Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Have your say on the future priorities of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Consultation starts today - let us know your views

A consultation which gives residents the chance to have their say on how the future priorities of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) are delivered begins today (Monday 23 September).

In 2019, Essex’s first ever Fire and Rescue Plan was launched; a strategic document that sets out the vision and priorities for the delivery of fire and rescue services in Essex.

In the new year we will create an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) to outline the detail around how we will deliver these priorities. This plan will be informed by the views and opinions of our residents, gained through the county-wide consultation.  

The consultation, which runs for 12 weeks, sets out seven Service priorities and asks residents to agree or disagree on what they feel is a priority, as well as give the opportunity to share their opinions on the focus of the fire and rescue service.

All of the priorities prepare our Service for a future with reductions in incidents, an increased focus on prevention and a commitment to become financially sustainable as reductions in funding continue.

Chief Fire Officer / Chief Exec Jo Turton said:

“While our primary focus will always be to prevent emergencies and protect our most vulnerable residents, this consultation is your chance to tell us what matters to you and what approach you think we should take.

"Your input will help us to shape the way we achieve and deliver our future priorities, so I really encourage everyone who lives, works and travels in Essex to take 10 minutes to let us know their views.”

For more information and to have your say on the options visit

A hard copy of the consultation is also available on request by emailing or calling 0300 303 0081.

If you would prefer to share your answers by speaking to someone, please call our IRMP team on 0330 303 0082 (Lines are open between Monday - Friday between 10am – 2pm).

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