Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 09/08/2022

    Fire Service urges people to stay safe and enjoy #FireFreeFun

    With the hot and dry conditions continuing, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is working incredibly hard to keep everyone who lives, works and travels in Essex safe. The Service wants to thank the people of Essex for their support so far in doing everything they can to avoid fires from ...

  • 03/08/2022

    Fire Investigation and Search dogs pass relicensing tests

    Fire Investigation and Search dogs Fizz, Jarvis and Bailey have passed their annual relicensing tests alongside their handler, Graham Currie. Jim Beaird, lead instructor from the Essex Police Dog Unit, put Graham, sprocker spaniel Fizz, cocker spaniel Jarvis and Labrador Bailey through their ...

  • 01/08/2022

    South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station converts to an on-call fire station

    South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station has taken its next step to becoming an on-call fire station, thanks to the support of the local community who have applied to join the team and the commitment of the staff at the station. As of today (1 August) it will become an on-call fire station, ...

  • 29/07/2022

    Fire Service welcomes new firefighters and control staff

    Eleven new firefighters and six control room operators have been welcomed into Essex County Fire and Rescue Service during a dedicated passing out ceremony at the Service Training Centre in Witham today. The new firefighters will be heading to Basildon, Harlow, Leigh, Orsett and Southend Fire ...

  • 28/07/2022

    Take part in our Public Sector Equality Duty survey

    The Public Sector Equality Duty requires public bodies like our Service to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and encourage good relations between different people. As part of a consultation on our Service’s progress, we're asking you to complete a ...

  • 27/07/2022

    Our latest HMICFRS inspection report

    We are good at understanding fires and other risks Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its report into our effectiveness, efficiency and how well we look after our people. We were inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate ...

  • 25/07/2022

    Do one thing on World Drowning Prevention Day

    Today is the World Health Organisation’s World Drowning Prevention Day. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone in Essex to do one thing and help raise awareness of water safety. Essex has one of the longest coastlines in the UK as well as many inland water beauty spots. ...

  • 22/07/2022

    Fire Service has exceptionally busy week during heatwave

    While the heatwave brought record temperatures for the UK, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service had an exceptionally busy week with almost triple its usual calls and incidents for this time of year. From Saturday 16 July to Thursday 21 July, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service attended ...

  • 19/07/2022

    ECFRS appeals to public for support amid unprecedented conditions

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has appealed to the public for their support throughout this week amid record-breaking temperatures and dry conditions. Control operators have received more than 300 calls since midnight on Tuesday – with firefighters attending more than 130 ...

  • 18/07/2022

    Fire service responds to hundreds of incidents over the weekend

    The hot weather means we’ve been extremely busy over the past few days, dealing with around double the number of incidents we would be normally called to. Here are our statistics from between 6pm on Friday and 9am today (Monday), compared to the same dates for the previous three ...

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