Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 09/12/2013

    Volunteer Recruitment

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is offering a unique opportunity to carry out rewarding voluntary work, so you can gain valuable experience while making a genuine difference to your community. ECFRS is in need of some enthusiastic people looking for an opportunity to give something back to ...

  • 06/12/2013

    Issued by Essex Police 04:15 hrs Friday

    The flood situation in Essex has now been downgraded from severe flood warning to a flood warning. There is still some risk to properties but the high tides have passed and whilst the full picture will not be known for some time, it appears that the county has fortunately not seen the same ...

  • 06/12/2013

    Evacuation Over

    There are no severe flood warnings in place and that everyone should return to their homes. There is no longer a requirement for people to evacuate their properties. The Environment Agency has reported that 49,655 properties were protected by the coastal defences, despite this being the biggest ...

  • 05/12/2013

    Multi agency flood warning

    Essex Police together with its partners is responding to the latest severe weather warnings from the Environment Agency by leading a multi-agency response with a full plan in place to oversee the safety of the public. Essex Police, together with its partners, has declared the severe weather ...

  • 05/12/2013

    Affected streets - flooding

    Essex Police and its partners are advising that the main times where people could be affected by the floods is an hour either side of 1.15am tomorrow (Friday December 6). The main areas that are going to be evacuated are in Jaywick area and they are listed below, however residents in all coastal ...

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