Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


The Essex Fire Museum gives visitors the opportunity to take a fascinating look at the history of the Fire Service here in Essex.

Housing a collection featuring historic fire engines, firefighting equipment, uniforms and photographs. Visitors to the museum will see for themselves how firefighting has changed over the years as the technology has advanced.

Originally created by former Grays Firefighter Roger Pickett having collected a large personal collection, the Essex Fire Museum provides a fascinating look back in to the history of the fire service and the men and women who fought fires to keep the public safe.

The museum plays a key role in the Service’s educational work with schools in the area, where it is used not simply as a repository of artifacts but as a living, breathing historical experience.

Our museum volunteer team have carried out a considerable amount of research into the history of the fire service, particularly in Essex. Some of this can be read in the fascinating pieces that can be found under 'Museum Articles'. 

The creation of the Essex Fire Museum has required energy, dedication, true commitment and vision.

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