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  • 07/11/2020

    Fire Service gives advice to celebrate Diwali safely

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to celebrate safely during the up-coming Diwali celebrations. Diwali is known as the “Festival of the Lights” and celebrations often involve fireworks, candles, earthenware oil lamps (Divas) and cooking special ...

  • 29/10/2020

    Owner thanks firefighters after pony rescue

    An owner has thanked Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters who rescued her pony after he had fallen in a ditch. An on-call firefighter whose full-time job involves working with horses put his expertise into action when he was called to rescue a pony. Firefighters were ...

  • 28/10/2020

    Fire Service uses smartphone app to find motorists trapped in water

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters used what3words, a free smartphone app to help locate three drivers who were trapped in floodwater in Mountnessing over the weekend. After the Service received a call from the drivers, a crew from Leigh Fire Station was sent to rescue three ...

  • 27/10/2020

    Firefighter Winston Rollock celebrates 20 years' service

    As part of Black History Month Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is proud to celebrate Firefighter Winston Rollock completing his 20 year long service milestone. Winston has dedicated 20 years’ service and was awarded with his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal during a ...

  • 26/10/2020

    University students given fire safety advice

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

  • 25/10/2020

    Fire Service and partners visit almost 2,150 homes in Rayne and West Mersea

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and its partners knocked on 2,146 doors in West Mersea and in Rayne and provided more than 200 smoke alarms during recent Safe, Well and Secure events. The Service’s Operational and Community Risk North team was supported by firefighters, its Safe and ...

  • 23/10/2020

    Fire dogs make their virtual debut for special school

    Pupils at a special school near Colchester were given the opportunity to see Essex’s first Fire Investigation Dog in action this week, despite current Covid-19 restrictions. On Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) live streamed interactive ...

  • 23/10/2020

    Fire Service welcomes newest on-call recruits

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed ten new on-call firefighters after they completed their training and joined stations across the county. The squad started their six-week basic training course in August, covering core skills that firefighters use in their roles such as using ...

  • 19/10/2020

    Fire Service shares advice for a happy and safe Halloween

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing safety advice to keep residents in Essex safe this Halloween. Halloween might be different this year with Covid-19 guidance but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a happy and safe Halloween. Essex County Fire and ...

  • 14/10/2020

    Show some respect this Fireworks Night

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents in Essex to keep safe this bonfire and fireworks season. With many organised events cancelled, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual as people celebrate in their own gardens. We are asking everyone ...

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