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  • 19/12/2014

    Fire stations to support the NHS Ambulance Service response times

    A new three month pilot will see East of England Ambulance crews use Frinton and Old Harlow Fire Stations as response hubs for crews out on the road. The two sites have been chosen because of a pressing need in these areas to improve ambulance attendance times. If the pilot is successful ...

  • 17/12/2014

    Essex Fire cleans ovens to save lives

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has started cleaning ovens to help cut down on kitchen fires. Following a successful pilot in Thurrock the scheme, which has already cleaned nearly 100 ovens, is now being rolled out County-wide. But before you start queueing up ahead of the big Christmas ...

  • 15/12/2014

    Volunteer Jonathon raises hundreds for Stanley

    ECFRS Volunteer Jonathon Turner walked 43 miles wearing a full firefighter breathing apparatus set to raise over £500 for Stanley Newman. Stanley, whose dad Rob is a Clacton Firefighter, was born with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. It means that he has muscular weakness and will need ...

  • 11/12/2014

    Mornington House get sprinklers thanks to ECFRS scheme

    Mornington House in Westcliff has become the second residential block in the county to be fully fitted with a sprinkler suppression system thanks to the Service's match funding scheme. Sprinklers have been fitted to all 50 flats and communal areas in the four storey block with ECFRS ...

  • 11/12/2014

    ECFRS Receives Ford Awards

    The Service received two awards as part of Ford Motor Company’s Chairman's Leadership Awards for Diversity 2014. ECFRS received an award from Graham Hoare, Executive Director PTE, in recognition of the Service’s work in enhancing the wider community of Dunton. The Service also ...

  • 09/12/2014

    Working with the Environment Agency to prevent flooding in Canvey Island

    A special joint working agreement between the Service and Environment Agency will see crews in Canvey playing a vital role in the island’s flood defences. Following preliminary tests a number of sites have been identified where ECFRS pumps could make a huge difference in preventing ...

  • 14/11/2014

    Volunteers clear danger ditch

    A pair of volunteers cleared a ditch to prevent flooding at an elderly widow’s home. On Tuesday, November 11, ECFRS volunteers Peter Glover and Steven Pepperell visited Joan Saville’s home near Highwood in Ongar and cleared 50 metres of overgrown water drainage ditch which was ...

  • 12/11/2014

    Fire Authority commissions independent inquiry

    Statement issued by Essex Fire Authority Chairman Councillor Anthony Hedley today (November 12): Essex Fire Authority has moved to commission an independent, root and branch inquiry into claims of a reported or perceived ‘intimidatory culture’ within the County’s fire ...

  • 11/11/2014

    Remembrance Day marked at Kelvedon Park

    Remembrance Day was marked with a special ceremony which took place at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Kelvedon Park Headquarters at 11am on Tuesday November 11. This year special tribute was paid to 14 Essex firefighters who lost their lives in the Great War: Arthur Springham, Charles ...

  • 10/11/2014

    Electrical Fire Safety Week - November 10-17

    Make sure you know how to keep your home electrical fire safe, especially if you plan on using portable heaters to keep your home warm. Portable heaters are responsible For hundreds of fires every year and more deaths and injuries than any other cause. Many homes use electrical heaters to ...

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