Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 13/12/2013

    Grabacab to stay safe

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging partygoers heading out for a pre-Christmas drink to leave their car keys at home and grab a cab instead. This weekend is a popular time for work colleagues and friends to get together and enjoy a drink or two in the run up to Christmas but with Fire ...

  • 11/12/2013

    Mum's the word at special Firebreak

    Mothers joined their children in learning important life lessons as part of a first of its kind Firebreak course. Six mums joined their sons and daughters at Southend Fire Station between December 2 and December 6. The course had been designed to promote assertiveness for both parents and ...

  • 11/12/2013

    Be extra careful instead of unlucky on Friday the thirteenth

    There are more reasons than ever to take extra care on Friday the thirteenth with Fire Brigade Union members walking out between 18:00hrs and 22:00hrs. The strike is one of two taking place over the weekend, the second will take place at the same time on Saturday December 14. Not only does ...

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