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  • 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, ...

  • 02/09/2021

    Do you have working smoke alarms in your home?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving home fire safety advice throughout September to help reduce the risk of house fires. Smoke alarms are proven life savers and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants all homes in Essex to benefit from having working smoke alarms. Station ...

  • 17/08/2021

    Firefighters commended for lifesaving actions at a flat fire

    Four firefighters from Waltham Abbey Fire Station and Brentwood Fire Station have received Chief Fire Officer commendations in recognition of their lifesaving actions following a flat fire in Cheshunt on 11 May, 2021. Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive Jo Turton visited Waltham Abbey Fire ...

  • 16/08/2021

    Fire Service gives water safety advice

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing its advice to help people stay safe in and around water this summer. Andrea MacAlister, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Water Safety Lead said: “Whether you’re at the beach, a swimming pool or dining at a riverside pub, ...

  • 13/08/2021

    Fire Service gives camping safety advice

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has launched its summer safety campaign to help everyone who lives, works and travels in Essex to stay safe this summer. If you’re planning a camping trip this summer, the Service advises happy campers to use torches instead of candles and set up ...

  • 09/08/2021

    Essex Fire Cadet receives Chief Fire Officer commendation

    Fire Cadet Jack Good from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been presented with a Chief Fire Officer commendation for carrying out lifesaving actions when a man had a suspected heart attack while Jack was at work. Jack, 18, is a Fire Cadet at Great Baddow Fire Station and was working ...

  • 04/08/2021

    Canvey firefighters give caravan safety advice to 4,000 residents

    Firefighters at Canvey Island Fire Station have given safety advice to approximately 4,000 residents living in caravans and static homes in Canvey. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has launched a summer safety campaign and part of its campaign is to contact every caravan site in Essex ...

  • 02/08/2021

    Caravan safely this summer

    Firefighters and Community Safety Officers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be contacting every caravan site in Essex this summer to offer fire safety advice to holidaymakers and residents. The campaign was designed following a ...

  • 01/08/2021

    Essex firefighter honoured 71 years after tragedy

    An Essex firefighter killed in the line of duty 71 years ago has been honoured with a memorial plaque in Boreham. Hector Keeley, 42, died when he was trapped under a fire appliance at an incident in Boreham in July 1950. A plaque, part of the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) Red Plaque ...

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