Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 13/08/2021

    Fire Service gives camping safety advice

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has launched its summer safety campaign to help everyone who lives, works and travels in Essex to stay safe this summer. If you’re planning a camping trip this summer, the Service advises happy campers to use torches instead of candles and set up ...

  • 09/08/2021

    Essex Fire Cadet receives Chief Fire Officer commendation

    Fire Cadet Jack Good from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been presented with a Chief Fire Officer commendation for carrying out lifesaving actions when a man had a suspected heart attack while Jack was at work. Jack, 18, is a Fire Cadet at Great Baddow Fire Station and was working ...

  • 04/08/2021

    Canvey firefighters give caravan safety advice to 4,000 residents

    Firefighters at Canvey Island Fire Station have given safety advice to approximately 4,000 residents living in caravans and static homes in Canvey. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has launched a summer safety campaign and part of its campaign is to contact every caravan site in Essex ...

  • 02/08/2021

    Caravan safely this summer

    Firefighters and Community Safety Officers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be contacting every caravan site in Essex this summer to offer fire safety advice to holidaymakers and residents. The campaign was designed following a ...

  • 01/08/2021

    Essex firefighter honoured 71 years after tragedy

    An Essex firefighter killed in the line of duty 71 years ago has been honoured with a memorial plaque in Boreham. Hector Keeley, 42, died when he was trapped under a fire appliance at an incident in Boreham in July 1950. A plaque, part of the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) Red Plaque ...

  • 31/07/2021

    Witham firefighters appeal to residents to park considerately

    Firefighters from Witham Fire Station are appealing to Witham residents to consider how they park after firefighters were delayed getting to a house fire by badly parked cars. On-call firefighters from Witham rushed to a house fire in Greenwell Road in Witham during the early hours of ...

  • 30/07/2021

    Waltham Abbey Fire Station converts to an on-call fire station

    Waltham Abbey 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 1 August, ...

  • 30/07/2021

    Fire Service welcomes 11 new firefighters

    Eleven new wholetime firefighters have been welcomed into Essex County Fire and Rescue Service during a passing out ceremony attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive Jo Turton and Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex ...

  • 28/07/2021

    Fire Service gives advice to barbeque safely

    Summer may have been a bit of a wash out so far but before we know it barbeques will be sizzling across Essex and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving its advice to barbeque safely. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking everyone cooking up an al fresco feast to follow ...

  • 27/07/2021

    Fundraiser Oakley special fire service visit

    A seven-year-old boy from Colchester has been thanked by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team for his outstanding fundraising efforts. Oakley Stobbs raised money for the NHS during lockdown by drawing more than 100 pictures and ...

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