Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 02/01/2014

    Electrical Fire Safety

    Shockingly over the last year electricity accounted for four house fires a week in the County according to new statistics released by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Between December 2012 and December 2013 there were 210 Essex homes which suffered an electrical fire and six people were ...

  • 24/12/2013

    Businesses must make an alarm call on strike days

    Businesses are being urged to be vigilant during the national firefighter strikes taking place on Tuesday December 24, Tuesday December 31 and Friday January 3. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service says if resources are stretched, it may not be able to respond to ANY ...

  • 24/12/2013

    Businesses: stay strike safe

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging businesses to take extra care and make sure that they are ready for the three upcoming firefighters strikes taking place between 19:00hrs and 00:00hrs on Tuesday December 24, 18:30hrs and 00:30hrs on Tuesday December 31 ...

  • 24/12/2013

    Flood investigation team - first in the country

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is set to become the first fire Service in the country to investigate the cause of flooding. The Service has teamed up with Essex County Council's flood and water management team under the banner Essex Flood and Water Management Alliance. The newly ...

  • 23/12/2013

    We will not allow FBU to undermine strike plans, says CFO

    Fire Brigade Union members are attempting to scupper ECFRS' resilience arrangements on New Year's Eve with an eleventh hour demand ordering retained crews to extend their action. This below the belt tactic is designed to undermine Essex' well-oiled back up plans for strike cover ...

  • 20/12/2013

    No pay for strikers on New Year's Eve

    The Service will withhold pay from striking firefighters on New Year’s Eve. Members of the FBU taking industrial action may also lose the day off they would ordinarily receive in lieu of working the Bank Holiday shift. There will be no lock out. But crews leaving the picket line to ...

  • 19/12/2013

    Fire risk blackspots to be targeted with safety advice

    A new scheme will see Essex County Fire and Rescue Service concentrating fire safety advice on the areas of the county most likely to suffer a house fire. Using statistics from incidents previously attended by the Service, profiles of the homes most likely to have a fire have been created. These ...

  • 19/12/2013

    Landmark agreement will help protect major industrial sites

    A landmark agreement will see the biggest industrial sites in the County working with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and other emergency services to share resources in the event of a major incident. The mutual aid agreement is the first of its kind in the country and is now being emulated ...

  • 18/12/2013

    Keeping communities on the move

    Three new appliances will go on the run in January as EssexCounty Fire and Rescue Service prepares to keep communities on the move. The new Rescuemax vehicles will be used by retained firefighters to keep schools, GP surgeries and hospitals open, clear the way for charity and service ...

  • 18/12/2013

    Event celebrates first year of volunteering

    A special event held at Kelvedon Park on Tuesday December 17 celebrated the first 12 months of the Service’s volunteering scheme and presented awards to volunteers who had given hundreds of hours of their time to the scheme. In the last year 50 new volunteers have been recruited, bringing ...

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