Five control room operators all in blue uniform. Two are sat at a desk, a man and woman, and three women are stood behind some screens behind them. They are all smiling.

About our Service

We are one of the largest fire and rescue services in the country, serving 1.8 million residents.  

Essex is home to two airports Stansted and Southend, and Harwich seaport, Lakeside shopping centre, Coryton oil refinery, power stations, docks at Tilbury and along the Thames, seven underground stations and parts of the M25 and M11 motorways.  

Alongside this, our county contains many ecologically important areas, one of the largest sections of coastline (320 kilometres) in the country, various conservation areas and over 14,000 listed buildings.  

We are a county of real contrasts, made up of people who have differing needs.  

We provide prevention, protection, and emergency response services from 50 fire stations and an Urban Search and Rescue facility.  

Our headquarters are at Kelvedon Park in Kelvedon, where we also have a mobilising control centre. 

How Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is keeping Essex safe

Here's how we spread our resources across the county to ensure the right response reaches you in an emergency.

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Annual Report 2021 to 2022

Read our annual report and statement of assurance for 2021 to 2022.

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Annual Report 2020 to 2021

Read our annual report and statement of assurance for 2020 to 2021.

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Annual Report 2019 to 2020

Read our annual report and statement of assurance for 2019 to 2020.


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