Essex County Fire and Rescue Service http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk Essex County Fire and Rescue Service : News Feed Copyright 2018, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Fri, 19 Oct 201812:39:00 GMT Road traffic collision near railway line - Skelmersdale Road, Clacton Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision this afternoon.

Crews reported on arrival that a car had left the roadway and collided with some railings close to a railway line. One man was trapped inside the vehicle following the incident. No other vehicles were involved.

Firefighters worked hard to release the man from the vehicle by 1.11pm, before leaving him in the care of the Ambulance Service and making the scene safe.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7541/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7541/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:39:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - A12, Stratford St Mary Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A12 northbound between junction 29 and 30. The car had left the roadway and ended up down an embankment.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one casualty trapped in the vehicle.

The casualty was released by 9:15am and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7540/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7540/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:39:00 GMT
Search and rescue dogs from across the UK to visit Essex for boat Search and Rescue dogs from across the UK are heading to Essex this weekend to put their skills to the test in a boat-related exercise.

The event, which is the biggest of its kind in this country, will see 28 dogs from a variety of emergency services from as far afield as the highlands of Scotland taking part in an intense search scenario.

Setting off from Morgan Marine in Brightlingsea, the dogs will travel via high-speed boats to Mersea Island, where they will be tasked with a remote search.

In a unique opportunity to test how the animals respond to the potentially traumatic experience of boat travel, the dogs will then need to locate hidden or trapped items once on the island – which will be materials tailored to suit their specialism including:
•Dummy/model people
•Blood
•Money
•Explosives


Event organiser and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Dog Handler Graham Currie said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work together as emergency services and put our search and rescue dogs to the test.

“These animals are highly trained and are incredibly good at what they do: working in high pressure circumstances to be there for people who are trapped, in need of rescue or who are part of criminal investigations.”

Graham and his USAR colleagues will be taking part in the event, many of whom have been deployed overseas as part of their International Search and Rescue responsibilities.

The event will also support the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), with donations welcomed using the various buckets which will be available throughout the day.

 

Want to join us?

If you’re in the Brightlingsea area or would like to come along, you can see the dogs in action from 9.30am on Saturday (20 October) at: The Boatyard, Shipyard Estate, Copperas Rd, Brightlingsea, Colchester, CO7 0AR.

Alternatively, you can follow our social media channels on the day for coverage of the event: twitter.com/ecfrs and instagram.com/ecfrs

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Search_and_rescue_dogs_from_across_the_UK_to_visit_Essex_for_boat_training_event/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Search_and_rescue_dogs_from_across_the_UK_to_visit_Essex_for_boat_training_event/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Fire in derelict building - Northbrooks, Harlow Firefighters were called to a fire in a large derelict building this morning (Wednesday 17 October).

When firefighters arrived at the incident, they reported the roof, first floor and second floor of the large building was on fire. The building measured approximately 20m x 30m.

Update 6:30am - Three fire crews are continuing to tackle the fire. Firefighters are also using an aerial ladder platform to pour water on the fire from above.

Update 8am - The fire has now been extinguished. One fire crews will remain checking and cooling hot spots.

Update 12pm - Fire crews have finished at the scene and will be leaving shortly.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7539/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7539/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - lorry - A13, Five Bells Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving a lorry which had gone through the central reservation of the A13.

Firefighters helped to make the scene safe, and left the incident in the care of the Police at 10:15am.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7538/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7538/ Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Grass fire - Third Avenue, Canvey Firefighters were called to a grass fire in Canvey this morning (Saturday 13 October).

Approximately 20m x 10m of grassland was on fire.

The fire was extinguished at 12:15pm. The cause of the fire is unknown.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7537/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7537/ Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - M11 - M11, Loughton Crews were called to the M11 northbound exit slip road onto the M25 after reports of a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a car. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one man was trapped in his car and worked to release him by 11.15am.

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7536/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7536/ Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - Hope Road, Benfleet Crews were called to Hope Road, Benfleet, after reports of a road traffic collision involving two cars. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one man was trapped in his car and worked to release him by 10.05am.

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.  

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7535/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7535/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - Manston Road, Harlow Firefighters were called to Manston Road, Harlow, after reports of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one female was trapped in her car and worked to remove the roof and release her by 9.55am. 

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7534/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7534/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Fire in warehouse - Blackwell Drive, Braintree Crews were called to an industrial unit after reports of a fire in a single story building. 

On arrival firefighters reported that the building, which was split into a number of compartments, was heavily smoke logged. 

Watch Manager Steve Wintrip said:

"Our crews worked quickly when faced with a large amount of smoke and a developing fire. They used thermal imaging cameras to identify the locate the source of the smoke. 

"They were then able to target their firefighting efforts to a deep-seated fire which had started in a van, and stop it spreading to adjoining compartments within the building.

"The fire had been burning for some time before we had been alerted to it, but as all internal doors within the building had been closed the fire had been contained to the area where it started.

"Closing all internal doors when you leave a room, whether you're at a business or at home, is always the right thing to do - it's an easy precautionary measure to slow down a fire spreading."

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and clear the building of smoke by 3.20am.

The compartment that the fire started in has suffered fire and heat damage, and adjoining compartments have suffered some smoke damage. 

A final investigation will take place today, but at this time it is thought that the cause of the fire was accidental.  

 

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7533/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7533/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
False alarm at school pool - Broomfield Road, Chelmsford Firefighters were called to check a swimming pool building after a little too much chlorine was added to the water.

Crews opened external doors to let fresh air into the area and were able to leave the scene in the care of the school.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7531/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7531/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision on A127 - A127, Rayleigh Weir Crews were called to the A127, between Progress Road and Rayleigh Weir after reports of a road traffic collision between a car and a lorry.

On arrival firefighters reported that a person was trapped in their car and worked to release them by 12.25pm.

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7530/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7530/ Sat, 06 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - Northern Approach Road, Colchester Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one person was trapped in their vehicle. 

Firefighters worked to release the casualty by 9.40pm and left them in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7529/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7529/ Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Barn fire - Tollesbury Road, Tollesbury Firefighters were called to a barn fire in Tollesbury this afternoon (Thursday 4 October).

When fire crews arrived they reported the large barn, which measured approximately 50m x 20m, was full of smoke.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 6:30pm. The cause of the fire was found to be accidental.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7528/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7528/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - three casualties - Coxtie Green Road, South Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release three casulties from the vehicles.

The casualties were released by 10:45am and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7527/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7527/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Fire Safety Advice for University Students As thousands of young people across Essex get ready to start university, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are offering some help and advice to keep them fire safe in their halls of residence and student homes.

While university is a fun and exciting time to make new friends, learn new skills and create memories which will last a lifetime, it is also the first time many students will have lived away from home and looked after themselves.

Last year, two students in Colchester had to be rescued from a flat fire after their unattended cooking caught alight. Although the smoke alarm was going off the two females in the flat were asleep in their bedrooms and due to being intoxicated from alcohol, did not hear the smoke alarm.

By following a few simple fire safety tips new and returning students can make sure they stay safe in their student digs:

  • Never attempt to cook after consuming alcohol
  • Ensure all cookers and hobs are turned off after use
  • Keep hobs, ovens and grills clean as a build-up of fat and grease can catch fire. Remember to empty the crumb tray in your toaster regularly.
  • Never leave lit candles or burning incense unattended
  • Do not dry clothes on electric room heaters or drape fabric over lights
  • Avoid overloading extension cords and adapters; just because there are four sockets per adapter doesn’t mean it’s always safe to use them all

Lee Lucas, Head of Community Safety, said: We know that going to university is an exciting time but we want to make sure that students are safe in their new homes. By following our advice students can make sure that they are safe in their new homes and that their university experience is not ruined by a devastating fire.”

Firefighters and Community Safety Officers will be attending the Fresher's Fair at the University of Essex this Saturday (6 October), so if you going along, please come over and see us.

 

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Fire_Safety_Advice_for_University_Students/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Fire_Safety_Advice_for_University_Students/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
100 tonnes of straw alight - Dewes Green Road, Bergden Firefighters were called to a fire involving a stack of straw measuring approximately 100 tonnes of straw.

Fire crews will monitor the fire while it burns itself out and will make sure it does not spread out of control.

Update - Wed 3 Oct 7am - The fire was revisited throughout the night to check it was still burning under control. Crews will continue to revisit the scene every few hours until is has completely burned itself out.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7526/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7526/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Vehicle fire - A13, Five Bells Firefighters were called to a vehicle fire on the A13 (london bound carriageway) between the Five Bells and Manorway junctions.

The road was shut so fire crews so deal with the fire safely.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 12:11pm.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7525/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7525/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - A127, West Horndon Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving one lorry and two cars on the A127 near the junction with the M25.

Firefighters worked with paramedics to help release one casualty trapped in the vehicle.

The casualty was released by 1pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7524/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7524/ Sun, 30 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Residents are Safe, Well and Secure in Saffron Walden Community Safety teams have been out and about in Saffron Walden this week as part of a multi-agency #safewellsecure six day safety event, from 24 to 29 September.

Emergency services and partner organisations have been working together across the town, sharing resources and making sure people are safe in their homes.

Teams have been out knocking on residents’ doors checking they have working smoke alarms - with our Fire Safety Technicians ready to fit a new one if they are broken or do not have one installed.

Station Manager James Taylor said: ”This week we have visited just under 3,000 homes in Saffron Walden ensuring all properties have a working smoke alarm.

“Our Fire Safety Technicians have already fitted over 149 smoke alarms this week and three safe guarding referrals have been made.

“We have been working with 35 partner agencies, including Essex Police and Uttlesford District Council to make sure everyone in Saffron Walden is #safewellsecure in their home.  Information packs were also given out to all house-holds which provided home fire safety advice and leaflets from our partner organisations.

James added: “Thanks to everyone involved and made this week possible, especially to Watch Manager Paul Pemberton for orgainising and pulling the highly successful event together.”

A number of initiatives have taken place this week, including an information stall in market square were Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) carried out health checks, as well as a dementia awareness session at the library and a care and housing event at Uttlesford District Council.

Two further events are taking place tonight (Friday 28 September) a road traffic safety event at Tesco in Saffron Walden and Saturday 29 September, Meet the Emergency Services event takes place on Saffron Walden Common, so please come along and say hello, everyone is welcome and the event is free to attend.

 

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