Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Retired Members Association

The Association was founded in the early 1960s and was originally named the Old Comrades’ Association. The name was changed to the Retired Members’ Association in 2005.

The Association currently has over 300 members, some of whom have been retired from the Service for over forty years. The main aim of the Association is to enable retired members to keep in touch with each other via meetings, correspondence and social events such as lunches, theatre visits, and outings to places of interest. Members are also able to keep abreast of interesting news items in the monthly Newsletter.

The Association also provides a floral tribute, or makes a donation to a named charity in the event of the death of any member of the Association. The Chief Fire Officer/CEO is the President who is supported by a Chairman, and a Committee of elected members who meet regularly to discuss matters relating to the Association and to plan and arrange social events.

An Annual General Meeting takes place in April of each year and all members are invited to attend. The meeting follows a set agenda and includes a presentation of the audited accounts and the election of officers. After the meeting there is a social gathering so that members can be reunited with old colleagues. Membership of the Association is worthwhile and is open to all whole-time and part-time members (uniformed and non-uniformed) who have left the Service whether by retirement or resignation and have a minimum of 10 years service.

There is an annual membership fee of £2.00. If you are about to leave the ECFRS and wish to join the Association, complete an enrolment form (also linked at the bottom of the page).

The Chairman
John Smith
195 Gloucester Avenue
Essex CM12 9DX
Telephone: 01245 282184

If you would like to know more about the Association please contact:

The Secretary
Barry Cable
“Briarlea” Southend Road
CM11 2PR
Telephone: 01277 624152


Please click on the links below for our supporting document:

Introduction Letter


Application Form


Minutes from our last Annual General Meeting

AGM 2018

AGM 2019

Support Documents

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