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  • 23/09/2022

    Students of Essex, stay safe in your digs with advice from the fire service

    It’s Student Fire Safety Week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving its top tips to help make your university experience a safe one. With many students calling Essex their home while studying at university, the Fire Service is sharing advice to prevent fires in your student ...

  • 09/09/2022

    This weekend's fire station open days postponed

    Following the yesterday’s sad news about Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, we won’t be holding our planned fire station open days tomorrow. (Saturday 10 September) We had events planned at: Ingatestone Stansted Basildon Wickford New dates will be arranged. We ...

  • 08/09/2022

    Chief Fire Officer Rick Hylton has paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is deeply saddened at the news that Her Majesty The Queen has died. Our thoughts go out to the royal family at this sad time. As a mark of respect, flags at Service Headquarters and on fire stations across Essex will fly at half-mast in tribute to the ...

  • 07/09/2022

    Firefighter Paul Dibble commended for life-saving actions while off duty

    Firefighter Paul Dibble from Blue Watch, Grays Fire Station, has received a Chief Fire Officer Commendation following the life-saving actions he carried out earlier this year. In Februrary Paul stopped while off duty to assist at a serious collision involving a bus and a pedestrian, ...

  • 02/09/2022

    Fire Service gives its top tips to help keep your business safe

    It’s Business Safety Week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving its top tips to help keep your colleagues and customers safe. Essex is home to thousands of businesses - small, medium and large - and the Fire Service works to help businesses stay safe. Whether you’re a ...

  • 30/08/2022

    It is time to get your chimney ready for colder weather

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is recommending residents with open fires and log burners plan ahead for colder weather and get chimneys swept and inspected before winter. The Fire Service usually sees a spike in chimney fires in colder weather. By taking simple steps to clean and ...

  • 15/08/2022

    Busy weekend for our Service with hundreds of calls into our control room

    Our Service has had one of its busiest weekends in recent years, with our control room dealing with hundreds of calls and firefighters and crews responding to many incidents across the county. Number of calls into our control room: Friday - 316 Saturday - 419 Sunday - 341 On the same ...

  • 12/08/2022

    Fire Service continues to deal with large number of incidents

    As Essex heads into another hot and dry weekend, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is reiterating its plea for everyone to have #FireFreeFun over the next few days. Firefighters, control room staff and support teams across the Service have been dealing with a large number of calls and ...

  • 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 ...

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