Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 27/11/2013

    Officer returns from the Philippines

    Divisional Officer Terry Webb has returned from a gruelling two week tour of duty as part of the international relief effort in the Philippines following the devastation caused by cyclone Haiyan. Terry flew out as part of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism working as the Deputy Manager in a team ...

  • 25/11/2013

    Ford unveils new model at Waltham Abbey Fire Station

    ECFRS has once again partnered the Ford Motor Company, this time to help reduce road traffic collisions involving young drivers. Using a state of the art simulator converted by Ford to fit inside a genuine Ford Fiesta, the Community Safety team and firefighters from Waltham Abbey are delivering ...

  • 19/11/2013

    Tillingham crews raise thousands for charity

    Firefighters from Tillingham fire station pulled together on November 16 to raise in excess of £5000 for charity the Dystonia Society in honour of local girl Ella Middleton. Over 50 people turned up to follow the team as they dragged their 13 ton fire engine for seven miles from the Co-Op ...

  • 18/11/2013

    Essex Fire Officer reports from the Philippines

    Essex Fire officer Terry Webb has sent his first messages home after flying out to the Philippines to assist in the international rescue operations. Temporary Divisional Officer, Special Operations, Terry Webb, flew out to the Philippines last week to assist in the aftermath of the ...

  • 14/11/2013

    Pulling together for Ella

    Firefighters from Tillingham are carrying out a sponsored fire engine pull to raise money for local girl Ella Middleton who suffers from Dystonia. The ten strong crew will pull all 13 tonnes of their fire engine over seven miles on Saturday November 16. They will start the fire engine pull at ...

  • 12/11/2013

    Essex Fire Officer Joins International Aid Effort

    An Essex fire officer has flown out to the Philippines today (November 12) to assist in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Haiyan. Temporary Divisional Officer-Special Operations, Terry Webb, has been deployed to the Philippines as part of a six person team sent by EU Civil ...

  • 07/11/2013

    Winter Fire Safety

    Winter is usually a busy time for fire services as we face an increase in calls to domestic fires caused by candles, heaters, fireplaces and electric blankets. But if you take a few simple precautions it will make sure that you and your family are safe. Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick, ...

  • 06/11/2013

    New strike date announced

    The Fire Brigades Union has announced that its members will be striking between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday November 13. Essex Fire Brigade union members will be joining colleagues nationwide in the strike action which is part of a national dispute over Government pension reforms. ECFRS has ...

  • 01/11/2013

    Be extra careful with fireworks

    With Fire Brigades Union members set to strike between 6.30pm and 11pm this evening, Friday November 1, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning everyone to take extra care with with fireworks. The best way to stay safe is to attend an organised display rather than host your own firework ...

  • 31/10/2013

    Candle Safety: Out Like a Light

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to take care when it comes to candles. As the nights draw in more people begin to light candles, but they can lead to fires and it is vital that anyone lighting them up this winter takes a few extra precautions to stay safe. Last year ...

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