Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 20/03/2019

    Report finds moisturisers and creams can be flammable hazards

    An academic report has found that various moisturisers and creams may cause clothing and textiles to ignite significantly quicker than they would normally when they come into contact. The report, which was commissioned by Anglia Ruskin University and supported by several partners including our ...

  • 19/03/2019

    Two oven fires in one day: never leave items on top of your hob

    Did you know that three quarters of all house fires in Essex start in the kitchen? This morning (Tuesday 19 March), two separate fires broke out within hours of each other after items that were left on top of the cooker caught alight. The first incident, in Little Clacton, was ...

  • 05/03/2019

    Be extra flippin careful this Pancake Day!

    Did you know that half of all house fires start in the kitchen? While Pancake Day is a British family favourite and tradition for many of us, it’s also by far the day where most smoke alarms go off. Why’s that? Well, put simply: family fun can also mean fire, if basic safety ...

  • 01/03/2019

    Launching our 2019 wholetime firefighter campaign

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is inviting people to apply to become wholetime firefighters. Recruitment will open on Tuesday 16 April at 6.30am, and will run for one week, or until 1200 people apply. The announcement follows last year’s wholetime recruitment drive, ...

  • 25/02/2019

    Search and Rescue dog Kirby retires

    Our Search and Rescue dog Kirby has retired after a career at our Service spanning more than 80 dog years. Kirby, 11, will bravely step down from operational duties with immediate effect following advice from vets after first visiting our Service at seven weeks old. Initially attached to ...

  • 19/02/2019

    Taster sessions aimed at BAME applicants

    Good communicator? Community minded? Physically fit? We’re looking for you. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is taking positive action to encourage people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to come and try out a new career. We want our workforce to be as ...

  • 30/01/2019

    Safety visits to reassure Clacton residents

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have been visiting homes in Clacton to check smoke alarms and give fire safety advice following a tragic fatal flat fire earlier this week. The incident happened in Langham Drive, Clacton on Monday 28 January just after 9am. Firefighters rushed to scene and ...

  • 30/01/2019

    Winter Fire Safety Advice

    Winter is usually a busy time for fire services as we face an increase in calls to house fires caused by candles, portable heaters, fireplaces/wood burners and electric blankets. Watch Manager Paul Pemberton, said: "As a fire service we see a sharp rise in the number of incidents we ...

  • 29/01/2019

    Almost 150 Essex residents try out firefighter tests

    Almost 150 Essex residents visited Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to understand the role of a modern day firefighter. Despite the cold weather, attendees at the Service Training Centre in Witham tried out the bleep test, ladder lift, equipment carry, casualty evacuation ...

  • 18/01/2019

    Eleven new firefighters join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Eleven new wholetime firefighters have marked the end of their initial training course and been honoured at a passing out ceremony attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner, family ...

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