Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 21/05/2013

    Fire Investigation students at Wethersfield

    A group of 13 forensics students from Anglia Ruskin University took part in a special fire investigation exercise at the Wethersfield Fire Investigation Training Facility last week. The students were given the opportunity to investigate how a fire in lock-up started with tutors Station Officer ...

  • 20/05/2013

    ECFRS is Facing the Future right now

    Senior officers at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have today spoken out to reassure the public over the future of the County’s fire service. The reassurance comes in response to a widely-publicised, independent report by Sir Ken Knight, former chief fire and rescue adviser for ...

  • 16/05/2013

    Design a Road Safety App

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is calling on whizz kids to design a smartphone App to help spread the road safety message. The competition will see young people aged between 15 and 21 years-old submitting a mobile App which promotes road safety with a theme of friendship in mind. Under ...

  • 15/05/2013

    Carbon Monoxide Safety For Campers

    A new scheme in Thurrock will see anyone buying a new tent being given advice on how to stay carbon monoxide safe when they are camping. Local camping supply shops Blacks, Go-Outdoors and Decathlon will give camping carbon monoxide leaflets to all customers who buy a tent in the coming ...

  • 07/05/2013

    Fire Museum Receives Lottery Grant

    Essex Fire Museum has been awarded £39,500 Heritage Lottery Funding to create an oral history of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The money will be used to capture the living memories of former firefighters and fire Service staff and create a smartphone and tablet app which will ...

  • 03/05/2013

    Clacton crew become TV street dancers

    Clacton Fire Station’s Red Watch swapped their fire gear for dance suits when they took part in hit Sky One programme Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew. Dean Woodburn, Anthony Clement, Rick Burnell, Scott Hepburn and Daniel Swansborough spent weeks in training with the Diversity ...

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