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  • 25/09/2019

    Changes made to firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are going to look slightly different from today after being issued with new firefighting PPE. From today, all Essex firefighters will be wearing their new and improved kit to help them carry out their roles while better protected and more ...

  • 23/09/2019

    Have your say on the future priorities of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Consultation starts today - let us know your views A consultation which gives residents the chance to have their say on how the future priorities of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) are delivered begins today (Monday 23 September). In 2019, Essex’s first ever Fire and Rescue ...

  • 20/09/2019

    Ongar residents sign up to become on-call firefighters

    Following a house fire in Ongar on Saturday Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has spent time in the community talking to residents about fire safety and recruitment. Visiting homes in the town, firefighters and members of the Community Safety Team took time to ensure that residents felt ...

  • 20/09/2019

    Firefighters and staff celebrate long service

    We celebrated some of our dedicated firefighters and staff on Tuesday during a special ceremony in Chelmsford. Firefighters and support staff members were invited to a special ceremony at The Lion Inn in Boreham on Tuesday 17 September where they were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct ...

  • 02/09/2019

    Get sweeping for Chimney Fire Safety Week

    Chimney fires in England accounted for over 4,200 incidents dealt with by fire and rescue services between April 2016 and March 2017. This year’s Chimney Fire Safety Week (2 – 9 September), part of the national fire safety campaign, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is calling ...

  • 02/09/2019

    Do you live or work in South Woodham Ferrers?

    Come to South Woodham Ferrers open day on Sunday 22 September. South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station is on the look-out for new on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s ...

  • 29/08/2019

    Do you live or work in Great Baddow?

    Come to Great Baddow Fire Station open day on Saturday 21 September. Great Baddow Fire Station is on the look-out for new on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s countywide ...

  • 05/08/2019

    Extra 21 Down Syndrome Firebreak at Maldon Fire Station

    A group of young people with Down Syndrome and their siblings have taken part a special Firebreak course at Maldon Fire Station. The four day course, which was funded by the Worshipful Company of Firefighters was organised with the charity Down Syndrome Extra 21, a charity who the fire ...

  • 01/08/2019

    How many smoke alarms do you have?

    Fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home. Most people know that working smoke alarms save lives. They provide the vital early warning that allows for a safe escape and a tragedy avoided. But, despite the ...

  • 23/07/2019

    Becoming an on-call firefighter at 18: Harry's story

    With one week left until he takes his final assessment, new recruit Harry Clack is almost ready to start attending incidents with Maldon Fire Station as one of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's youngest on-call firefighters. "I visited Maldon Fire station when I was seven years old ...

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