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  • 09/05/2020

    Firefighters help to welcome babies into the world

    Two Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters who have been working as ambulance drivers with the East of England Ambulance Service helped welcome two baby boys into the world. Adriaan Phillipsen has been an on-call firefighter at Frinton Fire Station for 14 years and to help during the ...

  • 07/05/2020

    Public reminded: 'Don't stay, take it away' as lockdown continues

    Takeaway customers are being reminded they should consume their purchases at home under the Covid-19 lockdown regulations. With the lockdown continuing until at least Thursday 7 May - and an indication from the Government that the rules will not change over the bank holiday weekend ...

  • 04/05/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service provides sensory smoke alarms

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is helping people with sensory impairments to consider their home fire safety as part of Deaf Awareness Week. The Service will be sharing messages about how it can provide sensory smoke alarms and advice on preventing fire in your home during a free home fire ...

  • 30/04/2020

    ThankyouThursday: 20 years on... Grays resident thanks crews

    A member of the public surprised Blue Watch firefighters at Grays Fire Station as they started their shift, when he made an impromptu visit with goodie bags full of food. The visit and the donations were even more special to the crew, as Peter and his family had been saved from a house fire ...

  • 30/04/2020

    Fire Fitness Team offer advice to people working from home

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) Fitness Team has put together a series of exercises to help people avoid injuries when working from home. The team, who usually spend their days testing recruits and training firefighters, has seen an increase in colleagues and the ...

  • 29/04/2020

    Firefighters donate snack box to local hospital

    Red Watch at Harlow Fire Station stocked up on sweets and treats to create a snack box for colleagues in the NHS. After speaking to a family friend who is nurse at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Watch Manager Steve Harrison and his colleagues wanted to help in any way they could. The ...

  • 28/04/2020

    Volunteers help at hospitals during pandemic

    Hard-working volunteers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have helped to increase hospital capacity in Essex in the fight against Covid-19. On Saturday, an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service team was tasked with moving equipment out of Mayfield Community Hospital in Thurrock ready ...

  • 24/04/2020

    Can you help decorate fire stations in Essex?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sending a call out to children to help decorate its fire stations with colourings, drawings and cards. By sending in the artwork to their local fire station, children can help play a part in building community spirit at this difficult ...

  • 24/04/2020

    Essex firefighters continue to support ambulance service

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's support for the ambulance service and other partners is continuing during the pandemic with Service instructors the latest to offer their skills. Paul Smith, Chris Faulkner and Tony Mead, all Driving Instructors at the Service, are ...

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