Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 25/06/2014

    Drowning Prevention Week 2014

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to make sure they stay safe around water this summer. The message comes as part of Drowning Prevention Week which runs from June 21 to 29. As the County basks in a hot spell many people will be tempted to take a dip in lakes and ponds to ...

  • 25/06/2014

    FireCar hits the road

    A new car donated by Ford will help the Service’s RTC reduction team engage with young car enthusiasts. The new Ford Focus ST 3 has been branded in Service colours. The car will target cruisers events which see large gatherings of people with modified cars. It will also help to underpin ...

  • 23/06/2014

    All roads lead to Kelvedon Park

    New visitors to Kelvedon Park have finally got a helping hand finding Service headquarters with new road signs displayed on the A12. It's thanks to Jon Doherty and his Property Services team and their successful negotiations with the Highways Agency that ECFRS now has the new signs in ...

  • 13/06/2014

    Stay onside with fire safety throughout the World Cup

    Don’t get caught offside with fire safety as you enjoy the World Cup over the next month. With England set to start what we hope will become a winning streak at 11pm on Saturday, it is important to make sure that your home and family are match ready. Taking a few minutes before kick-off ...

  • 12/06/2014

    24 hr FBU national strike begins 9am

    Members of the Fire Brigades Union will be on strike from 9am today, until 9am tomorrow morning. ECFRS has strong resilience arrangements in place with working Essex firefighters providing cover across the County. Members of the public should continue to dial 999 in an emergency and we will ...

  • 11/06/2014

    Stay onside with World Cup safety during tomorrow's strike

    Don’t get caught offside with fire safety when the World Cup gets underway this Thursday. With Fire Brigade Union members to strike from 9am on Thursday June 12 until 08:59am the following day, it is important to make sure that your home and family are match ready. Taking a few minutes ...

  • 06/06/2014

    ECFRS FireBike Better Biking courses feedback

    ECFRS’ FireBike ‘Better Biking’ courses are receiving fantastic feedback. To date 100% of people taking part “strongly agreed” that the course was beneficial, relevant and informative. Here’s what a few of them had to say: “Andy took the time to teach ...

  • 06/06/2014

    Chinese delegation receives specialist training from ECFRS

    ECFRS has welcomed a delegation of high-ranking Chinese fire officers to its Kelvedon Park headquarters this morning. The delegation from Jiangsu arrived yesterday and met members of ECFRS’ Senior Management team. They are in the UK on a specialist training programme, secured commercially ...

  • 30/05/2014

    Have an escape plan....but keep it simple

    Make sure you know how you and your family plan to get out in the event of a fire, that is the message from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. When fire strikes every second counts so knowing how you plan to get your family safely out of the home could mean the difference between a close ...

  • 30/05/2014

    Our very own volunteers

    This week is National Volunteer Week and time to recognise not only the efforts of our dedicated community volunteers, but also the dedication and commitment given by ECFRS' own staff to the cause. June 1-7 is a time to celebrate the huge contribution volunteers make. Among our staff we have ...

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