Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 23/10/2017

    Essex business owner prosecuted for fire safety breaches

    Essex business owner Razvan Boca has been prosecuted and fined for fire safety breaches. Mr Boca of the Zani Restaurant in Tilbury was prosecuted for failure to comply with the requirements of a Prohibition Notice issued under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Prohibition ...

  • 20/10/2017

    Firefighting Sexism in Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is publically supporting London Fire Brigade’s campaign to ask people to stop using the outdated term ‘fireman’. The campaign, which uses social media to spread the hashtag #firefightingsexism, asks people to use the term ...

  • 19/10/2017

    Happy Safe Diwali

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone celebrating Diwali this week to take extra care. Diwali – known as the Festival of Lights – is a five day celebration that starts today (19 October). The light signifies goodness therefore various lamps are burnt throughout ...

  • 10/10/2017

    Fire Fighters Charity boosts mental health support with new role

    The Fire Fighters Charity has today confirmed its commitment to supporting the mental health of the fire community with the recruitment of a new role to bolster its psychological support services. Now advertising for a new Psychological Services Lead, the Charity aims to strengthen its ...

  • 06/10/2017

    Colchester crew reassures student community following flat fire

    A crew from Colchester Fire Station has been visiting homes to give safety advice following a fire in a flat that started after students were cooking following a night out. Colchester's Red Watch visited home around Capstan Place, where the fire took place, to chat to the residents, who ...

  • 02/10/2017

    Kitchen safety advice for students issued after flat fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has issued kitchen safety advice following a fire in a flat which saw two students rescued. Two crews from Colchester were called to Capstan Place in Colchester in the early hours of this morning (Monday 2 October) after a neighbour heard the ...

  • 02/10/2017

    Roger Hirst takes on role as country's first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

    Mr Hirst, who was elected to become Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in May 2016, took on his new role as the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex on the 1st of October. He is the first PCC in the country to have received approval from the Home Secretary to take on the governance ...

  • 26/09/2017

    Badly parked cars delay firefighters

    Help us help you…. On Sunday night, Halstead firefighters were delayed getting to an incident because of badly parked cars which blocked the quickest route to the incident. The fire crews had to take a different, and longer, route to get the incident because of the way people had parked ...

  • 26/09/2017

    Last fire station open days for 2017

    Don't miss your chance to visit one of our fire station this year - there are just FOUR more open days this year: Brentwood Saturday 30 September Leigh Saturday 30 September Loughton Saturday 30 September Orsett Saturday 14 ...

  • 25/09/2017

    Fire Door Safety Week

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting National Fire Door Safety Week (25 Sep – 1 Oct) to promote the important fire safety message of fire doors save lives and property. Mark Earwicker, Head of Technical Fire Safety, said: “Fire doors are proven to reduce ...

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