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  • 21/09/2016

    Gas Safety Week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is marking Gas Safety Week (September 19 -25) by issuing gas safety advice. Between July 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, the Service's crews attended 104 fires that were ignited by the gas mains. These fires could have been prevented taking ...

  • 20/09/2016

    Les nominated for prestigious award

    Community Builder Les Nicoll has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises public servants who make their communities a safer place to live. Les, who has worked for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for over 47 years, is in the final of The Guardian’s ...

  • 16/09/2016

    Wet weather safety warning for motorists

    Motorists have been urged to not to put themselves in danger by trying to drive through floodwater as the County experiences heavy downpours of rain. Whenever there is heavy rain and flooding in Essex, the Service is called out to rescue mindless motorists who find themselves in difficulty after ...

  • 15/09/2016

    Colchester Fire Swim makes a splash for charity

    More than £8,000 has been raised for local groups and charities through Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s annual Fire Swim. Sub Officer Jeremy Tuckwell, Chairperson of Colchester Fire Swim, presented the cheque to Station Officer Andre Turner, ECFRS co-ordinator for The Fire ...

  • 09/09/2016

    Chimney fire safety

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to ensure their fireplaces are properly maintained during Chimney Fire Safety Week (September 5-11). With summer now behind us, the Service is urging people who have who have chimneys and open fires to make sure they have taken the ...

  • 09/09/2016

    Incident update - Hoe Lane, Nazeing

    Divisional Officer Mark Samuels, who has been overseeing the incident said: “I am pleased to be able to report the fire has been extinguished. Firefighters will remain on site for the next few days to monitor the pile and check any remaining hot spots are extinguished. I anticipate that we ...

  • 07/09/2016

    Sir Ken Knight Reports on Cultural Change at Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

    Sir Ken Knight, former Government Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor, has presented his interim progress report on cultural change at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to the Essex Fire Authority. One of the key recommendations from Irene Lucas’ Review of Culture at the Service, which was ...

  • 06/09/2016

    Update from fire at Hoe Lane, Nazeing

    Last Wednesday morning (August 31) at 05:23hrs, we received a 999 call reporting a fire involving a large quantity of wood at a recycling yard in Hoe Lane, Nazeing. Seven fire engines, a water bowser, and fire officers initially attended the incident. Since then, at least two fire engines have ...

  • 05/09/2016

    Business Safety Week 2016

    This week, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) will be engaging with businesses in Essex to help them make sure they are as fire safe as possible. Working with businesses is a core part of the work ECFRS does to make Essex safer. Every year, ECFRS fire officers and firefighters visit ...

  • 05/09/2016

    Kitchen Safety Roadshow success

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has successfully completed its Kitchen Safety Roadshow programme with over 3,800 homes visited. Between July 27 and September 3, the Service’s Community Engagement Team completed 26 safety awareness days in nine wards in Essex. These wards in ...

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