Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 05/07/2013

    Service pays respects to LFF Martin Sibley

    It is a sad day for the Service today (July 5) as family, friends and colleagues will gather to pay their last respects to Leading Firefighter Martin Sibley. Martin, a serving Colchester firefighter with more than 24 years’ service, will be given a full fire service funeral. The cortege ...

  • 02/07/2013

    Chinese Lantern Warning

    ECFRS is warning people not to use Chinese lanterns after a stray lantern sparked a huge fire in Smethwick in the Midlands. The lanterns work like miniature hot air balloons powered by candles lit inside a paper canopy, once lit they fly away into the night sky. They often land still alight ...

  • 28/06/2013

    Stay safe this summer

    Stay safe as you head out to enjoy the outdoors this summer. That is the message from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Throughout summer the Service sees an increase in the number of outdoor fires as people head out for a barbeque in their gardens, to enjoy the countryside or to take a ...

  • 28/06/2013

    Robust Management in place, say Chairman

    Fire Authority Chairman Anthony Hedley has stepped in to reassure the public that the fire service has robust management arrangements in place during the absence of its Chief Fire Officer. His statement follows a misleading and inaccurate account of fire service leadership arrangements in ...

  • 19/06/2013

    Volunteers needed to capture memories

    Essex Fire Museum is looking to recruit a team of volunteers to help capture the history of fire fighting in the County. Volunteers will meet, interview and record the living memories of people who served in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service as part of a project to create an oral history of ...

  • 17/06/2013

    Rosanna Briggs Awarded MBE

    Rosanna Briggs, Deputy Head of Emergency Planning, has been awarded an MBE for Services to Civil Protection in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. While Rosanna performs a valued and important role within Essex Civil Protection and Emergency Management team – a partnership between ECFRS ...

  • 01/06/2013

    Make sure you know your escape route

    Make sure you know how you and your family plan to get out in the event of a fire, that is the message from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. When fire strikes every second counts so knowing how you plan to get your family safely out of the home could mean the difference between a close ...

  • 28/05/2013

    Colchester Fire Swim charities pick up their cheques

    The Fire Fighters Charity collected £5,000 and other local charities shared another £5,000 as proceeds from last year’s Fire Swim were handed out at the annual presentation evening at Colchester fire station on Friday. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Hill presented the Fire ...

  • 24/05/2013

    Beware Brave Barbequers

    This weekend traditionally marks the start of the county’s barbeque season as people head outdoors to enjoy the weather and cook in their gardens. It might not seem like ideal barbequing conditions right now but the weather is set to improve this weekend and a few brave souls might still ...

  • 23/05/2013

    Apprentices get fire engine ready for museum

    Essex Fire Museum, based in Grays, has added another classic fire engine to its collection with the acquisition of a 1994 Dennis Rapier. The appliance spent the first two years of its working life at Waltham Abbey Fire station before it was moved to Great Dunmow where it was on the run ...

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