Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 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 ...

  • 15/08/2017

    Staying safe at V Festival

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging V Festival goers to follow some simple safety tips to make sure that they stay happy campers throughout the weekend. Fire crews will be on site throughout the festival providing operational response and the Community Safety Team and Road Traffic ...

  • 10/08/2017

    Firefighting fun for girls camp

    Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have spent the day with children at the St John Bosco Centre teaching them firefighting activities and skills. The 100 girls, who come from deprived areas in London, are staying at the camp near Colchester for a week long activity holiday. ...

  • 09/08/2017

    Sheltered housing in Colchester get sprinklers

    Enoch House in Colchester now has sprinklers fitted thanks to part funding by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The sheltered housing scheme in Magnolia Drive, Colchester has 36 flats and is run by Colchester Borough Homes on behalf of Colchester Borough Council. Following an extensive ...

  • 04/08/2017

    Adam Eckley announced as Chief Fire Officer

    Chairman of Essex Fire Authority, Anthony Hedley, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Eckley as Chief Fire Officer for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Adam has been undertaking the role for the past three years and during that time has led the organisation through one of ...

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