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  • 03/06/2021

    Firefighter thanked for helping to rescue two kittens

    Station Manager Toby Ingham in the Emergency Planning team at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been thanked for his role in helping to rescue two four-week-old kittens that fell down a drain in Waltham Abbey over the weekend. Toby was called to rescue the two kittens ...

  • 02/06/2021

    Fire Cadet praised after using first aid to help a man

    Fire Cadet Jack Good from Great Baddow Fire Station has been thanked by a man who he helped after a suspected heart attack using his first aid training gained with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Jack, one of more than 160 Fire Cadets in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, has been ...

  • 31/05/2021

    Fire Service thanks volunteers for their dedication during pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has thanked its dedicated volunteers as it celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2021. As part of the national Volunteers’ Week campaign (1 June - 7 June) to thank the country’s volunteers, ECFRS has given a big thank you to its army of ...

  • 31/05/2021

    Fire Service celebrates Pride month

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will celebrate Pride month with virtual celebrations for the second year running. The Service's LGBTQ+ staff support group, BEING, will be promoting virtual celebrations for staff to celebrate throughout June. BEING is one of many staff ...

  • 28/05/2021

    Help us reduce deliberate outdoor fires

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging parents and guardians to talk to their children about the dangers of setting fires to help prevent deliberate outdoor fires this summer. Last year, the fire service was called to 4,390 outdoor ...

  • 27/05/2021

    Canvey Island Fire Station set to hold its first training course

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is set to hold its first on-call firefighter training course at Canvey Island Fire Station following a successful recruitment drive in the town. Following a recent recruitment campaign, more than 30 candidates who expressed their interest in the role of an ...

  • 26/05/2021

    Firefighter spends more than 2,000 hours driving ambulances

    An on-call firefighter from Hawkwell has spent more than 2,000 hours driving ambulances during the Covid-19 pandemic. Kevin Cope, an on-call firefighter at Hawkwell Fire Station since 2015, is one of 19 on-call firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service that trained to drive ...

  • 23/05/2021

    Burnham-on-Crouch firefighters recognised for using dementia awareness training

    Watch Manager Steve Faircloth and Crew Manager Jonathon Vincent, both on-call firefighters at Burnham-on-Crouch Fire Station won a Special Performance Recognition Award from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for helping to bring a man living with dementia to safety. Steve and Jon, both based ...

  • 21/05/2021

    Off-duty fire officer helps neighbour after chip-pan fire

    It's been seven years since Paul Pemberton was a firefighter – but when his neighbour’s chip pan caught alight his training “kicked in”. Paul, Impairment and Disability Officer at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service took control of the ...

  • 19/05/2021

    Sprinklers to be installed at seven housing estates in Basildon

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has contributed funding for the installation of sprinkler systems throughout seven housing estates in Basildon. Since 2013, the fire service has part-funded and supported the ...

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