Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 17/04/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is Ready, Willing and Able

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s Ready, Wiling and Able campaign to show how fire and rescue services across the UK are going the extra mile to protect their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Service is taking on ...

  • 17/04/2020

    Control staff thank kind-hearted baker

    Our Control Room team are continuing to work hard at our Service Headquarters. So amateur baker Samantha's gesture, sending in a consignment of sweet treats, was particularly welcome. Over the last two weeks, Samantha has been baking goodies for NHS staff, including at Basildon, ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Woman escapes tumble dryer fire thanks to smoke alarm

    A woman has thanked firefighters and given a warning to Essex residents after she had a lucky escape from a house fire. Amy Newstead was at her home in Rawreth, near Wickford, with Flossie her Pug, when she heard the sound of her smoke alarms. Knowing where her smoke alarms are, ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Essex organisations work to help the public stay safe at home

    Organisations across Essex have come together to help keep residents safe while they spend more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Stay Safe at Home campaign, which launches today, focuses on five risks to people during this challenging ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Videos shared to help young people learn new skills

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has shared a number of videos to help young people learn new skills and to help those working towards completing Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Service’s Duke of Edinburgh Officer, Christina Prior, has shared a number of short lessons from map symbols to ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Stay safe this Easter weekend

    With the bank holiday weekend almost upon us, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wants to share home fire safety advice to make sure everyone has a safe Easter weekend. The sunshine is set to continue throughout the weekend and you might be thinking of having a barbeque or a bonfire. The ...

  • 08/04/2020

    Fire Service issues safety plea to public after increase in garden fires

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued a plea to anyone with outdoor space after an increase of almost 100% in garden fires during March. Firefighters were called to 55 garden fires in March 2020, compared to 28 in the same month in 2018 and 2019. Causes of the fires ...

  • 07/04/2020

    Essex firefighters to drive ambulances in bid to support the Ambulance Service

    Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be joining NHS staff on the frontline from tomorrow, to support them in their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. The 10 firefighters, who are on-call firefighters at fire stations across Essex, will begin work as ambulance ...

  • 07/04/2020

    Charity Tuesday: Lyndsey volunteers to deliver food parcels

    Lyndsey Gymer, an on-call firefighter at Maldon Fire Station, has been going beyond the call of duty to deliver food parcels to those in need. She got chatting to the owners of eco-friendly “refill” shop Silo, in Maldon, and found out it was doing deliveries to help people when ...

  • 06/04/2020

    Essex public sector organisations support NHS through pandemic

    Staff from Essex's public sector organisations have united to support their colleagues in the NHS to ensure community care provision continues during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last weekend, volunteers from a number of public sector organisations worked ...

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