Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 12/03/2018

    Press to test. Monthly is best.

    A national campaign launches today to remind people that having working smoke alarms can save their life in the event of a fire in the home, and encourages people to test their smoke alarms on a monthly basis. Messages will be promoted on the radio, online and on social media platforms. As ...

  • 09/03/2018

    Show your mum you care this Mother's Day

    This Mother’s Day make sure your mum is safe from the risk of fire by checking she has a working smoke alarm in her home. Whether you’re going out for a meal, popping over to her house with some flowers or giving her a call from across the miles, it’s a good chance to make sure ...

  • 07/03/2018

    Essex Emergency Services Press for Progress #IWD2018

    International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on March 8. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe and highlights the need to further progress towards gender parity. This year’s theme is to ‘Press for ...

  • 27/02/2018

    Fire service issue chimney fire safety advice

    Since January 1, 2018, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have been to 23 chimney fires in Essex. Five of these fires have happened in the last week. Head of Community Safety, Lee Lucas, said: "Most chimney fires are preventable. The most important advice to help prevent chimney fires ...

  • 22/02/2018

    Essex Audi delivers new FireCar for road safety partnership

    Our Road Traffic Collision Reduction team took delivery of the new FireCar at Service Headquarters on Friday 16 February 2018. The keys to the new FireCar - an Audi S3 - were officially handed over by Darren Thompson, Head of Business at Essex Audi to Chief Fire Officer Adam ...

  • 08/02/2018

    Firefighter down: Dean Wright's heart-stopping story

    On New Year’s Eve, Dean Wright was awoken to a fire call that would end like no other. Just after 7.30am, Dean left his wife and five sons asleep to head to Hawkwell Fire Station – the site that’s formed the opening scene to countless incidents in his 16 years as an on-call ...

  • 22/01/2018

    New Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Panel has confirmed Jo Turton as Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS). Jo’s appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process in November and December 2017, and she will join ECFRS in early April ...

  • 19/01/2018

    Gold Standard! Our Service's students presented with top Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Five young people are celebrating this week after being presented with the ultimate Duke of Edinburgh Award at St. James’ Palace. Amy Gair, Katie Rolfe, Emma Rolfe, Rebecca Draper and David Hopkinson received Gold Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Gap Awards on Tuesday evening, following five ...

  • 16/01/2018

    Register your home appliances

    Have you ever checked if your fridge, tumble dryer or washing machine have been recalled for safety reasons? It happens more often than you might think – and today’s the day you find out how you can keep your peace of mind that your kitchen appliances are safe. Register My ...

  • 08/01/2018

    Fighting the cold together: Winter Warmer returns

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has brought back its popular Winter Warmer initiative, helping over 300 people on its first day. Open between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday this week (8 - 12 January), the Winter Warmer is a pop-up shop offering donated good quality winter clothing, ...

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