Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 03/12/2019

    CharityTuesday: Ben is fundraising for Orchid Male Cancer Support

    Orsett firefighter Ben Whateley-Harris is getting behind Orchid Male Cancer Support by taking on as many events, competitions and races as possible. Ben will complete a range of challenges during the remainder of 2019, following various half marathons and 10 kilometre races. Last month, Ben ...

  • 27/11/2019

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wins prestigious Excellence research award

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has won a 2019 Research Excellence Award for its partnership work with the University of Essex. The award was presented to Andrea MacAlister, Head of Community Safety and Kieron Moir, Home Safety Operations Manager, alongside Dr Gina Reinhardt from the ...

  • 26/11/2019

    Firefighters raise more than £1,500 for life-saving treatment

    Newport firefighters raised more than £1,500 during a charity car wash earlier this month for medical treatment for a little boy called Archie, who was diagnosed with a rare form of Neuroblastoma earlier this year. On Saturday 16 November, the team at Newport Fire Station and a band of ...

  • 22/11/2019

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in Canvey Island?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a recruitment drive in Canvey Island for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you are over 18-years-old and live or work within five minutes of Canvey Island Fire Station, you could become one of more than 500 on-call ...

  • 20/11/2019

    ECFRS celebrates its people in annual awards event

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has recognised its employees during its annual ‘Celebrating Our People Awards’. You can watch the event video here: Over 100 colleagues attended the event at The Lion House, Boreham, on Monday 18 November, which ...

  • 19/11/2019

    Meet Georgina

    Control Room Operator Georgina Trowson has been in the Service’s Control Room for three years. She joined the Service after moving across the county, having worked at Brentwood Go Karting track. “I loved the job at the go kart track and it was really fun and busy, which ...

  • 19/11/2019

    International Mens Day: Living with prostate cancer - Pauls story

    “When people heard that I’d got prostate cancer, some stopped calling me or talking to me. They just didn’t know what to say,” says Paul Burder, Watch Manager at Braintree Fire Station. “When they eventually did, they would ask ‘how are you?’… ...

  • 08/11/2019

    Firefighter called up to England Fire Service Rugby team

    With rugby fever gripping the country over the last few weeks, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service wanted to share the story of its very own rugby whizz… Francesca Jordan. Francesca was recently called up to represent the Women’s England Fire Service Rugby team, after passing ...

  • 07/11/2019

    Architect John revisits South Woodham Ferrers

    South Woodham Ferrers firefighters welcomed a very special guest to their station recently: the man who was behind designing it! John Breavington, who was the original architect when the station was built, had asked workers at the care home he now lives at to arrange a visit. Joined by his ...

  • 05/11/2019

    Fire and Rescue Statement and Annual Report 2018-2019

    Fire and Rescue Statement and Annual Report 2018-2019: Firefighter recruitment, Safe and Well Visits and closer collaboration The 2018-2019 Fire and Rescue Statement and Annual Report for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service shows a Service with new leadership, a stable financial position, ...

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