Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 23/05/2018

    Emergency services share use of Manningtree Fire Station

    Closer working relationships between the emergency services are now being formed as Manningtree Fire Station becomes a ‘shared-use’ base. The on-call station in The Quay is being used as a drop in location for the Tendring Community Policing Team. The Team’s 23 Police ...

  • 17/05/2018

    Fighting fires and tackling depression - Sam's story

    To raise awareness around mental health, Sam, an on-call firefighter at Wivenhoe, has agreed to share his story publicly. If you are affected by any issues raised within this story, please see the links at the end of the article. Sam's Story “As firefighters, we’re often ...

  • 17/05/2018

    How to celebrate Ramadan safely

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish the Muslim communities of Essex ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy period of Ramadan. During Ramadan a period of fasting is often observed during daylight hours, meaning cooking takes ...

  • 13/05/2018

    On-call firefighters join wholetime firefighters in Clacton

    This year has marked the start of a new period for Clacton Fire Station. Previously Clacton had two fire engines, both of which were crewed by wholetime firefighters - firefighters who work full-time shift patterns and are based at the fire station. In June 2016, changes were agreed for ...

  • 10/05/2018

    Thumbs up mobiles down: My Red Thumb Day 2018

    The Safer Essex Roads Partnership is supporting My Red Thumb Day on May 10, 2018, by encouraging road-users to post selfies of their red thumbs on Facebook. The national campaign day aims to reduce road collisions by encouraging as many people as possible to stop using their mobile phone whilst ...

  • 03/05/2018

    How a spring clean could save your life

    It may be the last month of spring, but there’s still time to squeeze in a final spring clean, and it might just save your life. As part of the Fire Kills campaign we are asking people to clear the clutter that may be blocking escape routes in their homes and to make sure their family, ...

  • 01/05/2018

    Fire Station Open Days 2018

    With the summer season almost upon us, we are excited to announce the list of fire station open days for 2018. Our fire station open days are a brilliant fun day our for all the family. We will have our fire engines and specialist equipment out to show and our firefighters will be on hand to ...

  • 23/04/2018

    On-call firefighter awarded Townsperson of the Year

    An on-call Epping firefighter who has given more than three decades of service to the town has been presented with Epping Town Council's Townsperson of the Year award. Martyn Simmons joined Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in June 1983, aged 27, while working at the Bank of England in ...

  • 23/04/2018

    Be Water and Drowning Aware

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC's) drowning prevention and water safety campaign 'Be Water Aware' which runs from 23rd - 29th April. Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than ...

  • 17/04/2018

    Commendations for life-saving teams

    Last month, a special presentation evening was held at Orsett Fire Station to celebrate and recognise the work of our staff, the East of England Ambulance Service and their Helimed crew at an unusual incident. The incient occured back in February after a member of the public, Brian Abbott, ...

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