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  • 02/07/2020

    Fire Service gives swimming safety advice for summer

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued swimming safety advice for summer while swimming pools are closed. With summer in full swing, many people will be heading to beaches and parks to enjoy the sunshine and if you’re tempted to cool off in the water, make sure you’re ...

  • 01/07/2020

    Do you live or work close to South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station?

    South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station is on the look out for people who spend their days or nights close by. The fire station, which is based on Ferrers Road, is recruiting on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of the station and are paid to respond to incidents when ...

  • 30/06/2020

    Fizz's first fire: Essex's Fire Investigation Dog starts work

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Fire Investigation Dog has attended her first incident after starting a six-month trial with the Service last week. Fizz, the sprocker spaniel, accompanied by her handler, Graham Currie, joined Fire Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators ...

  • 30/06/2020

    Debunking the myth: Hand sanitiser in cars DO NOT pose a fire risk

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council in refuting reports claiming that hand sanitiser kept in vehicles can pose a fire risk. Following widespread news coverage claiming that hand sanitiser kept in vehicles can pose a fire risk, the National Fire ...

  • 26/06/2020

    Fire service works with local organisations to reach vulnerable people

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has worked with 12 Essex partners and charities to distribute fire safety advice to 1500 vulnerable people in Essex. The Service produced specific home fire safety leaflets for people shielding at home, designed to reduce the risk of a fire in the ...

  • 25/06/2020

    Essex Fire's community safety team reassures residents after fatal fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been reassuring residents in Epping and giving them safety advice after a fatal fire. Community safety teams visited Woodland Grove, where a man sadly died on Sunday, to spread safety messages and make sure homes have smoke alarms. Community ...

  • 24/06/2020

    Essex's first ever Fire Investigation dog

    Essex's first ever Fire Investigation dog is now working to protect the county after completing her training recently. Three-year-old Sprocker Spaniel Fizz will take part in fire investigations across Essex for an initial six month trial period, and support Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 24/06/2020

    Do you live or work close to Great Baddow Fire Station?

    Great Baddow Fire Station is on the look out for people who spend their days or nights close by. The fire station, which is based on Longmead Avenue, is recruiting on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of the station and are paid to respond to incidents when called ...

  • 23/06/2020

    Charity Tuesday: Firefighter set to run 52 miles in 2 days for charity

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is preparing to run 52 miles in 48 hours to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. On 3 July, Watch Manager Andre Turner will run 52 miles in 48 hours, which is the equivalent of two marathons, to raise as much as possible for a charity ...

  • 19/06/2020

    Fire Service continues to support vulnerable people during pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has partnered with Colchester charity, Community 360, to deliver fire safety leaflets to vulnerable people in the area. The Service has produced some specific home fire safety leaflets for people shielding at home, designed to reduce the risk of a fire in the ...

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