Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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