Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 23/04/2021

    Basildon Firefighters receive Chief Fire Officer award

    Firefighters from Basildon Fire Station’s Green Watch have been awarded Chief Fire Officer Commendations for carrying out lifesaving activities at a traumatic incident. The incident took place earlier this year and saw the crew quickly assess a traumatic situation and use their skills and ...

  • 17/04/2021

    You won't regret it - Essex fire cadet on completing the DofE Award

    As the country prepares to pay its final respects to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has been reflecting on the achievements so many young people have celebrated as a direct result of his youth awards. ECFRS has delivered the Duke of ...

  • 16/04/2021

    Fire Service welcomes 13 new firefighters

    Essex County Fire and Rescue has welcomed 13 wholetime firefighters during a dedicated ceremony. The Service’s new recruits were welcomed into the Service by Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive Jo Turton and their Station Managers while their proud families and friends looked on ...

  • 12/04/2021

    Fire Service gives advice to celebrate Ramadan safely

    As Muslim communities prepare to celebrate a second Ramadan in the pandemic, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish the Muslim communities of Essex ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy period of Ramadan. During ...

  • 09/04/2021

    Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive Jo Turton pays tribute to His Royal Highness

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is deeply saddened at the news that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died. As a mark of respect, flags at Service Headquarters and on fire stations across Essex will fly at half-mast in tribute to Prince Philip. Chief Fire ...

  • 29/03/2021

    Help is here to reduce smoking fire risk

    If you are a smoker, or know someone who is, you will have heard many reasons why you should consider quitting. But have you ever considered the fire risk associated with smoking? And what are you doing to reduce that risk? This month Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 23/03/2021

    Fire Service supplies more than 8,000 smoke alarms to vulnerable residents

    In 2020, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Prevention team carried out 5,006 home fire safety visits to vulnerable people in Essex where they fitted 7,142 smoke alarms including 838 sensory alarms. The team also supplied 942 smoke alarms during doorstep deliveries for ...

  • 18/03/2021

    Fire service Urban Search and Rescue train with the Army

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) has spent four days carrying out a training exercise with the Army. Organised by ECFRS’s Crew Manager Antony Clement, the exercise, named Tower Descent 21, saw the fire service join forces with 1 Troop 15 ...

  • 17/03/2021

    ECFRS significantly reduces gender pay gap

    A newly published report has shown that Essex County Fire and Rescue’s gender pay gap has continued to decrease since publishing was made mandatory in 2018. The report shows that in 2020 there was an average pay gap of 2.4%, down from 15.6% in 2018. Gender pay gap measures the ...

  • 10/03/2021

    Maldon residents, do you have working smoke alarms?

    Research carried out by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service found that the Maldon district has the lowest smoke alarm ownership in Essex. In 2018, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service carried out a survey across Essex to find out how many people had working smoke alarms. The Service offers ...

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