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  • 05/06/2020

    Pride Month - The meaning behind the LGBTQ+ flag

    This pride month, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is proudly sharing the LGBTQ+ flag and the Service’s LGBTQ+ support network chair has explained the meaning behind the flag. This year, ECFRS is sharing the Progress Flag during pride month which encompasses the rainbow as well as ...

  • 05/06/2020

    Volunteers fit smoke alarms in 1,500 Essex homes

    As part of Volunteers' Week 2020, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is spotlighting its volunteers. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service home fire safety volunteers helped to fit smoke alarms in 1,480 Essex homes between March 2019 and March 2020. The Service has 22 home fire safety ...

  • 04/06/2020

    Chelmer Valley temporary mortuary decommissioning

    The temporary mortuary at Chelmer Valley, outside Chelmsford is to be taken down. It was built in case there were more deaths during the coronavirus pandemic than hospitals and funeral directors in Essex, Southend and Thurrock could cope with. The Essex ...

  • 04/06/2020

    ThankyouThursday: Fire Cadet thanked for dedication

    We have 147 young people who volunteer their time with us as Fire Cadets in Clacton, Dovercourt, Harlow, Great Baddow, Orsett and Southend. In 2019, our Fire Cadets volunteered more than 570 hours to help in their local communities. The Fire Cadets give up their evenings and weekends and time ...

  • 04/06/2020

    ThankyouThursday: Resident thanks crews

    A grateful resident has praised our crews after a fire spread to six properties on her road. Firefighters from Basildon were called to a shed fire in the town’s Stirling Place on Monday (1 June) at 7.42pm. They found the fire had spread to the rear of six houses in Stirling Place and ...

  • 02/06/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service staff volunteer their time during pandemic

    More than 90 ECFRS members of staff have offered their assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Service has been overwhelmed with offers to help from its staff with 90 people offering to give their time during evenings and weekends. The volunteers ...

  • 30/05/2020

    Wildfire advice for Essex as Met Office issues amber warning

    A 'very high' risk of wildfire is in place across Essex this weekend and into next week, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has warned. As public lockdown restrictions continue to be eased amid the coronavirus pandemic, residents have been warned to exercise extreme caution and take ...

  • 29/05/2020

    Firefighters continue to work with Ambulance Service giving 4,700 hours

    Nineteen Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) firefighters have worked alongside the East of England Ambulance Service to protect Essex residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. In six weeks, the firefighters have worked 4,702 hours alongside paramedics to help the Ambulance ...

  • 29/05/2020

    Fire Service set to celebrate pride month

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will celebrate pride month with virtual celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Service’s LGBTQ+ staff support group, BEING, will be promoting virtual celebrations for staff to celebrate throughout June. BEING is one of many staff ...

  • 29/05/2020

    Firefighters help 8-year-old boy with 999 charity challenge

    Noah, 8 from Langdon Hills will be 9 tomorrow (30 May) and in the 9 days leading up to his birthday, he has been running 9k each day to raise money for NHS charities. Earlier today, his run took him past Corringham Fire Station where firefighters made a water arch for him and his dad to ...

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