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  • 27/03/2014

    Give the gift of life this Mother's Day

    This Mother’s Day make sure your mum is safe from the risk of fire by making sure they have a working smoke alarm in their home. While flowers and chocolates are a nice gesture, the gift of a smoke alarm on Sunday (March 30) could save her life. Smoke alarms are relatively ...

  • 25/03/2014

    Jessie's story: smoke alarms save lives

    Jessie Lampitt is alive and well today thanks to a smoke alarm which warned her and her 11 pets when a fire broke out in her kitchen late at night. It was just before Christmas when 80 year-old Jessie of Elmdon noticed her dogs acting strangely. She said: “I was sitting in my armchair at ...

  • 21/03/2014

    National Home Safety Week - March 24 to 30

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone to make sure their home has the protection of a working smoke alarm during national Home Safety Week, March 24-30. Smoke alarms offer the best way to keep you and your family safe from the risk of fire. There is no need for anyone to live ...

  • 19/03/2014

    Staying safe in Uttlesford

    Keep safe and well. That was the message from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership at a Safer Living event in day centres throughout Uttlesford. There were five events held across the district for local residents who are aged over 55 and all ...

  • 17/03/2014

    Exercise 'On the Buses'

    With road traffic collision training opportunities becoming increasingly more difficult to arrange, there was a lot of mileage to be had from Exercise ‘On the Buses’, organised by Southend Station Officer Al Green, White Watch in partnership with BJG. BJG arranged for the delivery of ...

  • 07/03/2014

    Car Wash for Stanley's Heroes

    Clacton firefighters will be holding a special car wash and fun day on April 21 to raise money and awareness for charity Syndromes Without a Name – SWAN UK. The station decided to raise money for the charity after the help and support they have given to Green Watch Firefighter Robbie ...

  • 06/03/2014

    Latest recruits join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    A team of new recruits are set to join retained stations across the County. Eight firefighters will complete their training at Witham on Friday March 7. They will be joining crews at Braintree, Canvey, Dunmow, Epping and Frinton The latest recruits to ECFRS are: (l-r) John-Paul Charters, ...

  • 05/03/2014

    Fire Fighters Charity car washes in March

    This month firefighters across the county will be rolling their sleeves up to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity by holding a series of special car washes. All car washes take place between 10:00hrs and 16:00hrs, unless otherwise stated. Stations taking part are: Saturday March ...

  • 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 ...

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