Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 29/08/2019

    Do you live or work in Great Baddow?

    Come to Great Baddow Fire Station open day on Saturday 21 September. Great Baddow Fire Station is on the look-out for new on-call firefighters, who are a vital part of today's fire and rescue service. The call comes as part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s countywide ...

  • 05/08/2019

    Extra 21 Down Syndrome Firebreak at Maldon Fire Station

    A group of young people with Down Syndrome and their siblings have taken part a special Firebreak course at Maldon Fire Station. The four day course, which was funded by the Worshipful Company of Firefighters was organised with the charity Down Syndrome Extra 21, a charity who the fire ...

  • 01/08/2019

    How many smoke alarms do you have?

    Fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home. Most people know that working smoke alarms save lives. They provide the vital early warning that allows for a safe escape and a tragedy avoided. But, despite the ...

  • 23/07/2019

    Becoming an on-call firefighter at 18: Harry's story

    With one week left until he takes his final assessment, new recruit Harry Clack is almost ready to start attending incidents with Maldon Fire Station as one of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's youngest on-call firefighters. "I visited Maldon Fire station when I was seven years old ...

  • 12/07/2019

    Fire Cadets celebrate winning Volunteer Team of the Year Award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Fire Cadets have gone the 'extra mile' to win the Volunteer Team of the Year Award at the My Home Life Essex FaNs (Friends and Neighbours) Awards held on June 27, 2019. The FaNs charity help to keep older people in Essex Care homes ...

  • 05/07/2019

    "We're not volunteers" - life on-call at Wickford: Trevor's story

    “I don’t think people fully understand what our job entails; they think we’re volunteers who go to the station, attend an incident and then just go home again,” said Trevor Cox, Watch Manager at Wickford Fire Station. Trevor joined Wickford’s on-call fire station ...

  • 05/07/2019

    Children from Chernobyl visit Billericay Fire Station

    Billericay firefighters have welcomed 12 children from Ukraine, who are visiting Essex as part of a project run by the South Essex Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity. The charity supports children and their families from who have been affected by the Chernobyl nuclear ...

  • 02/07/2019

    Firefighter Gary Mussett retires from West Mersea after 40 years

    Firefighter Gary Mussett has retired from Essex County Fire and Resacue Service after completing exactly 40 years as an on-call firefighter at West Mersea Fire Station. Joining back on 2 July 1979, Gary became part of a proud family tradition – initially serving alongside his father David ...

  • 01/07/2019

    Safety first for summer cooking

    With the summer holidays fast approaching, many children across Essex will be spending more time in the kitchen. But whether they’re lending a hand or simply seeking a snack, it’s important to make sure that they know the hazards in your kitchen. So as part of the Fire Kills ...

  • 21/06/2019

    Why every day is #BringYourDogtoWorkDay for Graham

    Today is national Bring Your Dog to Work Day, but for Urban Search and Rescue Dog Jarvis and his handler Graham Currie every day is just that. “Jarvis is with me pretty much 24/7 - whether that’s on station, at home or out and about.” Graham ...

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