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  • 04/05/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service provides sensory smoke alarms

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is helping people with sensory impairments to consider their home fire safety as part of Deaf Awareness Week. The Service will be sharing messages about how it can provide sensory smoke alarms and advice on preventing fire in your home during a free home fire ...

  • 30/04/2020

    ThankyouThursday: 20 years on... Grays resident thanks crews

    A member of the public surprised Blue Watch firefighters at Grays Fire Station as they started their shift, when he made an impromptu visit with goodie bags full of food. The visit and the donations were even more special to the crew, as Peter and his family had been saved from a house fire ...

  • 30/04/2020

    Fire Fitness Team offer advice to people working from home

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) Fitness Team has put together a series of exercises to help people avoid injuries when working from home. The team, who usually spend their days testing recruits and training firefighters, has seen an increase in colleagues and the ...

  • 29/04/2020

    Firefighters donate snack box to local hospital

    Red Watch at Harlow Fire Station stocked up on sweets and treats to create a snack box for colleagues in the NHS. After speaking to a family friend who is nurse at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Watch Manager Steve Harrison and his colleagues wanted to help in any way they could. The ...

  • 28/04/2020

    Volunteers help at hospitals during pandemic

    Hard-working volunteers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have helped to increase hospital capacity in Essex in the fight against Covid-19. On Saturday, an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service team was tasked with moving equipment out of Mayfield Community Hospital in Thurrock ready ...

  • 24/04/2020

    Can you help decorate fire stations in Essex?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sending a call out to children to help decorate its fire stations with colourings, drawings and cards. By sending in the artwork to their local fire station, children can help play a part in building community spirit at this difficult ...

  • 24/04/2020

    Essex firefighters continue to support ambulance service

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's support for the ambulance service and other partners is continuing during the pandemic with Service instructors the latest to offer their skills. Paul Smith, Chris Faulkner and Tony Mead, all Driving Instructors at the Service, are ...

  • 22/04/2020

    Celebrate Ramadan safely

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish the Muslim communities of Essex ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy period of Ramadan. During Ramadan a period of fasting is often observed during daylight hours, meaning cooking takes ...

  • 22/04/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service urges residents to be water aware

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) drowning prevention and water safety campaign. The Be Water Aware campaign aims to raise awareness of the risk of accidental drowning. Drowning is amongst the leading causes of accidental ...

  • 17/04/2020

    ECFRS encourages people to donate blood

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to donate blood. Just like people don't stop having fires during a pandemic, people don't stop needing blood. During a time when more people than ever want to take action to help others, the fire and rescue service is ...

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