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  • 20/09/2020

    Gas Safety Week 2020

    It’s Gas Safety Week and with many people relying on gas to cook and keep their home warm, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving advice to help people stay safe. Below are ten tips from the Service and the Gas Safe Register to keep you safe at home: Always use a Gas Safe ...

  • 15/09/2020

    Charity Tuesday: Angela set to walk in memory of her brother

    Angela Crook, ICT Business Analyst at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, will be walking 10 miles in her brother Steve's memory on Saturday 24 October, as part of the Campaign Against Living Miserably's (CALM) The Lost Hours Walk. On 10 October 2009, Angela's ...

  • 04/09/2020

    Fire Service dogs put through their paces at a national training exercise

    Jarvis (pictured front left), Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Search and Rescue dog and Fizz (pictured front right), the Service’s Fire Investigation dog, were joined by dogs from Kent, Hampshire and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services at a training exercise on 2 and 3 ...

  • 04/09/2020

    Fire Service and partners visit 800 homes in Burnham-on-Crouch

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service worked with Essex Police, Maldon District Council and social isolation organisation United in Kind to hold a two day Safe, Well and Secure event in Burnham-on-Crouch. Held on 2 and 3 September, the event saw the Service’s Operational Risk Team for North ...

  • 28/08/2020

    Fire Service welcomes new firefighters at virtual celebration

    Five new wholetime firefighters have been honoured at a virtual passing out ceremony attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton and Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner Beginning their training in May this ...

  • 24/08/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting wholetime firefighters

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has announced it will be recruiting wholetime firefighters for at least 18 months. Recruitment opened on Tuesday 25 August, and unlike previous years, will not have a cut off point for application numbers. The recruitment campaign celebrates the ...

  • 20/08/2020

    Fire Service FireBike motorcycle instructors thanked following course

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s FireBike motorcycle instructors have been thanked for holding the "best day's training". The FireBike team held its first Advanced Machine Skills course since lockdown on Sunday (16 August), teaching 10 motorcyclists at Wethersfield ...

  • 13/08/2020

    Safety advice for driving in heavy rain

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning drivers to take extra care on the roads following forecasted heavy rain in Essex. Jim Palmer, Assistant Director, Head of Prevention and Protection said: "Driving in wet conditions can be dangerous especially after a ...

  • 06/08/2020

    Fire Service issues safety advice for hot weather

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued safety advice ahead of this week’s hot temperatures. With the temperatures set to rise, the risk of fire increases - especially in dry weather - and the Service wants to help keep Essex residents safe. James Palmer, Assistant Director of ...

  • 05/08/2020

    Sprinklers to be installed at three tower blocks in Essex

    Sprinkler funding applications have been granted to three tower blocks in Essex, helping to keep residents safe in their homes. Since 2013, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has part-funded and supported the retrofitting of sprinklers in high risk premises in Essex. The latest ...

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