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  • 14/11/2016

    Keep your escape routes clear

    The fire service is urging everyone in Essex to make sure they know how they will get out of their house in the event of a fire following a fatal house fire in Clacton last night. Neil Fenwick, Head of Community Safety said: “If there is a fire in your home our advice is get out, stay ...

  • 11/11/2016

    Remembrance Day Service at Kelvedon Park

    Today we held a two minute silence at our Service Headquarters in Kelvedon Park on Remembrance Day at 11am. Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley’s message to attendees focused on remembering those who fought in World Wars, as well as the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women ...

  • 02/11/2016

    Fireworks Displays 2016

    The best way to stay safe on bonfire night is to go to a properly organised fireworks display rather than holding your own party at home. There are dozens of organised displays taking place across Essex and they are by far the safest way to enjoy fireworks. Head of Communtiy Safety, Neil Fenwick ...

  • 31/10/2016

    Fire Service issue road safety warning following four serious RTCs in four hours

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are urging drivers to extra care on the roads after the Service attended four serious RTCs within four hours this morning (Monday 31 October). ECFRS's RTC Reduction Manager Andy Stroulger said: “Now that the clocks have gone back, road users will ...

  • 31/10/2016

    Stay safe this Halloween

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care this Halloween. Every year adults and children are injured in accidents where candles or fireworks set light to hair or fancy dress costumes and homes are involved in fires caused by candles which have been carelessly ...

  • 27/10/2016

    PCSO becomes first on-call firefighter in Essex

    A police community support officer (PCSO) from Essex has become the first in the county to train to become an On-Call firefighter, alongside her role in the police force. PCSO Angi Greneski completed her training in September and now provides firefighter support for both Saffron Walden and ...

  • 24/10/2016

    Have a fun and safe Diwali

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone celebrating Diwali this week to take extra care. Diwali – known as the Festival of Lights – is a five day celebration that starts on October 30. The light signifies goodness therefore various lamps are burnt throughout the ...

  • 14/10/2016

    Southend firefighters receive bravery awards

    The heroic actions of seven Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters have been recognised at a special ceremony in Chelmsford. Barrie May, Robert Cork, Simon Doe, Angus Neale, Sarah Stibbs, Simon Say and Ricky Jones were presented with Chief Constable’s Commendations from Chief ...

  • 07/10/2016

    ECFRS signs safety agreement

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will soon be providing fire safety advice to all East of England Cooperative Society Ltd’s branches across three counties. Councillor Anthony Hedley, Chairman of Essex Fire Authority, has today (October 7) signed a Primary Authority Agreement with Mike ...

  • 05/10/2016

    Firebreak programme makes Cambridgeshire debut

    An award-winning programme designed and created by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to help make communities safer has been launched across our county borders. The specialist Essex team has supported Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in the delivery of Firebreak within their ...

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