Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

  • 17/09/2018

    Do you care for someone in Saffron Walden?

    Saffron Walden residents are invited to a week long free event to meet emergency services, get information from support organisations and help them understand how to stay safe, well and secure in their community. SafeWellSecure takes place between 24 - 29 September, and sees emergency services ...

  • 10/09/2018

    Businesses urged to reduce false alarms and save £1 billion

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is encouraging businesses to make simple changes to reduce the number of false alarms at their premises. Last year ECFRS firefighters responded to more than 2500 incidents triggered by automatic fire alarm systems that activated when there was no ...

  • 10/09/2018

    Twelve new firefighters join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Twelve new wholetime firefighters have marked the end of their initial training course and been honoured at a passing out ceremony attended by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst, family and ...

  • 07/09/2018

    Is your chimney ready?

    Now that the hot summery weather is a fading into distant memory and a cooler autumn chill is the air we want to remind everyone who has an open fire or burner to get their chimneys swept. As part of this year’s national Chimney Fire Safety week (3-9 September) Essex County Fire and ...

  • 30/08/2018

    Help us improve our communications to you

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is asking Essex residents for their opinion on how they would like to hear out about the Fire Service. Currently, ECFRS communicates main messages through social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ...

  • 22/08/2018

    Hard-hitting road safety messages delivered to Colchester Garrison Troops

    Over 300 soldiers at Colchester Garrison have spent time with Essex County Fire and Rescue's Road Safety team to address the fact they fall into a high-risk category when driving. Essex County Fire and Rescue's Road Safety team hosted the event at Merville Barracks which gave an insight ...

  • 21/08/2018

    Essex Fire Cadets take victory at inaugural National Fire Cadet Games

    Essex County Fire and Rescue's Fire Cadets have been crowned champions at the inaugural National Fire Cadets Games. 19 Fire and Rescue Services were represented by teams of cadets at the event in London, which took place over on 18 and 19 August and saw cadets tasked with completing a course ...

  • 20/08/2018

    Is your parking putting lives at risk?

    Firefighters are urging people not to put lives at risk through inconsiderate parking Badly parked cars are making it difficult to reach incidents as well as stopping access to nearby water supplies. Double parking, parking on junctions and parking over fire hydrants are just some of the ...

  • 10/08/2018

    Fire service and police work together to share safety messages in schools

    Community education officers are now delivering fire and police safety messages to school children in Essex. The collaboration between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) and Essex Police began in 2016 and the fire service's Education Team have been delivering joint messages since ...

  • 09/08/2018

    Is your home really smoke alarmed?

    Did you know that smoke alarms alert occupants to just under half of fires in homes? The reason isn’t because they’re unreliable – they provide the best protection for keeping you and your family safe and giving you a chance of escaping without injury. The main reason is in ...

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