Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 30/10/2018

    Don't let your Halloween end in a nightmare

    Halloween can be a fun time for the whole family but to avoid the day ending in a nightmare we advise everyone to take extra care and read our fire safety tips: Follow our safety advice to have a safe Halloween: It is far safer to use LED candles than real candles in pumpkins and as part ...

  • 19/10/2018

    Search and rescue dogs from across the UK to visit Essex for boat training event

    Search and Rescue dogs from across the UK are heading to Essex this weekend to put their skills to the test in a boat-related exercise. The event, which is the biggest of its kind in this country, will see 28 dogs from a variety of emergency services from as far afield as the highlands of ...

  • 03/10/2018

    Fire Safety Advice for University Students

    As thousands of young people across Essex get ready to start university, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are offering some help and advice to keep them fire safe in their halls of residence and student homes. While university is a fun and exciting time to make new friends, learn new skills ...

  • 28/09/2018

    Residents are Safe, Well and Secure in Saffron Walden

    Community Safety teams have been out and about in Saffron Walden this week as part of a multi-agency #safewellsecure six day safety event, from 24 to 29 September. Emergency services and partner organisations have been working together across the town, sharing resources and making sure people ...

  • 27/09/2018

    Mary wins award for Community Speed Watch programme

    Congratulations to Community Speed Watch Co-ordinator Mary Whiley who was crowned winner of a prestigious award at the annual Essex Police Awards on Tuesday (25 September). Mary scooped the trophy in the Public and Partnership category for her outstanding work leading the Community Speed Watch ...

  • 17/09/2018

    Do you care for someone in Saffron Walden?

    Saffron Walden residents are invited to a week long free event to meet emergency services, get information from support organisations and help them understand how to stay safe, well and secure in their community. SafeWellSecure takes place between 24 - 29 September, and sees emergency services ...

  • 10/09/2018

    Businesses urged to reduce false alarms and save £1 billion

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is encouraging businesses to make simple changes to reduce the number of false alarms at their premises. Last year ECFRS firefighters responded to more than 2500 incidents triggered by automatic fire alarm systems that activated when there was no ...

  • 10/09/2018

    Twelve new firefighters join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Twelve new wholetime firefighters have marked the end of their initial training course and been honoured at a passing out ceremony attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst, family and ...

  • 07/09/2018

    Is your chimney ready?

    Now that the hot summery weather is a fading into distant memory and a cooler autumn chill is the air we want to remind everyone who has an open fire or burner to get their chimneys swept. As part of this year’s national Chimney Fire Safety week (3-9 September) Essex County Fire and ...

  • 30/08/2018

    Help us improve our communications to you

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is asking Essex residents for their opinion on how they would like to hear out about the Fire Service. Currently, ECFRS communicates main messages through social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ...

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