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  • 29/05/2020

    Firefighters help 8-year-old boy with 999 charity challenge

    Noah, 8 from Langdon Hills will be 9 tomorrow (30 May) and in the 9 days leading up to his birthday, he has been running 9k each day to raise money for NHS charities. Earlier today, his run took him past Corringham Fire Station where firefighters made a water arch for him and his dad to ...

  • 28/05/2020

    Fire Service thanks dedicated volunteers for their contribution

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has thanked its dedicated volunteers as it celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2020. Ahead of the national Volunteers’ Week campaign to thank the country’s volunteers, ECFRS has given a big thank you to its army of volunteers who give their time all ...

  • 22/05/2020

    Fire Service gives advice on storing rubbish following house fire

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice on storing rubbish after a fire spread to a house in Shoeburyness. Firefighters attended a house fire in Jena Close, Shoeburyness that is believed to have been accelerated by a build up of rubbish next to a house. The fire soon ...

  • 21/05/2020

    ERF thanks residents for their continued efforts to #StayAlertSaveLives

    Essex residents are being thanked for their continued great efforts to protect the NHS and slow the spread of the virus. Simple graphics are being used across social media to help remind people about the continued need for social distancing as well as ...

  • 21/05/2020

    How Essex residents can practice their faith safely during pandemic

    Faith groups across Essex have given advice on how communities can practice their faith and observe and celebrate religious events and festivals. With Ascension Day, Eid-Al-Fitr and Shavout all coming up over the next week, faith leaders want to help communities ...

  • 20/05/2020

    Fire Service welcomes 16 new firefighters

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have welcomed 16 new recruits into the service. The latest wholetime squad completed their training last week, the 16 new recruits were put through their paces on the intensive training course at the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire and at ECFRS’ ...

  • 19/05/2020

    Firefighter raises almost £3,000 for children's cancer charity

    Steve Bonsor, Crew Manager at South Woodham Ferrers, should have been running the London Marathon on 26 April. He has put in hundreds of hours of training, overcome a major injury setback after tearing his calf and has raised nearly £3,000 for Children with Cancer UK...only for the ...

  • 19/05/2020

    Fire Service gives 4,000 hours to drive ambulances

    Nineteen Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters have worked alongside the East of England Ambulance Service to protect Essex residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. The firefighters started their first shifts on Easter Monday and as they begin their sixth week, the team has worked ...

  • 18/05/2020

    Stay safe while cooking

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing cooking safety advice after three kitchen fires happened in the same area in one day. With kitchen fires accounting for a third of all house fires in Essex, the Service is sharing cooking safety advice after three separate kitchen fires related to ...

  • 15/05/2020

    ECFRS encourages acts of kindness as it reminds people 'it's ok not to be ok'

    As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May, 2020), Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people that no matter who you are, it's ok not to be ok. One of the main messages is that mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time, and that mental health is ...

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