Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 12/02/2014

    Council Tax Freeze

    Essex Fire Authority has frozen Council Tax for the fourth year. The decision was voted through unanimously by councillors attending a meeting at County Hall today. This means that a Band D household will contribute £66.42 a year for the fire service element of their Council Tax bill. This ...

  • 12/02/2014

    Flood warning as rain is expected to hit Essex

    Severe weather warnings are in place for rain and wind in Essex over the next three days. Heavy rain is set to fall on already saturated ground and create a risk of flooding across the county. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning motorists to make sure they are careful on the roads ...

  • 11/02/2014

    Off duty firefighter saves the day

    An off duty Halstead firefighter took charge at the scene of a road collision which left a toddler trapped under a car. Leading Firefighter Lee Bacon of Halstead Fire Station had dropped a friend off at Tesco, Witham, when he saw a commotion and ran over to see if he could help. Lee said: ...

  • 10/02/2014

    Be my Valentine

    Forget the chocolates and flowers, this Valentine's Day give your loved one the most precious gift of all… the gift of life. A smoke alarm might not sound romantic and you could well end up with a night on the sofa, but you’ll sleep soundly knowing your loved one is protected ...

  • 06/02/2014

    Sprinklers avert major fire in Basildon shopping centre

    A sprinkler system prevented a major blaze in the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon last night. Crews were called to the shopping centre at 23:35hrs on Wednesday February 5 after a fire broke out in a unit used by a local radio station. Assistant Divisional Officer Mark Turnbull, Incident ...

  • 29/01/2014

    National Sprinkler Week: February 3 to 10

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to think sprinkler during National Sprinkler Week between February 3 and 10. Sprinkler systems are by far the most effective tool in helping prevent a fire from developing, save lives and can reduce the cost of fire damage in a home or ...

  • 29/01/2014

    Celebrate Chinese New Year Safely

    The most important date in the Chinese calendar takes place on january 31 and families will be holding celebrations throughout Essex to usher in the year of the Horse. But while celebrations are going on it is important to take some simple precautions to ensure that all those enjoying themselves ...

  • 23/01/2014

    Flooding Fair in Jaywick

    Crews and officers joined partner agencies at a special event which was hosted by Tendring District Council to raise awareness of flooding with the residents of Jaywick. The event followed huge storms which battered the Jaywick coast last December and caused hundreds of people to be evacuated ...

  • 22/01/2014

    Young Offenders mend their ways thanks to Firebreak

    A special Firebreak course has seen a group of eight young people from the Youth Offending Service mend their ways with none of them getting into trouble since the course ended nearly three months ago. The course took the youngsters, all aged between 13 and 17 years-old, through some of the ...

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