Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 21/10/2019

    International Control Room Week: 'Every emergency starts with us' Jason's story

    Every year, thousands of people across Essex find themselves involved in or witnessing an emergency. Instinctively, they all dial 999. But who are those reassuring, ever-present voices on the other end of the line? Well, they're Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Control ...

  • 14/10/2019

    Candle Fire Safety Week: Snuff out the fire risk

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is asking people to take care this Candle Fire Safety Week and snuff out the risk of fire in their homes. With winter fast approaching, a few candles scattered round the room can lend a warm glow to an evening in or add some festive cheer to the ...

  • 30/09/2019

    Home Safety Week 2019 #SafeHome19

    This week, Essex County Fire and Service (ECFRS) is sharing fire safety advice to help you keep your home safe. As part of the National Fire Chiefs Council’s Home Safety Week 2019 campaign which runs from 30 September – 6 October, the Service will be sharing home safety tips ...

  • 28/09/2019

    Student Fire Safety Week 2019

    With new students settling in to their new homes and new routines and returning students getting back in to the swing of all things university, Essex County Fire and Rescue Sevice is encouraging all students to have a think about their fire safety. Andrea MacAlister, Head of Community Safety, ...

  • 26/09/2019

    Fire service at 21, VIP at 100: Hocky Hockets' incredible story

    A 100-year-old lady who helped to keep Essex safe during World War Two returned to the fire station she first served at last week. ‘Hocky’ Hockets, who was based at the original fire station in Orsett Road Grays in what was then the National Fire Service, was greeted by family ...

  • 25/09/2019

    Changes made to firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighters are going to look slightly different from today after being issued with new firefighting PPE. From today, all Essex firefighters will be wearing their new and improved kit to help them carry out their roles while better protected and more ...

  • 23/09/2019

    Have your say on the future priorities of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Consultation starts today - let us know your views 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 begins today (Monday 23 September). In 2019, Essex’s first ever Fire and Rescue ...

  • 20/09/2019

    Ongar residents sign up to become on-call firefighters

    Following a house fire in Ongar on Saturday Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has spent time in the community talking to residents about fire safety and recruitment. Visiting homes in the town, firefighters and members of the Community Safety Team took time to ensure that residents felt ...

  • 20/09/2019

    Firefighters and staff celebrate long service

    We celebrated some of our dedicated firefighters and staff on Tuesday during a special ceremony in Chelmsford. Firefighters and support staff members were invited to a special ceremony at The Lion Inn in Boreham on Tuesday 17 September where they were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct ...

  • 02/09/2019

    Get sweeping for Chimney Fire Safety Week

    Chimney fires in England accounted for over 4,200 incidents dealt with by fire and rescue services between April 2016 and March 2017. This year’s Chimney Fire Safety Week (2 – 9 September), part of the national fire safety campaign, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is calling ...

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