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  • 22/01/2021

    ECFRS praised for Covid-19 response by HMICFRS

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has praised the way Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has continued to keep its public and residents safe while supporting partners through the pandemic. ECFRS was inspected by HMICFRS ...

  • 15/01/2021

    Fire Service responds to 70 flood incidents in 24 hours

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was called to over 180 incidents in 24 hours yesterday after heavy rain caused wide spread flooding across the County. Firefighters responded to around 70 rescue incidents which included a dog who had been swept away in a river in Halstead, a number ...

  • 13/01/2021

    Fire Service set to reassure community after fatal fire

    UPDATE 9pm 13 January: Due to weather warnings in place for tomorrow (14 January), our team will be door knocking on Friday (15 January) instead. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be reassuring residents in Saffron Walden tomorrow (14 January) and will be giving them safety ...

  • 12/01/2021

    Tributes to Essex firefighter Aston Everett

    Colleagues across Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have been paying tribute to Firefighter Aston Everett who sadly died last week. During the afternoon of Saturday 2 January, Aston, aged 54, suffered a brain aneurysm and collapsed while on duty for the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) ...

  • 01/01/2021

    How many smoke alarms do you have?

    This January, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging everyone to make sure they have enough working smoke alarms at home, one is not enough. Latest fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best ...

  • 31/12/2020

    Essex on-call firefighter Martin Cable is recognised in Queen's New Year honours

    An Essex on-call firefighter who has dedicated 45 years of his life to serving his local community has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list. Maldon Fire Station’s Watch Manager Martin Cable has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM), it was announced today ...

  • 30/12/2020

    On-call firefighters supporting the Ambulance Service as drivers

    Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be supporting the NHS as ambulance drivers again as the East of England Ambulance Service responds to an unprecedented number of calls. 12 on-call firefighters from stations across Essex will begin work as ambulance drivers, ...

  • 24/12/2020

    Fire service deliver Christmas hampers to 160 families in need

    The fire service and a team of volunteers have delivered Christmas hampers to 160 of the poorest families across North Essex this week. The hampers were delivered as a surprise for those families that would not have been able to afford a Christmas dinner or presents for their children. The ...

  • 18/12/2020

    Fire Service reflects on a busy 2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has released its end of year stats as it reflects on what it has achieved during 2020. Covering data from 1 January 2020 to the beginning of December the headlines offer an insight into the huge amount of work Essex County Fire ...

  • 11/12/2020

    Fire Service welcomes 11 new firefighters at virtual celebration

    Eleven new wholetime firefighters have been honoured at a passing out ceremony today (11 December) attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex Jane Gardner and some of their soon to ...

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