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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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