Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 16/05/2017

    Beware of garden weed burners

    A fire safety warning has been issued by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service after two fires were started by gas burners used to kill weeds. Firefighters attended two garden fires in Clacton in the past two weeks caused by weed burners. The first incident happened on Friday 28 April and ...

  • 15/05/2017

    Prince William, the Beckhams and Buckingham Palace - Donna Finch MBE

    Having worked for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for 13 years, Donna Finch is well known for her work with young people and vulnerable adults. In that time, she’s helped more than 5,000 students, long-term unemployed people and juvenile offenders to better themselves – and in ...

  • 15/05/2017

    One year on: fire service and Ambulance celebrate community scheme

    It has now been a year since firefighters from Basildon, Colchester, Frinton, Coggeshall, Newport and Ongar began responding to cardiac arrest calls as part of the Co-responding pilot. In that time, our Service has attended more than 200 blue light medical emergencies, working in partnership ...

  • 09/05/2017

    Here's how a spring clean could save your life

    Picture the scene: you hear your smoke alarm in your kitchen, rush out of bed and get downstairs, where you’re stunned to see smoke everywhere. You can’t see your way to the front door, so you head out towards the back to safety. But wait - those boxes in front of your back door that ...

  • 04/05/2017

    Calling West Mersea residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is on the lookout for on-call firefighters in West Mersea. West Mersea Fire Station is looking to boost its numbers by hiring more on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of the fire ...

  • 02/05/2017

    Community work following house fire in Basildon

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have visited hundreds of homes in Basildon following a serious house fire in Beambridge yesterday (Monday 1 May). The team of sixteen firefighters and community safety officers have knocked on over 200 doors and spoken to local residents to give home fire ...

  • 25/04/2017

    Statement from Chairman, Essex Fire Authority, Cllr Anthony Hedley

    Statement from Chairman, Essex Fire Authority, Cllr Anthony Hedley “With immediate effect, today (Tuesday 25 April) David Johnson has been dismissed as Chief Fire Officer for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. This dismissal follows a robust process in compliance with the law in ...

  • 24/04/2017

    Be Water Aware

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Water Safety and Drowning Prevention campaign - Be Water Aware, which launched today (Monday 24 April). The campaign raises awareness of the dangers of everyday activities near water after ...

  • 10/04/2017

    Halstead homes for the elderly given excellent fire protection

    Twenty homes for the elderly have had sprinkler systems fitted to protect them from fire, thanks to funding from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. The fire service has been working with local charity ‘Courtauld Homes of Rest’ to fit the fire protection systems to all of their 20 ...

  • 04/04/2017

    Response to firefighter heart attack research

    Following research released today linking exposure to high temperatures to increased risk in suffering a heart attack, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has responded to reassure firefighters and the public of the work they do to reduce health risk. The study, published by researchers ...

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