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  • 09/04/2020

    Videos shared to help young people learn new skills

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has shared a number of videos to help young people learn new skills and to help those working towards completing Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Service’s Duke of Edinburgh Officer, Christina Prior, has shared a number of short lessons from map symbols to ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Stay safe this Easter weekend

    With the bank holiday weekend almost upon us, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants to share home fire safety advice to make sure everyone has a safe Easter weekend. The sunshine is set to continue throughout the weekend and you might be thinking of having a barbeque or a bonfire. The ...

  • 08/04/2020

    Fire Service issues safety plea to public after increase in garden fires

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued a plea to anyone with outdoor space after an increase of almost 100% in garden fires during March. Firefighters were called to 55 garden fires in March 2020, compared to 28 in the same month in 2018 and 2019. Causes of the fires ...

  • 07/04/2020

    Essex firefighters to drive ambulances in bid to support the Ambulance Service

    Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be joining NHS staff on the frontline from tomorrow, to support them in their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. The 10 firefighters, who are on-call firefighters at fire stations across Essex, will begin work as ambulance ...

  • 07/04/2020

    Charity Tuesday: Lyndsey volunteers to deliver food parcels

    Lyndsey Gymer, an on-call firefighter at Maldon Fire Station, has been going beyond the call of duty to deliver food parcels to those in need. She got chatting to the owners of eco-friendly “refill” shop Silo, in Maldon, and found out it was doing deliveries to help people when ...

  • 06/04/2020

    Essex public sector organisations support NHS through pandemic

    Staff from Essex's public sector organisations have united to support their colleagues in the NHS to ensure community care provision continues during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last weekend, volunteers from a number of public sector organisations worked ...

  • 03/04/2020

    Fire service outlines new style home safety visits during pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has outlined new ways of continuing its home fire safety and safe and well visits during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ECFRS visits around 8500 homes a year to fit and check smoke alarms, give fire and home safety advice and give support ...

  • 02/04/2020

    Emergency services launch online education hub

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police have launched an online education hub to enable them to continue delivering safety lessons to children while schools are closed. The two emergency services work collaboratively to deliver fire safety and crime prevention advice in lessons and ...

  • 01/04/2020

    Dovercourt Fire Station converts to on-call

    Dovercourt Fire Station has taken its next step to becoming an on-call fire station, thanks to the support of the local community and the commitment of staff at the station. Currently the station sees firefighters respond from home during evenings and weekends. As of today (1 April) it ...

  • 31/03/2020

    Give your fire service some space

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public to consider how much space it needs - for both its staff and its vehicles. Last week there were multiples reports of members of the public getting too close to staff members and not following the government’s social distancing ...

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