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  • 02/06/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service staff volunteer their time during pandemic

    More than 90 ECFRS members of staff have offered their assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Service has been overwhelmed with offers to help from its staff with 90 people offering to give their time during evenings and weekends. The volunteers ...

  • 30/05/2020

    Wildfire advice for Essex as Met Office issues amber warning

    A 'very high' risk of wildfire is in place across Essex this weekend and into next week, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has warned. As public lockdown restrictions continue to be eased amid the coronavirus pandemic, residents have been warned to exercise extreme caution and take ...

  • 29/05/2020

    Firefighters continue to work with Ambulance Service giving 4,700 hours

    Nineteen Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) firefighters have worked alongside the East of England Ambulance Service to protect Essex residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. In six weeks, the firefighters have worked 4,702 hours alongside paramedics to help the Ambulance ...

  • 29/05/2020

    Fire Service set to celebrate pride month

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will celebrate pride month with virtual celebrations during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Service’s LGBTQ+ staff support group, BEING, will be promoting virtual celebrations for staff to celebrate throughout June. BEING is one of many staff ...

  • 29/05/2020

    Firefighters help 8-year-old boy with 999 charity challenge

    Noah, 8 from Langdon Hills will be 9 tomorrow (30 May) and in the 9 days leading up to his birthday, he has been running 9k each day to raise money for NHS charities. Earlier today, his run took him past Corringham Fire Station where firefighters made a water arch for him and his dad to ...

  • 28/05/2020

    Fire Service thanks dedicated volunteers for their contribution

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has thanked its dedicated volunteers as it celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2020. Ahead of the national Volunteers’ Week campaign to thank the country’s volunteers, ECFRS has given a big thank you to its army of volunteers who give their time all ...

  • 22/05/2020

    Fire Service gives advice on storing rubbish following house fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice on storing rubbish after a fire spread to a house in Shoeburyness. Firefighters attended a house fire in Jena Close, Shoeburyness that is believed to have been accelerated by a build up of rubbish next to a house. The fire soon ...

  • 21/05/2020

    ERF thanks residents for their continued efforts to #StayAlertSaveLives

    Essex residents are being thanked for their continued great efforts to protect the NHS and slow the spread of the virus. Simple graphics are being used across social media to help remind people about the continued need for social distancing as well as ...

  • 21/05/2020

    How Essex residents can practice their faith safely during pandemic

    Faith groups across Essex have given advice on how communities can practice their faith and observe and celebrate religious events and festivals. With Ascension Day, Eid-Al-Fitr and Shavout all coming up over the next week, faith leaders want to help communities ...

  • 20/05/2020

    Fire Service welcomes 16 new firefighters

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have welcomed 16 new recruits into the service. The latest wholetime squad completed their training last week, the 16 new recruits were put through their paces on the intensive training course at the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire and at ECFRS’ ...

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