Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Ten new on-call firefighters join Fire Service

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed ten new on-call firefighters who have completed their training and joined fire stations across the county.

The squad started their basic training in September, covering core skills such as using ladders, pumping water and responding to road traffic collisions during a training course spread across six weeks.

The firefighters will be based at fire stations in Brentwood, Brightlingsea, Canvey Island, Epping, Old Harlow, Rochford, Saffron Walden, South Woodham Ferrers and Weeley.

Watch Manager Jason Gould, Operational Trainer at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, said: “A big thank you to the squad for all their hard work and a big thank you to all of our instructors and station personnel who have supported them.

“I wish them good luck in the future at our Service, helping our county to be a safe place to live, work and travel.”

Could you be an on-call firefighter?

On-call firefighters live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their local community.

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