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  • 23/01/2020

    Cameron thanked for calling 999 after safety talk at school

    A Halstead boy from The Ramsey Academy has been thanked by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for calling 999 when he saw smoke coming from a motorhome. Cameron, who is 11-years-old was putting the rubbish out at around 5pm in Halstead on January 6, when he heard a smoke alarm going ...

  • 21/01/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Great Baddow?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a recruitment drive in Great Baddow for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of Great Baddow Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your community. You’ll ...

  • 20/01/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding week long recruitment drives in Great Baddow, Waltham Abbey, Dovercourt and South Woodham Ferrers for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re aged over 18 and live or work within five minutes of one of these stations, ...

  • 16/01/2020

    Students thank Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for inspiring them

    Twelve students from The Ongar Academy visited the Service's Headquarters today (16 January) to learn more about the different roles within the Service and about the variety of career opportunities on offer. Watch Manager Dave Bond from Blue Watch at Orsett Fire Station organised the visit ...

  • 14/01/2020

    Could a fire engine get through your road in an emergency?

    Firefighters are urging drivers to be considerate when leaving their cars after crews were delayed due to bad parking. Over the weekend, Saffron Walden firefighters were delayed on their return from an incident by cars that were double parked on a road. Crews had to knock on doors to locate ...

  • 14/01/2020

    CharityTuesday: Leigh firefighters raise £400 for Lily

    Leigh firefighters have donated £400 raised by last month’s Christmas Fayre to support a local girl’s treatment. Lily, who lives in the area, was diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brainstem tumour a few months ago and is trying to raise £300,000 to get treatment in ...

  • 07/01/2020

    West Thurrock chemical leak: 24 hours on

    At 4.20pm on Monday 6 January 2020 control operators received reports of a cloud of fumes in West Thurrock, following a reaction involving an industrial cylinder. This complicated incident saw a multi-agency approach with Essex Police, East of England Ambulance Service, Public Health ...

  • 24/12/2019

    Saffron Walden on-call firefighters remember local fire 50 years on

    On Thursday 26 December Saffron Walden's firefighters will take part in a remembrance parade before laying a wreath to remember those who lost their lives in a hotel fire in Saffron Walden 50 years ago. A minute's silence will also take place outside Boots the Chemist, the site of ...

  • 20/12/2019

    Emergency Services Christmas Carol Service

    Staff from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Essex Police and East of England Ambulance Service held a carol service earlier this week. Staff and their families from all three emergency services in Essex gathered together at All Saints’ Church in Springfield on Wednesday, December 18 ...

  • 17/12/2019

    Charity Tuesday: Jack and Chris are fundraising for the Fire Fighters Charity

    Wickford on-call firefighters Jack Cox and Chris Sandford are set to take on the Blue Light Stair Run at Broadgate Tower in London to raise money for the Fire Fighters charity. The challenge will see Jack and Chris climb 35 floors in full fire kit including: Breathing apparatus, boots, a helmet, ...

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