Essex County Fire and Rescue Service http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk Essex County Fire and Rescue Service : News Feed Copyright 2017, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Sun, 25 Jun 201721:55:00 GMT House fire - Ellis Road, Clacton Firefighters were called to a fire in a mid-terraced house in Clacton after neighbours heard crackling and raised the alarm.

When firefighters arrived at the property they reported the fire was in the lean-to next to the house and the fire was also affecting the house. Fire crews managed to extinguish the fire by 10:40am.

The downstairs of the property has suffered damage from the fire and smoke.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6715/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6715/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:55:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two casualties - Fairfax Drive, Westcliff Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to release two casualties trapped in the vehicles.

The casualties were released by 3:25pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6714/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6714/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:55:00 GMT
Outbuildings alight - Coxes Farm Road, Billericay Firefighters were called to a fire involving a number of outbuildings.

The buildings measured apprximately 10m x 50m. When firefighters arrived at the incident they reported that 50% of the buildings were alight.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 2:45am.

The cause of the fire is thought to have been a faulty electric supply.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6713/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6713/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:55:00 GMT
Workshops and shed alight - Maple Lane, Radwinter Firefighters were called to a fire involving two workshops and one shed in Radwinter, near Saffron Walden.

When fire crews arrived at the properties they reported the buildings were completely alight. The workshops contained gardening machinery and a large quantity of logs. The workshops also contained an LPG cylinder, which firefighters managed to move away from the fire to keep it safe.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 11:45pm.

An invesigation will take place to establish the cause of the fire.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6712/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6712/ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:55:00 GMT
Register your household appliances Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents in Essex to check their fridge-freezers after it was confirmed yesterday that the fire in Grenfell Tower was started by a Hotpoint fridge-freezer.

The Government is asking consumers who believe they may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer model number FF175BP (white) or FF175BG (grey) to call Whirlpool Corporation’s freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 or visit www.hotpointservice.co.uk/fridgefreezer to register their details for further updates.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is also encouraging residents to register all household appliances with www.registermyappliance.org.uk so they can keep-up-to-date with the latest product and safety information.

The registermyappliance.org.uk website allows you to register electrical good from almost any manufacturer in one simple place. It’s not just for new appliances; you can register anything you bought in the last 12 years.

Head of Community Safety, Neil Fenwick said:

“It only takes a few minutes to register appliances and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that if there is an issue or a product recall you will know about it straight away.

“We want to encourage everyone to register all their household goods, no matter how long you have had them. As well as providing up-to-date information on product recalls and safety issues the website also has valuable advice on correct maintenance, safe usage, installation.”

Register your appliances here: www.registermyappliance.org.uk

 

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Road traffic collision - one casualty - Coggeshall Road, Feering Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving one vehicle.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to releasse one casulty trapped in the vehicle.

The casualty was released by 9pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6711/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6711/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Garages and sheds on fire - Heath Road, Wivenhoe Firefighters were called to a fire involving two garages and several garden sheds, one of which contained an acetylene cylinder.

Smoke from the incident could be seen for several miles around. The fire Control received a number of calls to report the fire.

When crews arrived they immediately set up a 200 meter safety cordon around the incident, which is our standard procedure for any incident involving cylinders.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are tackling the fire.

At 5pm, firefighters reported they are continuing to tackle the fire which has affected two garages, several sheds and some trees.

At 6:30pm, the Incident Command, Scott Meekings said:

"The fire is now out. The acetylene cylinder involved in the fire is being cooled with water and is being monitored by firefighters uisng a thermal imaging camera. We will continue to monitor the cylinder until it is completely cooled. The corden will remain in place for approximately another two hours, although we hope to reduce the corden shortly to let some residents furthest away from the property back to their houses.

"Firefighters have done an excellent job to stop this rapidly spreading fire affecting any of the houses. Two garages and several sheds have been destroyed.

Update 7pm - The safety corden has been lift and all resident can return to their homes. Fire crews will remain at the scene dampening down and cooling the cylinder.

Update 00:20am - Firefighters have now left the incident.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6709/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6709/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two casualties - Stanford Road, Orsett Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving one car and one van.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to release two casualties trapped in the vehicles.

The casualties were released by 11:20am and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6708/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6708/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - Coggeshall Road, Braintree Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

No one was trapped in the vehicles, but three people were given first aid by firefighters before the Ambulance Service arrived.

The Highways Agency were also in attendance to assess a lampost that was damaged in the collision.

Firefighters made the scene safe and left the scene at 10:25am.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6707/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6707/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Kitchen fire - family woken by smoke alarm - London Road, Benfleet Firefighters were called to a fire in a kitchen in London Road, Benfleet.

The occupants were woken up by their working smoke alarm and managed to get out of the house and call 999.

When firefighters arrived they reported the whole kitchen was completely on fire and the rest of the property was full of smoke.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and managed to quickly extinguish the fire by 4:10am.

The house has suffered extensive damage.

The cause of the fire was the tumble dryer which had been put on overnight.

Incidents like these show how important it is to have a working smoke alarm in your home.

We want every home in Essex to have the excellent protection of working smoke alarms. Call us to book a home safety visit - we will provide and fit smoke alarms completely FREE of charge.

Call: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6706/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6706/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Fire safety visits continue in high-rise flats This week Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has visited over 50 high-rise flats in Essex to reassure concerned residents and give fire safety advice. The fire service has also begun auditing all high-rise flats to check fire risk assessments, fire doors, escape routes and stairwells. Sixteen properties have already been fully-audited and passed the inspection.

The fire service committed to visiting all high-rise flats in Essex following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London last week.

Acting Chief Fire Officer, Adam Eckley, said:

“We have received lots of questions from members of the public who are worried about their safety living in a high-rise flat. I understand that residents are feeling worried and vulnerable after seeing the terrible scenes in London last week, which is why we committed to visiting all high-rise flats in our County.

“We have two types of teams visiting the buildings. Our Technical Fire Safety team are doing full audits on the properties, which includes checking fire risk assessments, fire doors and escape plans. They will also be checking whether the building has the same cladding as Grenfell Tower - Aluminium Composite Material (ACM).

“The other teams are made up of firefighters, community safety staff and fire service volunteers who are going door-to-door talking to residents to reassure them and give them vital fire safety advice about smoke alarms and escape plans.

“Our community team have now visited all of the high-rise flats in Essex which are more than 10 floors high. They have talked to hundreds of residents and answered lots of questions and concerns.

“Now that the highest properties have been visited, the team will visit residents in flats that are between 4-9 floors high.

“If you live in a high-rise flat over 10 floors and missed our visit, please read our advice: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/highrise

“You can also arrange a free home safety visit by booking online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book or calling us on: 0300 303 0088.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Fire_safety_visits_continue_in_high-rise_flats/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Fire_safety_visits_continue_in_high-rise_flats/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Rampart Street, Southend Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving one vehicle.

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

The casualty was released at 00:10am and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6705/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6705/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Maple Gate, Loughton Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

Fire crews working with paramedics to release one female casualty trapped in her vehicle.

The casualty was released by 8:30pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6704/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6704/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
House fire - smoke alarm alerts occupants - Homefield Road, Witham Firefighters were called to a fire in terraced house in Homefield Road, Witham. The occupants of the house were alerted to the fire by their working smoke alarm.

When crews arrived at the house they reported the fire was in a first floor bedroom. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and had extinguished the fire by 4:30pm.

Firefighters managed to contain the fire and stopped it spreading to the niehgbouring properties. The first floor of the property has been badly damaged by the fire and the rest of the property has suffered smoke damage.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental. The fire was started by a fan which was on in the bedroom.

Two people were left in the care of the Ambulance Sevice suffering with smoke inhalation.

 

We want every home in Essex to have the excellent protection of working smoke alarms. Call us to book a home safety visit - we will provide and fit smoke alarms completely FREE of charge.

Call: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6703/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6703/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two casualties - London Road, Grays Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving one car and one motorbike.

Fire crews assisted the paramedics and gave first aid to one of the two casualties.

The casualties were left in the care of the Ambulance Sevice by 7pm and the scene was left in the care of the Police.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6700/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6700/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - Tenpenny Hill, Thorrington Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to release four casualties trapped in the vehicles. The casualties were released by 3pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6699/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6699/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Safety visits to reassure high-rise residents Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has committed to visiting all high-rise residential buildings in Essex following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, London, last week.

Teams of firefighters, community officers and volunteers will be visiting all 270 high-rise buildings in Essex, starting with the tallest properties (over 10 floors).

The fire service will be visiting the residents and giving reassurance and fire safety advice. The Service’s Technical Fire Safety team will also be visiting the buildings to carry out a full audit.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley said:

“In response to the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower we have committed to visiting all the high-rise blocks of flats in Essex over the coming weeks. We understand that residents are feeling vulnerable and scared and we want to do everything we can to make them feel safe in their homes.

“We have organised dozens of teams across Essex consisting of firefighters, community safety teams and volunteers to visit every single high-rise block of flats. The teams will talk to the residents and give them reassurance and safety advice and also answer any specific fire safety concerns they have.

“I want to reassure the high-rise residents of Essex that as a fire service we will be doing everything we can to make them feel safer in their homes. We have pulled together all of our resources to reach as many residents in as short a time possible.

“I would also like to remind everyone living in Essex we also can carry out individual home safety visits, no matter where you live in Essex. We will visit your home and give you safety advice and check you smoke all completely free of charge. To book a visit please call: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book.

To read the fire service’s high rise fire safety advice, please visit: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/highrise

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Safety_visits_to_reassure_high-rise_residents/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Safety_visits_to_reassure_high-rise_residents/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Smoke alarms survey being carried out across Essex Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a survey to find out more about the use of smoke alarms in Essex.

The fire service want 100% of residential properties in Essex have a working smoke alarm. So to help them learn more about the homes who are still without one, they have asked an external company to carry out a two-week long survey.

Over the coming days, you may be contacted by this company on behalf of theService through one of several methods, including via telephone.

The survey is entirely confidential and will take no longer than a couple of minutes of your time – please do not be alarmed if the company claims to be representing us.

In order to make it as successful as possible, it would be greatly appreciated if you could take part.

The survey will help the fire service target the areas and demographics that use smoke alarms the least, along with the reasons why, to benefit us going forward in our target of 100%.

Read more about smoke alarms and home safety visits here: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Smoke_alarms_survey_being_carried_out_across_Essex/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Smoke_alarms_survey_being_carried_out_across_Essex/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Derelict pub alight - second fire in two days - The Esplanade, Firefighters were called to a fire in a derelict pub in Southend. This is the second incident at the same location in two days (first incident: #56748)

When firefighters arrived at the property they reported the building was full of smoke. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building to check no one was inside and managed to extinguish the fire by 9pm.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6698/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6698/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
House fire - Main Road, Harwich Firefighters were called to a fire in a mid-terraced hosue in Harwich.

When crews arrive at the property they reported the fire was in a first floor bedroom. Fireigfhters evacuated the adjoining properties while they tackled the fire.

At 6:10am firefighters reported the fire was out. Crews then dampened down all the remaining hot spots.

One woman who had suffered smoke inhalation was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

The fire has left the bedroom severely damaged, and the rest of the house has suffered some water and smoke damage.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6697/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6697/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT