Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 27/02/2018

    Fire service issue chimney fire safety advice

    Since January 1, 2018, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have been to 23 chimney fires in Essex. Five of these fires have happened in the last week. Head of Community Safety, Lee Lucas, said: "Most chimney fires are preventable. The most important advice to help prevent chimney fires ...

  • 22/02/2018

    Essex Audi delivers new FireCar for road safety partnership

    Our Road Traffic Collision Reduction team took delivery of the new FireCar at Service Headquarters on Friday 16 February 2018. The keys to the new FireCar - an Audi S3 - were officially handed over by Darren Thompson, Head of Business at Essex Audi to Chief Fire Officer Adam ...

  • 08/02/2018

    Firefighter down: Dean Wright's heart-stopping story

    On New Year’s Eve, Dean Wright was awoken to a fire call that would end like no other. Just after 7.30am, Dean left his wife and five sons asleep to head to Hawkwell Fire Station – the site that’s formed the opening scene to countless incidents in his 16 years as an on-call ...

  • 22/01/2018

    New Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Panel has confirmed Jo Turton as Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS). Jo’s appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process in November and December 2017, and she will join ECFRS in early April ...

  • 19/01/2018

    Gold Standard! Our Service's students presented with top Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Five young people are celebrating this week after being presented with the ultimate Duke of Edinburgh Award at St. James’ Palace. Amy Gair, Katie Rolfe, Emma Rolfe, Rebecca Draper and David Hopkinson received Gold Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Gap Awards on Tuesday evening, following five ...

  • 16/01/2018

    Register your home appliances

    Have you ever checked if your fridge, tumble dryer or washing machine have been recalled for safety reasons? It happens more often than you might think – and today’s the day you find out how you can keep your peace of mind that your kitchen appliances are safe. Register My ...

  • 08/01/2018

    Fighting the cold together: Winter Warmer returns

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has brought back its popular Winter Warmer initiative, helping over 300 people on its first day. Open between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday this week (8 - 12 January), the Winter Warmer is a pop-up shop offering donated good quality winter clothing, ...

  • 15/12/2017

    Christmas Fire Safety

    Many of the things we enjoy over the Christmas period such as fairy lights, candles, paper hats and decorations can all be fire hazards when proper care is not taken. Follow our top 10 fire safety tips to make sure you stay safe this Christmas. 1. Check your Christmas tree lights ...

  • 15/12/2017

    Taster sessions in January aimed at female applicants

    Teacher? Communicator? Care provider? Community minded? Physically fit? We’re looking for you. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is taking positive action to encourage females to come and try out a new career. We want our workforce to be as diverse as the communities we serve and to ...

  • 12/12/2017

    Student Isabel awarded certificate by fire service

    Last week Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Fire Officer Mark Earwicker went to Southend High School for Girls to present 12 year old Isabel Skirrow with a certificate for her actions when a fire broke out at her home. Isabel was home alone when she noticed strange things happening in the ...

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