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  • 04/02/2021

    Fire service honours staff at online awards ceremony

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has honoured its long serving employees in a special awards presentation. The event, which was held online for the first time due to Covid-19 restrictions, celebrated the long servicing fire service employees that have ...

  • 04/02/2021

    Firefighter shares mental health advice on Time to Talk Day

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is sharing mental health advice on Time to Talk Day 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. Many people label firefighters as heroes and for some, ...

  • 02/02/2021

    Essex Resilience Forum stands down major incident declaration

    Essex Resilience Forum stands down ‘major incident’ declaration as health systems are in a stable state across Greater Essex. In response to a significant growing demand on hospitals and health and social care services across Essex, the Essex Resilience Forum ...

  • 02/02/2021

    Charity Tuesday: On-call firefighter fundraising for emergency services

    Saffron Walden on-call firefighter, Leszek Galczynski, is raising money for emergency services colleagues by completing the Chester Treadmill Test while carrying a Breathing Apparatus cylinders training set 21 times in 21 days. He is raising money as part of the Blue Light Get Active ...

  • 01/02/2021

    Don't let your cooking turn into a kitchen nightmare

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are urging everyone to stay safe while cooking at home to avoid having a kitchen nightmare. Each year cooking causes more accidental fire in the home than anything else. And it’s not just kitchens ...

  • 01/02/2021

    Fire Service celebrates LGBT History Month 2021

    Throughout February, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is joining individuals and organisations around the world in celebrating LGBT History Month. As an equal opportunities employer that promotes an inclusive workplace, ECFRS will be celebrating the month with its staff by proudly flying the ...

  • 29/01/2021

    Fire service host question and answer session with Essex residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service recently hosted a live Q&A session on social media to answer questions from Essex residents about home fire safety and smoke alarms. Due to the latest lockdown restrictions, the fire service has not ...

  • 22/01/2021

    ECFRS praised for Covid-19 response by HMICFRS

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has praised the way Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has continued to keep its public and residents safe while supporting partners through the pandemic. ECFRS was inspected by HMICFRS ...

  • 15/01/2021

    Fire Service responds to 70 flood incidents in 24 hours

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was called to over 180 incidents in 24 hours yesterday after heavy rain caused wide spread flooding across the County. Firefighters responded to around 70 rescue incidents which included a dog who had been swept away in a river in Halstead, a number ...

  • 13/01/2021

    Fire Service set to reassure community after fatal fire

    UPDATE 9pm 13 January: Due to weather warnings in place for tomorrow (14 January), our team will be door knocking on Friday (15 January) instead. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be reassuring residents in Saffron Walden tomorrow (14 January) and will be giving them safety ...

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