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  • 27/08/2014

    Safer in Shoeburyness

    A special pilot scheme aims to ensure that every home in Shoeburyness receives a home fire safety visit and free smoke alarm from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Over the next six weeks, officers from ECFRS will visit every home in the ward to make sure that they are all as fire safe as ...

  • 20/08/2014

    Thoby Lane - controlled burn set to last for days

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service expect the large fire in Thoby Lane, Mountnessing, to continue burning for days as officers at the scene carry out a controlled burn. The Service was first called to the fire, which involves a huge pile of scrap wood covering an area of 50 metres by 30 metres ...

  • 15/08/2014

    Finance Director moves to protect Authority reserves

    Finance Director and Treasurer Mike Clayton has moved quickly to secure a more positive position for the Service following the announcement of the £15m debt to Government earlier this week. His action means the Authority will retain most of its reserves after also removing £1m of a ...

  • 15/08/2014

    Toughest Young Fire Crew National Competition

    Young firefighters from across the UK assembled at ECFRS Headquarters today to compete in the Toughest Young Fire Crew Challenge. Teams from Essex, Lincolnshire, Mid and West Wales, Hereford and Worcester and Devon and Somerset fire services took part in the event designed to challenge the ...

  • 12/08/2014

    Reserves to fund pensions injury deficit

    Essex Fire Authority will use its reserves to repay £15m to the Government, a debt that has built as a result of changes made to the way firefighter injury pension payments are funded. A shortfall of £1.8m a year has been building since 2006 when changes to accounting for ...

  • 08/08/2014

    Be prepared for eight days of strikes

    With Fire Brigades Union members set to hold a series of 16 strikes over the next eight days Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking everyone to take extra care during periods of reduced cover in the coming days. Essex FBU members will be joining colleagues nationwide in taking strike ...

  • 31/07/2014

    Don't let distractions make you a killer in your kitchen

    Distraction can be a deadly danger in the kitchen, that is the stark warning from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. More fires start in the kitchen than any other room and cooking is the most common cause of fires in the home. Last year 56% of Essex house fires started in the kitchen and ...

  • 30/07/2014

    A century of service celebrated at Tollesbury

    A special late retirement and long service event celebrated a century of Service at Tollesbury Fire Station. Special presentations were made to four firefighters who all retired a decade ago after giving 80 years of dedicated service between them. David Brightwell had been a firefighter at ...

  • 30/07/2014

    Fire Fighters Charity award for Colchester Fire Swim

    The Fire Fighters Charity has recognised the huge contribution made by Colchester Fire Swim by presenting the event’s organisers with their highest fund raising honour: the National Certificate of Achievement. The award recognises the huge contribution the annual sponsored swim has made to ...

  • 28/07/2014

    Flood Alliance in action in West Horndon

    A joint initiative led by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will help alleviate flooding in West Horndon. The Service joined forces with Brentwood Council and local residents to clear a ditch at the rear of Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon. The ditch helps surface water drain away from the area ...

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