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  • 18/02/2020

    Shoeburyness and Southend Fire Station charity coffee morning

    Shoeburyness and Southend firefighters are holding a charity coffee morning at Southend Fire Station on 22 February in memory of a local girl called Lily. The coffee morning will be held in Lily's memory between 10am and 1:30pm this Saturday with all money raised being donated to ...

  • 17/02/2020

    Meet Lee, an on-call firefighter in South Woodham Ferrers

    Full time fencer Lee Murray is an on-call firefighter at South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station. A role he is paid to do on top of his day job. Coming from a family of firefighters, 34-year-old Lee knew from a young age that this was something he would love to do. “As a child, I ...

  • 12/02/2020

    Meet James, an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt

    James Hennessy, 34, is a depot foreman with a traffic management company who is also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt. James became an on-call firefighter because he wanted to be more involved with his local community. “I am a people person and new to ...

  • 11/02/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in South Woodham Ferrers?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a week long recruitment drive in South Woodham Ferrers for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your ...

  • 10/02/2020

    Meet Jamie, an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt

    Jamie Bliss, 41, is a postman and is also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter. "I wanted to give more back to the community and make Essex a safer place," says Jamie. "My dad influenced me as he was an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt for 27 ...

  • 04/02/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a week long recruitment drive in Dovercourt for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of Dovercourt Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your community. ...

  • 04/02/2020

    Winter Warmer appeal helps thousands of families in North Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Winter Warmer appeal has helped thousands of families in Essex so far. For the past eight years Les Nicoll, Community Builder at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has set up the Winter Warmers pop-up shop in Dovercourt. The appeal was set up to ...

  • 29/01/2020

    Meet Sean, an on-call firefighter in Great Baddow

    Thirty-six-year-old Sean Goodchild is a security officer for the Ministry of Defence who is also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter. Sean has always had an interest in the Fire Service so he became an on-call firefighter at Great Baddow Fire Station. “The role fits ...

  • 28/01/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Waltham Abbey?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a week long recruitment drive in Waltham Abbey for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of Waltham Abbey Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your community. ...

  • 27/01/2020

    Meet Karl, an on-call firefighter in Great Baddow

    Fifty-year-old Karl Benham is a personal wellness coach and he's also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter. Karl works from home and is able to give his time at Great Baddow Fire Station during the day and at weekends. He is paid for his time on standby and then ...

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