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  • 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 ...

  • 29/01/2014

    National Sprinkler Week: February 3 to 10

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to think sprinkler during National Sprinkler Week between February 3 and 10. Sprinkler systems are by far the most effective tool in helping prevent a fire from developing, save lives and can reduce the cost of fire damage in a home or ...

  • 29/01/2014

    Celebrate Chinese New Year Safely

    The most important date in the Chinese calendar takes place on january 31 and families will be holding celebrations throughout Essex to usher in the year of the Horse. But while celebrations are going on it is important to take some simple precautions to ensure that all those enjoying themselves ...

  • 23/01/2014

    Flooding Fair in Jaywick

    Crews and officers joined partner agencies at a special event which was hosted by Tendring District Council to raise awareness of flooding with the residents of Jaywick. The event followed huge storms which battered the Jaywick coast last December and caused hundreds of people to be evacuated ...

  • 22/01/2014

    Young Offenders mend their ways thanks to Firebreak

    A special Firebreak course has seen a group of eight young people from the Youth Offending Service mend their ways with none of them getting into trouble since the course ended nearly three months ago. The course took the youngsters, all aged between 13 and 17 years-old, through some of the ...

  • 14/01/2014

    Make sure your appliances are safe

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to make sure their kitchen appliances are safe after five fires in the last week were started by using tumble dryers, washing machines and dishwashers. All of these large kitchen appliances have heating elements, motors and complex moving ...

  • 10/01/2014

    Hard hitting kitchen safety campaign

    Don’t become the killer in your kitchen. That is the stark warning Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be taking to shoppers over the next few weeks. A hard hitting video will warn shoppers at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock, The Eastgate Centre in Basildon and The Royals in ...

  • 02/01/2014

    Electrical Fire Safety

    Shockingly over the last year electricity accounted for four house fires a week in the County according to new statistics released by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Between December 2012 and December 2013 there were 210 Essex homes which suffered an electrical fire and six people were ...

  • 24/12/2013

    Businesses must make an alarm call on strike days

    Businesses are being urged to be vigilant during the national firefighter strikes taking place on Tuesday December 24, Tuesday December 31 and Friday January 3. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service says if resources are stretched, it may not be able to respond to ANY ...

  • 24/12/2013

    Businesses: stay strike safe

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging businesses to take extra care and make sure that they are ready for the three upcoming firefighters strikes taking place between 19:00hrs and 00:00hrs on Tuesday December 24, 18:30hrs and 00:30hrs on Tuesday December 31 ...

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