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  • 22/07/2013

    Two Essex officers join Chinese Trade Mission

    Two Essex fire officers are travelling this week with an Essex County Council trade and inward investment mission to China. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Hill, Director of Safer and Resilient Communities, and Assistant Divisional Officer Costa Olymbios, Operational Command Assessment and ...

  • 17/07/2013

    PFCO Val Pluck: 46 years with ECFRS

    When Val Pluck first sat down at the switchboard in Grays Fire Station in 1967 little did she know that she had embarked on a career which would span 46 years and see her running a busy Control Room in Essex for more than 25 years. Val is now the longest serving member of staff and with a career ...

  • 16/07/2013

    Dunmow pupils design escape plans

    Crews from Great Dunmow Fire Station paid a visit to year five pupils at St Mary Primary School to present them with prizes and certificates following a competition to show how their families would get out of their homes if a fire broke out. Around 60 children took part in the competition which ...

  • 12/07/2013

    Stay Safe in the Sunshine

    With the county set to bake under scorching temperatures and bright sunshine this weekend, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take extra care so they don’t start field fires. Over the last week the Service has seen a huge increase in field fires as the hot weather ...

  • 10/07/2013

    Smoke alarms save lives

    Two recent polls carried out by Essex County Fire and Rescue have revealed that although people are overwhelmingly in favour of making sure that every home has a working smoke alarm, they are less careful at making sure that their homes are properly protected. While 91% of people said that they ...

  • 08/07/2013

    Stay Safe this Ramadan

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are warning Muslims to make sure they stay fire safe as they observe the holy month of Ramadan. The celebration involves a month of fasting during daylight hours with meals eaten before sunrise and after sunset. At this early hour in the morning or when ...

  • 05/07/2013

    Service pays respects to LFF Martin Sibley

    It is a sad day for the Service today (July 5) as family, friends and colleagues will gather to pay their last respects to Leading Firefighter Martin Sibley. Martin, a serving Colchester firefighter with more than 24 years’ service, will be given a full fire service funeral. The cortege ...

  • 02/07/2013

    Chinese Lantern Warning

    ECFRS is warning people not to use Chinese lanterns after a stray lantern sparked a huge fire in Smethwick in the Midlands. The lanterns work like miniature hot air balloons powered by candles lit inside a paper canopy, once lit they fly away into the night sky. They often land still alight ...

  • 28/06/2013

    Stay safe this summer

    Stay safe as you head out to enjoy the outdoors this summer. That is the message from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Throughout summer the Service sees an increase in the number of outdoor fires as people head out for a barbeque in their gardens, to enjoy the countryside or to take a ...

  • 28/06/2013

    Robust Management in place, say Chairman

    Fire Authority Chairman Anthony Hedley has stepped in to reassure the public that the fire service has robust management arrangements in place during the absence of its Chief Fire Officer. His statement follows a misleading and inaccurate account of fire service leadership arrangements in ...

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