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  • 19/09/2021

    Fire Service urges public not to enter water to rescue someone

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging members of the public to call 999 if they see someone in distress in the water instead of entering the water themselves. Earlier this month, two 12-year-old girls were stuck in the mud at Thorney Bay beach in Canvey and a man who went to help them ...

  • 17/09/2021

    ECFRS is supporting Fire Door Safety Week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting a national week-long campaign to raise awareness of the critical role fire doors play in commercial, public and multiple occupancy buildings. Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire, especially when people are asleep or at their ...

  • 17/09/2021

    Fire Service works to reduce road deaths in Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is working alongside partners in Essex as part of the Safer Essex Roads Partnership to reduce the number of people killed on Essex roads. The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) launched its Vision Zero draft strategy on Tuesday, September 14 which details ...

  • 14/09/2021

    Great Baddow Fire Station holds its first training course

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding the first of three on-call firefighter training courses at Great Baddow Fire Station over the next two weeks. Ten trainee on-call firefighters began their training at Great Baddow Fire Station on Monday, 13 September and will take on a two-week ...

  • 09/09/2021

    999 Day - Meet Kelly, fire control operator and volunteer police officer

    As part of #999Day, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is highlighting its staff that wear more than one uniform to protect their communities. Kelly Bingham is a Temporary Crew Manager in the Control Room at Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 09/09/2021

    999 Day - Meet Kevin, on-call firefighter and ambulance driver

    As part of #999Day, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is highlighting its staff that wear more than one uniform to protect their communities. Kevin Cope has been an on-call firefighter at Hawkwell Fire Station since 2015. He’s paid to protect his community as an ...

  • 09/09/2021

    999 Day - Meet Lisa, fire service community safety officer and RNLI volunteer

    As part of #999Day, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is highlighting its staff that wear more than one uniform to protect their communities. Lisa Mitson has worked with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for eight years as an Education Officer and now as a Community ...

  • 08/09/2021

    Fire Service set to celebrate 999 Day with emergency service colleagues

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be celebrating 999 Day on Thursday, 9 September to recognise all staff and volunteers that work to keep Essex safe. In its 4th year, the national 999 Day campaign seeks to recognise the approximately 2 million people who work and volunteer for emergency ...

  • 06/09/2021

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service supports national Business Safety Week

    The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is urging businesses that have reopened their doors, not to overlook fire safety and ensure it remains a top priority in the workplace. The call comes as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC) Business Safety Week which runs from 6 - 12 ...

  • 03/09/2021

    Is your chimney ready for colder weather?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents with open fires and log burners to get their chimneys swept and inspected before winter. The Service usually sees a spike in chimney fires in colder weather and by taking simple steps to clean and inspect your chimney ahead of winter, ...

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