Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 24/07/2014

    FireCar launched

    FireCar is the latest tool Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will use to help spread road safety messages throughout the county. The vehicle, a new Ford Focus ST3 donated by Ford, will attend gatherings of car enthusiasts and help the Service engage with young drivers. It will be used to ...

  • 24/07/2014

    Presentation for Luke

    Luke Quin was presented with a special certificate by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley after he put fire safety lessons into practice raising the alarm when he saw smoke coming from a neighbour's house on his way home from school. Switched on Luke, 12, from Marks Tey, had just had a ...

  • 05/07/2014

    Awards celebrate a decade of fantastic youth engagement

    An awards ceremony set against a backdrop of high emotion and pride took place at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Kelevdon Park Headquarters yesterday, marking a decade of achievement in youth engagement. The first Children and Young People Awards recognised young people and ...

  • 04/07/2014

    Kelvedon Park - work complete creating modern ECFRS Headquarters

    A special handover ceremony took place on Friday July 4 marking the completion of a new extension to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Kelvedon Park Headquarters. The £8.5 million development has extended the Service’s Kelvedon Park Headquarters to create a brand new ...

  • 30/06/2014

    Stay Outdoor Fire Safe

    If you are planning on taking your World Cup celebrations outside into the garden please take extra care to make sure that you are safe. That is the message from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Every summer the Service sees an increase in the number of outdoor fires as people head out for ...

  • 27/06/2014

    Detailed locations for a fast response

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging 999 callers to make sure they give good location details when they report an incident. Vague location details will leave crews searching for incidents and can even mean that fire engines are sent from the wrong station wasting valuable time. Good ...

  • 25/06/2014

    Misting device will keep most vulnerable safe

    A scheme to provide life saving misting fire suppression systems to some of the most vulnerable people in Essex has got underway with the first unit being fitted in a house in Westcliff. The unit sprays a fine mist of water over the room when a fire breaks out, quickly dousing smouldering fires ...

  • 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 ...

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