Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 08/12/2017

    Festive lights and decorations: be safe this Christmas

    Christmas is a time of festivities, being with those we love and sharing gifts. It’s also the time of year that we dust off decorations and lights that have been kept hidden away for 12 months – or occasionally treat ourselves to new ones. That could mean fairy lights, candles, ...

  • 06/12/2017

    Fire service issue fire safety advice to horse owners and livery yards

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging livery yards and stables to check their fire safety measures following a devastating fire at a livery yard in Burnham which killed a dozen horses this week. Head of Technical Fire Safety, Mark Earwicker, said: “By their very nature, stables ...

  • 30/11/2017

    Essex Business Excellence Award Winners

    Last night (Wednesday 29 November) our Community Development and Safeguarding team won an award at the Essex Business Excellence Awards 2017 for their brilliant work and dedication to making our communities safer. The team's work with children and adults through the Firebreak, Fire Cadets ...

  • 30/11/2017

    Two cooking oil fires in one day: Are you using your kitchen safely?

    Did you know that three quarters of all house fires in Essex start in the kitchen? Yesterday (Wednesday 29 November), two separate fires related to cooking oil broke out within hours of each other - leaving homes severely damaged. The first fire, which has left a kitchen in Thorpe Bay badly ...

  • 16/11/2017

    Chinese delegation benefit from ECFRS' globally recognised standards

    A delegation from the Jiangsu Fire Service in China visited Essex earlier this month with the aim of continuing to improve and reform their fire and rescue service. This year’s visit, which took place between 1 - 11 November, focused on the issue of training, with Chinese ...

  • 10/11/2017

    ECFRS shows respect to armed forces in Remembrance Service

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service colleagues gathered this morning (Friday 10 November) to show their respect for our Armed Forces ahead of Remembrance Sunday. A parade including both uniformed and support staff took place at Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, before a two-minute silence ...

  • 02/11/2017

    Community celebrate Great Baddow Fire Station's 50th birthday

    Great Baddow Fire Station opened its doors to hundreds of visitors on Saturday 28 October. The Fire Station, which was celebrating 50 years of being open, welcomed local residents of all ages to look around the station. Visitors enjoyed watching demonstrations, looking around and sitting in a ...

  • 01/11/2017

    Remember stay safe this Bonfire Night

    With Bonfire night coming up we want to remind everyone about how to have a happy and safe time. The best way to stay safe on bonfire night is to go to a properly organised fireworks display rather than holding your own party in the back garden. The displays are often free and some raise money ...

  • 26/10/2017

    Don't let your Halloween end in a nightmare

    Halloween can be a fun time for the whole family but to avoid the day ending in a nightmare we advise everyone to take extra care a read our fire safety tips: Follow our safety advice to have a safe Halloween: It is far safer to use flickering LED candles than real candles in pumpkins and ...

  • 25/10/2017

    Award-winning Firebreak programme recognised for innovation

    Essex County Fire and Rescue's Firebreak programme has been recognised for its innovative approach by HM Prison and Probation Service and The European Social Fund. Firebreak, a five day intervention programme delivered by operational firefighters, won the innovation category at the European ...

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