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  • 04/02/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a week long recruitment drive in Dovercourt for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of Dovercourt Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your community. ...

  • 04/02/2020

    Winter Warmer appeal helps thousands of families in North Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Winter Warmer appeal has helped thousands of families in Essex so far. For the past eight years Les Nicoll, Community Builder at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has set up the Winter Warmers pop-up shop in Dovercourt. The appeal was set up to ...

  • 29/01/2020

    Meet Sean, an on-call firefighter in Great Baddow

    Thirty-six-year-old Sean Goodchild is a security officer for the Ministry of Defence who is also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter. Sean has always had an interest in the Fire Service so he became an on-call firefighter at Great Baddow Fire Station. “The role fits ...

  • 28/01/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Waltham Abbey?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a week long recruitment drive in Waltham Abbey for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of Waltham Abbey Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your community. ...

  • 27/01/2020

    Meet Karl, an on-call firefighter in Great Baddow

    Fifty-year-old Karl Benham is a personal wellness coach and he's also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter. Karl works from home and is able to give his time at Great Baddow Fire Station during the day and at weekends. He is paid for his time on standby and then ...

  • 23/01/2020

    Cameron thanked for calling 999 after safety talk at school

    A Halstead boy from The Ramsey Academy has been thanked by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for calling 999 when he saw smoke coming from a motorhome. Cameron, who is 11-years-old was putting the rubbish out at around 5pm in Halstead on January 6, when he heard a smoke alarm going ...

  • 21/01/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Great Baddow?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a recruitment drive in Great Baddow for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of Great Baddow Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your community. You’ll ...

  • 20/01/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding week long recruitment drives in Great Baddow, Waltham Abbey, Dovercourt and South Woodham Ferrers for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re aged over 18 and live or work within five minutes of one of these stations, ...

  • 16/01/2020

    Students thank Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for inspiring them

    Twelve students from The Ongar Academy visited the Service's Headquarters today (16 January) to learn more about the different roles within the Service and about the variety of career opportunities on offer. Watch Manager Dave Bond from Blue Watch at Orsett Fire Station organised the visit ...

  • 14/01/2020

    Could a fire engine get through your road in an emergency?

    Firefighters are urging drivers to be considerate when leaving their cars after crews were delayed due to bad parking. Over the weekend, Saffron Walden firefighters were delayed on their return from an incident by cars that were double parked on a road. Crews had to knock on doors to locate ...

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