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  • 13/05/2021

    Mental Health Awareness Week: Ben tells his story

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is sharing mental health advice during Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage people to reach out for support when they need it. We can all struggle with mental health issues, no matter who you are. As a Service, Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 11/05/2021

    Fire Service welcomes seven on-call recruits

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed seven new on-call firefighters after they completed their initial training and joined stations across the county. The squad started their six-week basic training course in March, covering core skills that firefighters use in their roles such ...

  • 06/05/2021

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service supports Covid-19 vaccination drive

    A number of staff at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have joined the fight against the pandemic by becoming vaccinators. Responding to the national appeal for volunteers, staff at the fire service have undergone 50 hours of training to become fully ...

  • 01/05/2021

    Could a spring clean save your life?

    This month, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging everyone to tidy their escape routes to ensure they are clear if needed in an emergency. As part of the Fire Kills campaign, ECFRS is asking people to clear the clutter that may be blocking escape routes and to make sure their ...

  • 23/04/2021

    Fire Service urge Essex residents to Be Water Aware

    As the current Covid-19 restrictions ease it is anticipated many people will head to coastal locations and inland water beauty spots. Few people would think they might become a water incident statistic. But the fact is in the UK in 2019 more people died from accidental drowning than cyclists did on ...

  • 23/04/2021

    Basildon Firefighters receive Chief Fire Officer award

    Firefighters from Basildon Fire Station’s Green Watch have been awarded Chief Fire Officer Commendations for carrying out lifesaving activities at a traumatic incident. The incident took place earlier this year and saw the crew quickly assess a traumatic situation and use their skills and ...

  • 17/04/2021

    You won't regret it - Essex fire cadet on completing the DofE Award

    As the country prepares to pay its final respects to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has been reflecting on the achievements so many young people have celebrated as a direct result of his youth awards. ECFRS has delivered the Duke of ...

  • 16/04/2021

    Fire Service welcomes 13 new firefighters

    Essex County Fire and Rescue has welcomed 13 wholetime firefighters during a dedicated ceremony. The Service’s new recruits were welcomed into the Service by Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive Jo Turton and their Station Managers while their proud families and friends looked on ...

  • 12/04/2021

    Fire Service gives advice to celebrate Ramadan safely

    As Muslim communities prepare to celebrate a second Ramadan in the pandemic, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish the Muslim communities of Essex ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy period of Ramadan. During ...

  • 09/04/2021

    Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive Jo Turton pays tribute to His Royal Highness

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is deeply saddened at the news that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died. As a mark of respect, flags at Service Headquarters and on fire stations across Essex will fly at half-mast in tribute to Prince Philip. Chief Fire ...

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