Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 28/03/2019

    Achieving my lifelong goal of becoming a firefighter: Mitchell's story

    "Ever since I was born, firefighting is something that’s been in my family," Mitchell Deal said. "My Grandad worked for London Fire Brigade before coming to Essex and then my Dad worked for this Service for 30 years, too. It’s always been the only thing that ...

  • 21/03/2019

    Free business engagement event to support on-call firefighter recruitment

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is inviting businesses owners to a free networking and business engagement event at its Headquarters. The event is aimed at supporting ECFRS’ drive in working with the community to recruit on-call firefighters. On-call firefighters have ...

  • 20/03/2019

    Report finds moisturisers and creams can be flammable hazards

    An academic report has found that various moisturisers and creams may cause clothing and textiles to ignite significantly quicker than they would normally when they come into contact. The report, which was commissioned by Anglia Ruskin University and supported by several partners including our ...

  • 19/03/2019

    Two oven fires in one day: never leave items on top of your hob

    Did you know that three quarters of all house fires in Essex start in the kitchen? This morning (Tuesday 19 March), two separate fires broke out within hours of each other after items that were left on top of the cooker caught alight. The first incident, in Little Clacton, was ...

  • 05/03/2019

    Be extra flippin careful this Pancake Day!

    Did you know that half of all house fires start in the kitchen? While Pancake Day is a British family favourite and tradition for many of us, it’s also by far the day where most smoke alarms go off. Why’s that? Well, put simply: family fun can also mean fire, if basic safety ...

  • 25/02/2019

    Search and Rescue dog Kirby retires

    Our Search and Rescue dog Kirby has retired after a career at our Service spanning more than 80 dog years. Kirby, 11, will bravely step down from operational duties with immediate effect following advice from vets after first visiting our Service at seven weeks old. Initially attached to ...

  • 19/02/2019

    Taster sessions aimed at BAME applicants

    Good communicator? Community minded? Physically fit? We’re looking for you. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is taking positive action to encourage people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to come and try out a new career. We want our workforce to be as ...

  • 30/01/2019

    Safety visits to reassure Clacton residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have been visiting homes in Clacton to check smoke alarms and give fire safety advice following a tragic fatal flat fire earlier this week. The incident happened in Langham Drive, Clacton on Monday 28 January just after 9am. Firefighters rushed to scene and ...

  • 30/01/2019

    Winter Fire Safety Advice

    Winter is usually a busy time for fire services as we face an increase in calls to house fires caused by candles, portable heaters, fireplaces/wood burners and electric blankets. Watch Manager Paul Pemberton, said: "As a fire service we see a sharp rise in the number of incidents we ...

  • 29/01/2019

    Almost 150 Essex residents try out firefighter tests

    Almost 150 Essex residents visited Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to understand the role of a modern day firefighter. Despite the cold weather, attendees at the Service Training Centre in Witham tried out the bleep test, ladder lift, equipment carry, casualty evacuation ...

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