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  • 15/05/2021

    Waltham Abbey Fire Station holds first training course

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has held its first on-call firefighter training course at Waltham Abbey Fire Station. Seven trainee on-call firefighters began their training at Waltham Abbey Fire Station on Monday, 10 May and will take on a two-week intensive training course before they ...

  • 14/05/2021

    Mental Health Awareness Week: Katie tells her story

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is sharing mental health advice during Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage people to reach out for support when they need it. Katie Maynard admits she was in a dark place seven months ago. Struggling to cope with her boyfriend's ...

  • 14/05/2021

    Fire Service raises awareness of hoarding disorder

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is raising awareness of hoarding disorder as part of National Hoarding Awareness Week (17-23 May) a national campaign to safeguard people with hoarding tendencies. Hoarding disorder is a recognised mental disorder and is defined as acquiring items ...

  • 13/05/2021

    Is your home guest ready?

    Next Monday (17 May), we can gather inside our homes in groups of six or two households and 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 well as thinking about the Covid-19 guidelines, Essex County ...

  • 13/05/2021

    Mental Health Awareness Week: Ben tells his story

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is sharing mental health advice during Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage people to reach out for support when they need it. We can all struggle with mental health issues, no matter who you are. As a Service, Essex County Fire and Rescue ...

  • 11/05/2021

    Fire Service welcomes seven on-call recruits

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed seven new on-call firefighters after they completed their initial training and joined stations across the county. The squad started their six-week basic training course in March, covering core skills that firefighters use in their roles such ...

  • 06/05/2021

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service supports Covid-19 vaccination drive

    A number of staff at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have joined the fight against the pandemic by becoming vaccinators. Responding to the national appeal for volunteers, staff at the fire service have undergone 50 hours of training to become fully ...

  • 01/05/2021

    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, ECFRS is asking people to clear the clutter that may be blocking escape routes and to make sure their ...

  • 23/04/2021

    Fire Service urge Essex residents to Be Water Aware

    As the current Covid-19 restrictions ease it is anticipated many people will head to coastal locations and inland water beauty spots. Few people would think they might become a water incident statistic. But the fact is in the UK in 2019 more people died from accidental drowning than cyclists did on ...

  • 23/04/2021

    Basildon Firefighters receive Chief Fire Officer award

    Firefighters from Basildon Fire Station’s Green Watch have been awarded Chief Fire Officer Commendations for carrying out lifesaving activities at a traumatic incident. The incident took place earlier this year and saw the crew quickly assess a traumatic situation and use their skills and ...

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