Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 01/05/2013

    Smoke Alarms: Make sure your home is covered

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to make sure that they have smoke alarms fitted in the right places in their home after statistics revealed that more than a quarter of smoke alarms did not work when a fire broke out. Between April 2012 and March 2013 Essex firefighters ...

  • 26/04/2013

    Gary Takes on the Toughest Race on Earth

    Senior Divisonal Officer Gary Fleming took on the toughest race in the world and not only finished but also managed to come in the top half of the table. Between April 7 and April 13 Gary ran at least a marathon everyday in the blistering heat of the Sahara desert as he took part in the Marathon ...

  • 22/04/2013

    ECFRS Support Crimestoppers Campaign to Weed Out

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are supporting Crimestoppers’ campaign to weed out the growing menace of cannabis cultivation. In 2011/12 there has been a 15% increase in cannabis factories throughout the UK. These cannabis factories not only bring an increase of crime and violence ...

  • 22/04/2013

    Sporting Fundraisers

    Firefighters will be taking on Police Officers in the ring and on the ice at two sporting fundraisers in Essex this May to raise money for good causes. On Friday May 3 Essex firefighters will take on officers from Essex Police in a series of six boxing matches raising money for Help for Heroes ...

  • 21/04/2013

    Sprinkler Symposium

    A first of its kind Sprinkler Symposium will take place in Essex on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Spains Hall in Finchingfield and will underline the undisputed safety and business benefits of sprinklers. Guest speakers – all professional experts – will explain and discuss the benefits ...

  • 20/02/2013

    Stub It Out

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning smokers to stub it out as statistics have revealed that they are far more likely to hurt or killed as a result of a fire in their home. Last year one in 20 house fires in Essex were started by smoking materials. More than a third of these fires ...

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