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  • 29/05/2014

    DO Terry Webb talks about his experiences in Serbia

    Divisional Officer Terry Webb has returned from a gruelling 10 days as part of the international relief efforts in flood hit Serbia. DO Webb was the team leader in the EU Civil Protection team called in to provide emergency assistance following severe flooding. He headed up an international team ...

  • 20/05/2014

    Young Firefighters scheme reaches 1,500th student landmark

    The Young Firefighters scheme has reached another landmark with the 1,500th student completing the course. Josh O’Sullivan, 17, from Basildon, was one of 15 teenagers to pass out at a special ceremony held at Corringham Fire Station on Monday May 19. The latest milestone comes hot on ...

  • 19/05/2014

    Essex officer flies to Serbia to assist in flood relief

    Essex Fire Officer Terry Webb has flown to Serbia as part of an EU Civil Protection team called in to provide emergency assistance following severe flooding. Torrential rains began on April 13 and have caused severe flooding in the north-east and central parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina ...

  • 13/05/2014

    Youth scheme graduates return as volunteers

    Graduates of the Service’s hugely successful youth schemes have returned to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service as volunteers. Three former Firebreak and Young Fire Fighter students have signed up to become volunteers working with the Service to help protect their communities. Jonathan ...

  • 12/05/2014

    Sprinklers fitted through ECFRS scheme

    Parkside Court in Chelmsford has become the first tower block in Essex to be fully fitted with a sprinkler suppression system thanks to match funding from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Sprinklers have been fitted in all 53 flats as well as all communal areas in the 15 storey block. It ...

  • 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, ...

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