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  • 28/07/2021

    Fire Service gives advice to barbeque safely

    Summer may have been a bit of a wash out so far but before we know it barbeques will be sizzling across Essex and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving its advice to barbeque safely. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking everyone cooking up an al fresco feast to follow ...

  • 27/07/2021

    Fundraiser Oakley special fire service visit

    A seven-year-old boy from Colchester has been thanked by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team for his outstanding fundraising efforts. Oakley Stobbs raised money for the NHS during lockdown by drawing more than 100 pictures and ...

  • 23/07/2021

    Colchester firefighter receives Chief Fire Officer Commendation

    A Colchester Firefighter has received an award after his quick thinking saved a woman's life. Chris Allan, a firefighter at Colchester Fire Station's Green Watch, was presented with a Chief Fire Officer Commendation on Tuesday 20 July. Chris, 37, was joined by his Green ...

  • 23/07/2021

    Abberton Reservoir visitors receive water and road safety advice

    Firefighters and Prevention officers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service delivered water and road safety advice at Abberton Reservoir as part of Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week. Two ongoing issues at the 1,700-acre reservoir are people swimming in the water and cars racing on the ...

  • 16/07/2021

    Fire Service joins campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour in Essex

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has joined a national campaign that is bringing together people and organisations from across the country to take a stand against anti-social behaviour (ASB) and make communities safer. Running from Monday 19 July – Sunday 25 July ASB ...

  • 16/07/2021

    Fire Service gives advice to stay safe while barbequing

    With the weather brightening up this weekend, barbeques will be sizzling across Essex and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving its advice to barbeque safely. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking everyone cooking up an al fresco feast to follow its advice to enjoy summer ...

  • 15/07/2021

    Fire service gives summer safety advice

    Summer is a busy period for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and the Service is giving its best advice to help prevent incidents and help you to stay safe this summer. The Service usually sees a rise in wildfires in the summer and fires that spread quicker in the dry ...

  • 07/07/2021

    Canvey Island Fire Station holds its first training course

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding its first on-call firefighter training course at Canvey Island Fire Station. Nine trainee on-call firefighters began their training at Canvey Island Fire Station on Monday, 5 July and will take on a two-week intensive training course before they ...

  • 01/07/2021

    Potentially dangerous gas incident averted thanks to Safe and Well Officer Peter

    Safe and Well Officer Peter Glover from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been praised for preventing a potentially dangerous gas incident at a home in Pitsea. Peter was fitting smoke alarms and carrying out safety checks as part of the fire service's free Safe and Well ...

  • 29/06/2021

    Fire Service urges residents to keep an eye on their cooking

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing cooking safety advice throughout July and reveals that just under half of all cooking fires are caused when people are distracted or asleep. Each year cooking causes more accidental fires in the home than anything else. In 2020, there were 260 ...

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