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  • 04/03/2014

    Father and Child Firebreak

    A special, and highly emotional, Firebreak helped fathers and their children with difficult relationships recreate their bond with one another. The course saw five fathers join their children at Southend Fire Station between February 24 and 28 where they were put through their paces by ...

  • 27/02/2014

    Test your smoke alarm

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to regularly test their smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are proven life savers, warning at the first sign of fire and giving everyone time to get out safely. People with working smoke alarms are four times more likely to survive a ...

  • 25/02/2014

    New report examines major Tilbury blaze tactics

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is to share its tactics and outcomes in tackling a major blaze at Tilbury Power Station with colleagues around the country. To co-incide with the second anniversary of the blaze, the Service has published a detailed report into the incident to assist and inform ...

  • 25/02/2014

    Flood Alliance in action with Heybridge clearance

    The first action day organised by the Essex Flood and Water Management Alliance will help alleviate flooding in two roads in Heybridge by clearing a badly blocked ditch. The three days of action, organised by ADO Richie Farrant who is on secondment with Essex County Council’s Flood and ...

  • 24/02/2014

    Fire Empower in action

    A group of 12 unemployed people have taken part in a special Firebreak which helped them prepare to get jobs. The week long course, which took place at Hawkwell Fire station between February 10 and 14 saw participants undertake a series of challenging tasks including using the Service’s ...

  • 12/02/2014

    Council Tax Freeze

    Essex Fire Authority has frozen Council Tax for the fourth year. The decision was voted through unanimously by councillors attending a meeting at County Hall today. This means that a Band D household will contribute £66.42 a year for the fire service element of their Council Tax bill. This ...

  • 12/02/2014

    Flood warning as rain is expected to hit Essex

    Severe weather warnings are in place for rain and wind in Essex over the next three days. Heavy rain is set to fall on already saturated ground and create a risk of flooding across the county. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning motorists to make sure they are careful on the roads ...

  • 11/02/2014

    Off duty firefighter saves the day

    An off duty Halstead firefighter took charge at the scene of a road collision which left a toddler trapped under a car. Leading Firefighter Lee Bacon of Halstead Fire Station had dropped a friend off at Tesco, Witham, when he saw a commotion and ran over to see if he could help. Lee said: ...

  • 10/02/2014

    Be my Valentine

    Forget the chocolates and flowers, this Valentine's Day give your loved one the most precious gift of all… the gift of life. A smoke alarm might not sound romantic and you could well end up with a night on the sofa, but you’ll sleep soundly knowing your loved one is protected ...

  • 06/02/2014

    Sprinklers avert major fire in Basildon shopping centre

    A sprinkler system prevented a major blaze in the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon last night. Crews were called to the shopping centre at 23:35hrs on Wednesday February 5 after a fire broke out in a unit used by a local radio station. Assistant Divisional Officer Mark Turnbull, Incident ...

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