Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 23/04/2018

    On-call firefighter awarded Townsperson of the Year

    An on-call Epping firefighter who has given more than three decades of service to the town has been presented with Epping Town Council's Townsperson of the Year award. Martyn Simmons joined Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in June 1983, aged 27, while working at the Bank of England in ...

  • 23/04/2018

    Be Water and Drowning Aware

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC's) drowning prevention and water safety campaign 'Be Water Aware' which runs from 23rd - 29th April. Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than ...

  • 17/04/2018

    Commendations for life-saving teams

    Last month, a special presentation evening was held at Orsett Fire Station to celebrate and recognise the work of our staff, the East of England Ambulance Service and their Helimed crew at an unusual incident. The incient occured back in February after a member of the public, Brian Abbott, ...

  • 12/04/2018

    ECFRS team volunteer 528 hours for Duke of Edinburgh expedition

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Community Development and Safeguarding team volunteered their time last weekend to take a group of Fire Cadets on an expedition to the Peak District. The expedition, which forms part of the Fire Cadets’ Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, saw a total ...

  • 03/04/2018

    New Chief Signs in at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Jo Turton started work today as the Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive for Essex, taking over from Adam Eckley who retires after 33 years in the Fire and Rescue Service. Her experience managing complex organisations, and expertise in delivering organisational and cultural change in a ...

  • 29/03/2018

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service publishes gender pay gap report

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has today published its gender pay gap report for 2017 - 18. This report shows that during this time period ECFRS had an average pay gap of 15.6%. Gender pay gap and equal pay are different things. The gender pay gap measures the difference in average ...

  • 26/03/2018

    ECFRS celebrates supermarket partnership at community event

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) and Tesco joined forces last week to recognise the outstanding work done by mutual staff based in Witham. Now in its second year, ECFRS and Tesco’s partnership sees colleagues based at the Witham supermarket released during working hours to take ...

  • 12/03/2018

    Press to test. Monthly is best.

    A national campaign launches today to remind people that having working smoke alarms can save their life in the event of a fire in the home, and encourages people to test their smoke alarms on a monthly basis. Messages will be promoted on the radio, online and on social media platforms. As ...

  • 09/03/2018

    Show your mum you care this Mother's Day

    This Mother’s Day make sure your mum is safe from the risk of fire by checking she has a working smoke alarm in her home. Whether you’re going out for a meal, popping over to her house with some flowers or giving her a call from across the miles, it’s a good chance to make sure ...

  • 07/03/2018

    Essex Emergency Services Press for Progress #IWD2018

    International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on March 8. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe and highlights the need to further progress towards gender parity. This year’s theme is to ‘Press for ...

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