Welcome to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
We are one of the largest fire and rescue services in the country, serving the county of Essex which has a wide variety of risks, covering an area of 1,400 square miles and a population of 1.8 million.
We provide prevention, protection and emergency response services from 50 fire stations across Essex.
We're recruiting wholetime firefighters
Wholetime firefighter recruitment is open from 5 February until 29 February 2024.
If you want to make a difference to your community and think you've got what it takes, apply now!
Start your online check now
In a bid to reduce the number of house fires in Essex, we are encouraging everyone to complete the online home safety check to evaluate their own risk of fire.
You can carry out a check yourself, or any family members, friends, neighbours, registered carers, support workers and partner agencies can use this tool.
Here you can find details of some of our incidents. We don’t list details of every incident we attend but only those where there is an important safety message, or we need to warn and inform. We also highlight good work from our crews or some of our more interesting rescues.
Person rescued after falling asleep while cooking
Vehicle fire caused by jump start
Flat fire - no working smoke alarms
Two people rescued from car stuck in flooded road
Firefighters called to pizza oven fire
Electric scooter fire
Heavily smoke logged flat
Woman rescued from flooded road
Incident statistics for January 2024