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  • 04/11/2019

    Have you had your say on the future priorities of ECFRS?

    Consultation hits half way mark Hundreds of people have already taken part in a consultation which gives residents the chance to have their say on how the future priorities of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) are delivered. The consultation runs until Friday 13 December ...

  • 04/11/2019

    For Archie: Firefighters to host car wash to help fund life-saving treatment

    Newport firefighters are holding a charity car wash this month to raise money for medical treatment for a little boy called Archie. On Saturday 16 November, the team at Newport Fire Station will be holding a charity car wash from 10am until 3pm to raise money for three-year-old Archie, who ...

  • 30/10/2019

    Firefighters thanked for rescuing dog

    Some of our Brentwood firefighters have been thanked by a man after they rescued his dog from a fox hole. We were called to Merrymeads Park in Brentwood on October 18 after a playful pooch called Ted had followed his nose down a fox hole and couldn’t get out. Ted’s owner Phil and ...

  • 30/10/2019

    Search and Rescue dogs complete huge exercise in Brightlingsea

    Search and Rescue dogs from across the UK took on a challenging two-day exercise in Brightlingsea over the weekend. The exercise, which is the biggest of its kind in the country and involved both fire and rescue service and police dogs from as far afield as Scotland, saw the dogs put through ...

  • 26/10/2019

    International Control Room Week: Meet Jacqui

    It’s International Control Room Week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing some of the faces behind the phones throughout the week. Control Room Operator Jacqui Ferguson is one of the longest serving members of the Service’s control room. With 27 years’ ...

  • 25/10/2019

    International Control Room Week: Meet Sarah

    It’s International Control Room Week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is sharing some of the faces behind the phones throughout the week. Crew Manager Sarah Perks wanted a more varied job and made the leap from an administrative role in a magistrate’s court to the ...

  • 24/10/2019

    UK's best search and rescue dogs to take on two-day exercise in Brightlingsea

    Some of the UK’s best Search and Rescue dogs are set to take on a two-day exercise in Brightlingsea this weekend. The exercise, which will take place at two different sites, will include up to 20 dogs and their handlers. Canines from Fire and Rescue Services and police forces across the ...

  • 23/10/2019

    International Control Room Week: - Meet Kelly

    It’s International Control Room Week and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing some of the faces behind the phones throughout the week. Control Operator Kelly Bingham has been with the Service for seven and a half years. She’s been on both sides of the control phone - in ...

  • 22/10/2019

    Firefighters take on brutal challenge for charity

    Three firefighters took on the Commando Shuffle, a gruelling 30 mile navigational time trial used by the Royal Marines in training while raising money for charity. On one of the hottest days of the summer, Simon Maskell (above left), Andre Turner (centre) and Jon Webster completed the challenge ...

  • 22/10/2019

    International Control Room Week - Ryan's story

    One of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Control Room Operators has been praised by Harlow firefighters for his advice to a family during a kitchen fire. Ryan Gibson has worked in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Control Room for five years and on Sunday, 20 October, he ...

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