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  • 30/08/2013

    Smoke Alarms Campaign

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone in Essex to make sure that they have properly installed and fully working smoke alarms in their homes. Over the last year more than a quarter of the house fires dealt with in Essex were to homes with no smoke alarms. Between July 2012 ...

  • 22/08/2013

    Clacton leads the way with fire cadets

    Clacton will host the first Fire Cadets course ever held in Essex. The innovative course, which has been created by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and is part funded by Tendring Community Safety Partnership, teaches teenagers the skills and disciplines needed to become a firefighter and ...

  • 16/08/2013

    MP backs smoke alarm campaign

    Rebecca Harris, MP for Castle Point has joined forces with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to urge people to make sure that they have working smoke alarms in their homes which are properly fitted and regularly tested. Mrs Harris said “Smoke alarms provide a vital early warning at the ...

  • 14/08/2013

    Stay V Safe at Pop Festival

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging V Festival goers to follow some simple safety tips to make sure that they stay happy campers throughout the weekend. Fire crews will be on site throughout the festival providing operational response and safety advice and on Friday the ...

  • 14/08/2013

    Share your memories of firefighting in the County

    Essex Fire Museum is looking for people who remember important events and incidents in the history of firefighting in Essex to capture their memories as part of a project to create an oral history of firefighting in the county. The museum has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant to capture ...

  • 25/07/2013

    ECFRS Fire Peer Challenge report

    Following the Service’s peer review back in May, the assessment team has formally reported back their findings. You can read their report here. The review covered seven key assessment areas: Community Risk Management, Prevention, Protection, Response, Health and Safety, Training and ...

  • 24/07/2013

    FireBike working with Colchester soldiers

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s FireBike team has teamed up with the Army to deliver motorcycle safety training to Colchester-based soldiers. On July 23 the FireBike team delivered a pilot 'Better Biking Course' at Colchester’s Merville Barracks. This involved a ...

  • 23/07/2013

    Young Citizens Road Safety

    Community Wheels has been taking vital road safety messages to young people on the National Citizenship Service. The team were at Belchamps and Skreens Park Scout camps to teach 16 and 17 year-olds the importance of driving safely as they undertook their two week long National Citizenship ...

  • 22/07/2013

    Two Essex officers join Chinese Trade Mission

    Two Essex fire officers are travelling this week with an Essex County Council trade and inward investment mission to China. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Hill, Director of Safer and Resilient Communities, and Assistant Divisional Officer Costa Olymbios, Operational Command Assessment and ...

  • 17/07/2013

    PFCO Val Pluck: 46 years with ECFRS

    When Val Pluck first sat down at the switchboard in Grays Fire Station in 1967 little did she know that she had embarked on a career which would span 46 years and see her running a busy Control Room in Essex for more than 25 years. Val is now the longest serving member of staff and with a career ...

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