The Freedom of Information Act gives the public the right to know what information Essex Fire Authority and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service publish and to see copies of that information. You can also request information that is not routinely published.
We must supply this information within 20 working days, if we cannot do this, we will tell you why.
One of the aims of the Act is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information we will make public. Click here to view the Publication Scheme
We also provide a list of frequently requested questions and answers; this can be viewed in the document at the end of this page.
If you still wish to submit a Freedom of Information request, please ensure that you:
• Provide a clear and understandable request with enough detail to identify and locate the information;
• Your name and address (including email address) so we can respond to your request; and
• An indication about the form in which you want the information.
This will ensure that your application is dealt with as quickly as possible. Some documents may include exempt information and subject to Data Protection Act 1998, so you will only get the information which is not exempt. You only have the right to information and not necessarily to documents.
Freedom of Information Team
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Telephone: 01376 576000
Alternatively, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain an extract from a fire report*, please contact:
Essex County Fire & Rescue
Alternatively email: email@example.com
(*Please note: In certain circumstances, we may be required to seek the consent of the property owner/occupier before we can release the fire report).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE GENERAL ENQUIRIES. IF YOU WANT INFORMATION FOR A SCHOOL PROJECT, WANT TO KNOW ABOUT AN INCIDENT, NEED FIRE SAFETY ADVICE, WANT TO REQUEST A VISIT TO YOUR CHARITY ORGANISATION, HAVE A QUESTION ON RECRUITMENT OR THE LIKE, YOU SHOULD USE THE ‘CONTACT US’ FORM ON THE WEBSITE.
To view or download the FAQ's please click on the document below:
- FOI FAQ''s 2MB