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  • 29/06/2021

    Essex Fire Chief announces retirement

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive has announced her retirement after three and a half years in the role. Jo Turton joined the Service in April 2018, immediately setting to work to prioritise the delivery of an organisational and cultural ...

  • 25/06/2021

    Fire Service reflects on what Pride month means

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been celebrating Pride month and with many Pride events cancelled due to the pandemic, staff have reflected on what Pride means to them. The Service usually attends Pride events in Essex where it gives fire safety advice and talks about the different job ...

  • 18/06/2021

    Essex fire dog thanked for helping neighbouring fire service find cause of fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s dog handler Graham Currie and Fire Investigation Dog Fizz have been thanked after assisting at the scene of two fires in Hertfordshire. The pair attended car fires in St Albans, Hertfordshire on Friday 11 June and in Turnford on Monday 14 June ...

  • 11/06/2021

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service partner with The Salvation Army

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide refreshments to firefighters at big incidents. The charity’s Incident Support Unit will be based at Clacton Fire Station and the fire service's Incident Commanders can request it at large ...

  • 08/06/2021

    Barbeque safely this summer

    With the warmer weather set to continue this week, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are re-issuing their barbeque fire safety advice so everyone can enjoy the outdoors safely. Every year the fire service are called to a number of fires that are ...

  • 04/06/2021

    Fire Service staff volunteer to phone vulnerable people in isolation

    During the pandemic, several members of staff from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have been volunteering their time to call elderly and vulnerable people who have been shielding or isolated. Through Community 360, a Colchester based charity that helps to Improve people’s lives in ...

  • 04/06/2021

    Hundreds of volunteers help to make Essex roads safer

    Just over 1,000 trained volunteers are helping to make Essex’s roads safer as part of Community Speed Watch. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service works with colleagues in the Safer Essex Roads Partnership to support the Community Speed Watch scheme which has more than 1,000 trained ...

  • 04/06/2021

    Fire Service volunteers help run Essex Fire Museum

    Essex Fire Museum opened 15 years ago. It is now one of the most popular fire museums in the country – thanks to the small team of volunteers who run it. Mick Ford spends a day a week at the museum at Grays Fire Station where he has been volunteering for about 13 years. He has also ...

  • 03/06/2021

    Fire Service staff volunteer more than 20,000 hours during pandemic

    Staff from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have given thousands of hours to the COVID-19 vaccination programme, testing initiatives and in their communities since the start of the pandemic. Over the course of just over a year, around 200 members of staff have given more ...

  • 03/06/2021

    Fire Service staff volunteer to become vaccinators

    More than 10 colleagues from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have trained as vaccinators and are administering COVID-19 injections. Responding to the national appeal for volunteers, staff at the fire service have undergone 50 hours of training to become fully ...

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