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  • 08/03/2022

    Essex emergency services celebrate International Womens Day together

    Staff from Essex’s emergency services are holding a virtual conference today to celebrate International Women’s Day. Each year on 8 March, colleagues from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, the East of England Ambulance Service ...

  • 03/03/2022

    Crews from Epping and Billericay guests at Royal Visit

    Crews from Epping and Billericay were guests at a visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s (EHAAT) airbase at North Weald on Tuesday March 1. EHAAT is a local life-saving charity and works alongside the hospitals, emergency ...

  • 03/03/2022

    Fire Service starts collection for Ukrainian refugees

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has started collecting donations to be delivered to the Polish border for Ukrainian refugees. The Service is reaching out to colleagues and residents in Essex to donate essential items for refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Joanna Lisowska-Dyer, ...

  • 19/02/2022

    An exceptional day for the Service

    Storm Eunice Update Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has said yesterday was an ‘exceptional day’ for the Service. Between 10am and 9pm, the control room and crews dealt with around 500 calls, with up to 100 calls an hour during the peak of Storm Eunice. Area Manager Neil ...

  • 18/02/2022

    Fire and Rescue Service deals with nearly 400 calls so far - Storm Eunice Update

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has dealt with nearly 400 calls since the start of Storm Eunice this morning. We have attended collapsed buildings, overturned vehicles, large trees that have been brought down by the high winds as well as small fires and other incidents happening across the ...

  • 17/02/2022

    Fire Service warning ahead of Storm Eunice

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning Essex residents to be prepared for strong winds and gales that look set to be sweeping the county over the next few days. The worst of Storm Eunice looks set to arrive during daylight hours tomorrow (Friday) with winds of 60 to 70mph ...

  • 11/02/2022

    Keep the spark in your relationship and out of the kitchen this Valentine's Day

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to take extra care if planning to cook a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at home. The Service is asking budding romantics to be careful in the kitchen and when using candles to avoid firefighters gate-crashing ...

  • 11/02/2022

    Our Apprentice success rate is above national average

    As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (7 – 13 February) Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been recognising how apprenticeships can boost success in organisations and help people to build their dream careers. Apprentices in our Service are based across the county, at our fire ...

  • 08/02/2022

    Firefighters help brave Stanley in his cancer battle

    Six-year-old Stanley Batten was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December last year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service heard about Stanley through a friend of his family and wanted to put a smile on his face. Watch Manager at ...

  • 02/02/2022

    Great Baddow Fire Station converts to an on-call fire station

    As the clock struck 9am on Tuesday 1 February, Great Baddow Fire Station officially converted from a day-crewed fire station to an on-call fire station. As an on-call fire station, a team of 14 on-call firefighters will respond to incidents from work or home at all ...

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