Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 30/10/2013

    Power Cut Safety Advice

    As thousands of homes in Essex cope without power following Monday's storms Essex County Fire and Rescue Service ios urging people to be careful using candles, fire places, and portable heaters to heat and light their homes. If power is not restored by the weekend it is important that people ...

  • 30/10/2013

    Halloween: spooky safety

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take care and make sure that they enjoy a safe Halloween. As jack-o-lanterns are lit and costumes donned by trick-or-treaters across the county it is important to make sure that safety is in mind on the spookiest night of the ...

  • 25/10/2013

    Harriet is an inspirational winner

    Harriet Smith, a graduate and instructor of the Service’s Down Syndrome Extra 21 Firebreak Scheme, has received an award for the inspirational role she plays in the life of other young people. Harriet Smith, aged 20, was presented with the Inspirational Role Model award at the annual ...

  • 22/10/2013

    Firefighters' Dedication and Commitment Honoured

    Firefighters who have served 20 years with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were presented with medals at a special ceremony on Monday October 21. Each of the recipients were presented with their Long Service and Good Conduct Medal by the High Sherriff of Essex, Mrs Julia M S Abel ...

  • 14/10/2013

    Student Safety

    Students are enjoying a new found sense of freedom as they fly the nest and begin to live independently away from their parents. University is a time to make new friends, learn new skills and create memories which will last a lifetime. A fire can cause devastation, destroying possessions, ...

  • 11/10/2013

    Chimney Fires

    As cold temperatures begin to bite Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are warning people who have an open fire to make sure that they have taken the correct precautions before lighting the fire. Crews across the county attended three chimney fires in a four hour period on the evening of ...

  • 10/10/2013

    Fireworks - buy safely

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make sure that any fireworks they buy are as safe as possible. Fireworks will soon be going on sale across the county as people prepare to hold their own fire works displays to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick ...

  • 01/10/2013

    Check your smoke alarm

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to test their smoke alarms when they put their clocks back on Sunday October 27. In the last year 43% of the homes which had a fire in Essex did not have a working a smoke alarm. Between September 2012 and August 2013 crews attended 1,107 ...

  • 27/09/2013

    Older Persons Day

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to look out for elderly relatives and neighbours on Older People’s Day which takes place on Tuesday October 1. Statistics show that older people are most at risk of dying or being injured in a fire. Last year, there were 380 fire deaths ...

  • 27/09/2013

    John Ray School fire prompts nationwide sprinkler campaign

    Chief Fire Officer David Johnson is spearheading a campaign to change planning law to make the installation of sprinklers compulsory in domestic dwellings and other high risk premises like schools. The move this week follows a major fire at a school in Braintree which has had a devastating ...

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