Green Watch ...

  • 25/09/2014

    Postie Dean delivers first class, life-saving service

    When people on postie Dean McDermid's round don’t get their mail on time they take it in their stride. For they know that Dean is out delivering another first class service… saving lives in their community as a member of Ingatestone’s dedicated retained fire crew. The ...

  • 25/09/2014

    Scheme supporting landlords and tenants launched

    A new scheme to help landlords provide better quality homes has been launched at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Headqaurters this morning. The scheme supports landlords in helping to drive up the quality of housing for tenants across the County’s private rented ...

  • 16/09/2014

    Eastenders' plot shows the dangers of cigarette fires

    A devastating fire which is set to break out in tonight’s Eastenders shows just how dangerous carelessly discarded cigarettes can be. In last night’s episode Alfie Moon was seen throwing a cigarette in a wastepaper bin as he attempted to deliberately start a fire to help him out of ...

  • 15/09/2014

    Warehouse and logistics - fire safety seminar

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, in conjunction withThe British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) is to run a free-to-attend, day long seminar which will provide authoritative advice on managing fire safety in modern logistics facilities. The event will take place at ...

  • 01/09/2014

    Smoke alarms save lives.

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone in Essex to make sure that they have properly installed and fully working smoke alarms in their homes. The Service is working to make sure that every home in the county enjoys the protection smoke alarms offer, our technicians will carry ...

  • 29/08/2014

    ECFRS moving to halt fire risk at dump site in Colchester

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is working with partners to prevent any further wood being dumped on a site in Colchester amid fears that it could become another huge blaze. The site in Hawkins Road, Colchester has started to be used as a dumping ground for scrap wood with lorries arriving ...

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