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  • 16/05/2022

    Pushing for equality progress at emergency services IDAHOBIT event

    Essex’s emergency services are coming together tomorrow to push for LGBTQ+ equality progress as part of an IDAHOBIT event. IDAHOBIT stands for the ‘International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia’ which is a globally recognised date falling on ...

  • 12/05/2022

    Fire Museum thanks local family for loaning vintage fire engine

    A vintage fire engine built nearly 100 years ago has been added to Essex Fire Museum's collection. The 1930 Albion Merryweather, which has had a colourful history and is believed to be one of the last remaining in existence, has been loaned by a local family. William Edwards, who ...

  • 09/05/2022

    £1.4 million investment to improve Shoeburyness Fire Station

    Residents and businesses in Shoeburyness and its surrounding areas will have a new, modern fire station and community building thanks to investment from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex. The fire station, in Shoebury High Street, will be fully developed into a ...

  • 06/05/2022

    Do you include people with reduced hearing in your fire risk assessment?

    This Deaf Awareness Week, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is raising awareness of safety measures to make sure people with reduced hearing can be alerted to fire. The Service’s Protection team works with businesses to make sure steps are taken to reduce the risk of fire to keep staff ...

  • 02/05/2022

    Could a spring clean save your life?

    This month, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging everyone to tidy their escape routes to ensure they are clear if needed in an emergency. As part of the Fire Kills campaign, we are asking people to clear the clutter that may be blocking escape routes and to make sure their ...

  • 29/04/2022

    Fire service offers free sensory smoke alarms for people with reduced hearing

    This Deaf Awareness Week, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is raising awareness of its free offer to fit sensory smoke alarms that can alert people with reduced hearing to a fire in their home. The Fire Service offers a free home visit to all Essex residents where staff visit ...

  • 26/04/2022

    Fire service encourages people to stay safe whilst enjoying the water

    Did you know that Essex County Fire and Rescue Service plays an important role in water rescues? And we have one of the longest coastlines of any county in England, along with rivers and waterside locations that people enjoy all year round. That’s why our Service is taking part in the ...

  • 21/04/2022

    Great Dunmow Fire Station's partnership with Essex Police

    Firefighters in Great Dunmow will continue to respond to incidents while their fire station is temporarily closed, thanks to a partnership with Essex Police. Great Dunmow Fire Station, in Stortford Road, has shut for a scheduled 4 ½ weeks while essential resurfacing work takes place at ...

  • 15/04/2022

    Firefighters carry out high-rise training exercise with partners

    Firefighters descended on Southend City Centre as part of a training exercise to replicate an incident in a high-rise building. Crews from Southend (two appliances plus and Aerial Ladder Platform), Leigh, Basildon, Shoeburyness, Rochford and Grays, Witham's Incident Command Unit and our ...

  • 14/04/2022

    Fire Service welcomes 10 new firefighters

    Ten new wholetime firefighters have been welcomed into Essex County Fire and Rescue Service during a passing out ceremony at the Service Training Centre in Witham today. The new recruits will be heading to Basildon, Brentwood, Grays, Harlow and Loughton fire stations. The ceremony was ...

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