Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 29/03/2021

    Help is here to reduce smoking fire risk

    If you are a smoker, or know someone who is, you will have heard many reasons why you should consider quitting. But have you ever considered the fire risk associated with smoking? And what are you doing to reduce that risk? This month Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 23/03/2021

    Fire Service supplies more than 8,000 smoke alarms to vulnerable residents

    In 2020, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Prevention team carried out 5,006 home fire safety visits to vulnerable people in Essex where they fitted 7,142 smoke alarms including 838 sensory alarms. The team also supplied 942 smoke alarms during doorstep deliveries for ...

  • 18/03/2021

    Fire service Urban Search and Rescue train with the Army

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) has spent four days carrying out a training exercise with the Army. Organised by ECFRS’s Crew Manager Antony Clement, the exercise, named Tower Descent 21, saw the fire service join forces with 1 Troop 15 ...

  • 17/03/2021

    ECFRS significantly reduces gender pay gap

    A newly published report has shown that Essex County Fire and Rescue’s gender pay gap has continued to decrease since publishing was made mandatory in 2018. The report shows that in 2020 there was an average pay gap of 2.4%, down from 15.6% in 2018. Gender pay gap measures the ...

  • 10/03/2021

    Maldon residents, do you have working smoke alarms?

    Research carried out by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service found that the Maldon district has the lowest smoke alarm ownership in Essex. In 2018, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service carried out a survey across Essex to find out how many people had working smoke alarms. The Service offers ...

  • 08/03/2021

    Essex emergency services celebrate International Womens Day

    Staff from Essex’s emergency services are set to hold a virtual conference to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March. Each year on 8 March, colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Essex Police and the Police, Fire ...

  • 07/03/2021

    "I felt that there was something missing," Lyndsey's on-call firefighter journey

    As national on-call fire-fighter week draws to a close, an Essex on-call firefighter has shared her experience of the role and offered advice to anyone thinking about applying. Lyndsey Gymer, 38, is an on-call firefighter at Maldon Fire Station and has been in the role for almost two ...

  • 06/03/2021

    Nine new firefighters join on-call fire stations across Essex

    Nine new on-call firefighters have completed their training and joined on-call fire stations across Essex. Essex County Fire and Rescue’s newest on-call firefighter recruits started the six-week course in January and covered core skills such as ladders, water pumping and road traffic ...

  • 05/03/2021

    Fire Service first apprentice firefighters pass with flying colours

    In January 2019, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service introduced an apprenticeship programme as part of its wholetime firefighter training course to equip new firefighters with qualifications. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s first squad to embark on the apprenticeship started their ...

  • 03/03/2021

    Fire dogs and handler pass annual licence test

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Investigation and Search and Rescue dogs and handler Graham Currie have passed their annual relicensing tests. Jim Beaird, lead instructor from Essex Police’s Dog Section, put Graham, sprocker spaniel Fizz and cocker spaniel Jarvis through ...

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