Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 28/06/2022

    Lifesaving defibrillator at Leigh Fire Station in memory of Sir David Amess

    The memory of the late Sir David Amess MP has been marked in a special way at Leigh Fire Station thanks to the donation of a lifesaving defibrillator from a local football team. The Leigh Rockets, who play at Blenheim Park just behind the fire station in Blenheim Chase, have donated £1700 ...

  • 28/06/2022

    Essex firefighters train in Kosovo as part of UK International Search and Rescue

    Two Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters have recently completed training in Kosovo as part of the UK International Search and Rescue (UKISAR) team. Crew Manager Darren Woodward, who is based with the Urban Search and Rescue team in Lexden, and Rob Wingar, a Firefighter at ...

  • 24/06/2022

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service signs Armed Forces Covenant

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, to formally pledge its support to members of the Armed Forces community. The covenant recognises the Service’s commitment to ensure the fair treatment of all staff who have served, or will serve in the Armed Forces, ...

  • 24/06/2022

    On-call Firefighter Dane North's Charity Challenge

    On-call Firefighter Dane North will walk 300 miles (480km) in 10 days to raise money for mental health charity Mind. Dane will trek from Carver Barracks in Wimbish, where he is a Lance Corporal in 29 Engineer Regiment, to Brotton, near Redcar in North Yorkshire, where he grew up. The ...

  • 23/06/2022

    Celebrating Essex Fire Museum's 15th Anniversary

    Around 300 people visited the Essex Fire Museum on Sunday 12th June and enjoyed a special event to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Firefighters from Grays Red Watch performed a simulation rescue with an Aerial Ladder Platform and ran a chip pan demonstration with Community Safety Officer Roy ...

  • 20/06/2022

    Living safe and well at home, ECFRS offers home fire safety advice

    The cost of living is rising across the country but Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to still take fire safety precautions in their home to make sure they stay safe. The advice comes as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) national Home Fire Safety Week campaign ...

  • 19/06/2022

    Like father, like son

    Father’s Day has a special significance for three firefighters at Dovercourt Fire Station. Station Manager Jason Gould, Watch Manager Dan Davis and Crew Manager Tom Jewell have all followed in their fathers’ footsteps at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Jason’s dad Tony ...

  • 16/06/2022

    Stay Safe Essex this summer

    Summer is a busy period for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. As the temperatures are set to rise across our county over the next few days, the Service is giving its best advice to help prevent incidents and help people stay safe this summer. The Service usually sees a rise in ...

  • 14/06/2022

    Grenfell: Five Years On

    Today marks the five year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Chris Parker, Director of Operations at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It’s five years since that awful day when 72 people sadly lost their lives and hundreds more lost their homes. We were all shocked ...

  • 04/06/2022

    Volunteers Week 2022: Meet Steve, a volunteer vaccinator

    Throughout the pandemic, staff from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have volunteered their time to support their communities. From driving ambulances to helping to move equipment between community hospitals, delivering food and medicine to people who are vulnerable and self-isolating and to ...

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