Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 03/08/2017

    Is your home properly protected by smoke alarms?

    Did you know that around half of the UK’s house fires aren’t detected by smoke alarms? The most common reason for that is because the fire is out of range – as many homeowners believe having just one smoke alarm is enough to protect their whole property. Most people ...

  • 07/07/2017

    Tesco employees become on-call firefighters

    Two local supermarket employees are swapping their Tesco uniforms for firefighter uniforms to help protect their local community. Ian Noble and Darrel Drake both work at Tesco in the Grove Shopping Centre, Witham, and have successfully completed their training to become on-call firefighters ...

  • 06/07/2017

    Fire service visits 4725 flats to reassure high-rise residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to visit high-rise flats across Essex following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Technical Fire Safety Officers have been carrying out full fire safety checks on high-rise flats in Essex, and have already completed 102 audits. Of the properties ...

  • 03/07/2017

    Three people killed on Essex roads in 24 hours

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued road safety advice following three fatal road traffic collisions in Essex over the weekend. The collisions took place in Littlebury (near Saffron Walden), Epping and Leigh on Sea on Saturday 1 July and in the early hours of Sunday 2 July. Kevin ...

  • 24/06/2017

    Register your household appliances

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents in Essex to check their fridge-freezers after it was confirmed yesterday that the fire in Grenfell Tower was started by a Hotpoint fridge-freezer. The Government is asking consumers who believe they may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer ...

  • 23/06/2017

    Fire safety visits continue in high-rise flats

    This week Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has visited over 50 high-rise flats in Essex to reassure concerned residents and give fire safety advice. The fire service has also begun auditing all high-rise flats to check fire risk assessments, fire doors, escape routes and stairwells. Sixteen ...

  • 20/06/2017

    Safety visits to reassure high-rise residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has committed to visiting all high-rise residential buildings in Essex following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, London, last week. Teams of firefighters, community officers and volunteers will be visiting all 270 high-rise buildings in Essex, starting ...

  • 20/06/2017

    Smoke alarms survey being carried out across Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a survey to find out more about the use of smoke alarms in Essex. The fire service want 100% of residential properties in Essex have a working smoke alarm. So to help them learn more about the homes who are still without one, they have asked ...

  • 19/06/2017

    Live or work in South Woodham Ferrers?

    South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station is on the look-out for new on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s countywide on-call firefighter recruitment campaign. Last year ECFRS held a ...

  • 16/06/2017

    Acting Chief Fire Officer recognised in Queen's birthday honours 2017

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Acting Chief Fire Officer, Adam Eckley, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Adam is to receive the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for distinguished service. Adam has been the Acting Chief Fire Officer since June 2014, having joined ...

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