Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 10/10/2013

    Fireworks - buy safely

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make sure that any fireworks they buy are as safe as possible. Fireworks will soon be going on sale across the county as people prepare to hold their own fire works displays to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick ...

  • 01/10/2013

    Check your smoke alarm

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to test their smoke alarms when they put their clocks back on Sunday October 27. In the last year 43% of the homes which had a fire in Essex did not have a working a smoke alarm. Between September 2012 and August 2013 crews attended 1,107 ...

  • 27/09/2013

    Older Persons Day

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to look out for elderly relatives and neighbours on Older People’s Day which takes place on Tuesday October 1. Statistics show that older people are most at risk of dying or being injured in a fire. Last year, there were 380 fire deaths ...

  • 27/09/2013

    John Ray School fire prompts nationwide sprinkler campaign

    Chief Fire Officer David Johnson is spearheading a campaign to change planning law to make the installation of sprinklers compulsory in domestic dwellings and other high risk premises like schools. The move this week follows a major fire at a school in Braintree which has had a devastating ...

  • 26/09/2013

    Down Syndrome Firebreak shortlisted for national award

    The Service’s hugely successful Firebreak scheme has been shortlisted for a coveted Guardian Public Service’s award. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is one of three organisations in the running in the Partnership Excellence category in recognition of the work they have done with ...

  • 13/09/2013

    Make sure you are ready for Autumn

    As summer comes to an end Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make sure that they are ready for Autumn. As the nights close in and the cold weather begins ECFRS often experiences an increase in calls to domestic incidents caused by candles, heaters, fireplaces and electric ...

  • 11/09/2013

    Chimney Fire Safety Week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are reminding people to make sure that their chimney is safe as part of National Chimney Fire Safety Week which runs from September 9 to 15. Real fires create a warm and homely atmosphere but bring with them extra risks both from fire and carbon monoxide ...

  • 10/09/2013

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards Night

    The first young people in the country to complete Duke of Edinburgh Silver through a fire service received their awards at a special ceremony held at Service Headquarters on Friday September 6. Twelve young firefighters from Great Baddow were presented with their awards by ACFO Paul Hill ...

  • 06/09/2013

    Thatched Owners Seminar

    A special seminar for the owners of thatched roof properties will be held at Newport Fire Station on September 12. The seminar will give thatched homeowners all the help and advice they need to make sure that they take the extra fire safety precautions these properties demand. Presentations ...

  • 05/09/2013

    Drive Safely

    Following today’s huge pileup in Kent ECFRS is warning drivers to stay safe on the roads to make sure that there is a not a repeat in Essex The county is experiencing changeable weather as summer turns to autumn and drivers need to make sure that they adjust their driving to suit those ...

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