Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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