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  • 12/02/2021

    Stay Safe this Chinese New Year

    Celebrations will take place on Friday 12 February as people throughout the County mark the Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Ox. But while celebrations are going on it is important to take some simple precautions to ensure that all those enjoying themselves are as ...

  • 08/02/2021

    Could you be an apprentice with the fire service?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week this week. With almost 100 colleagues currently completing apprenticeships, ECFRS will be telling some of their stories throughout the week, to encourage others to ...

  • 06/02/2021

    Fire Service warning ahead of Storm Darcy

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is warning Essex residents to be prepared for heavy snow and ice for the next few days. The warning comes after Met Office UK issued weather yellow and amber snow and ice warnings from 11pm Saturday (6 February) through to midday on Wednesday (10 ...

  • 05/02/2021

    Fire Service raises awareness about National HIV Testing Week

    This week is National HIV Testing Week (1-7 February) and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been raising awareness about the importance of regular testing among key populations to reduce the numbers of undiagnosed people and those diagnosed late. While new HIV diagnoses have continued to ...

  • 04/02/2021

    Fire service honours staff at online awards ceremony

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has honoured its long serving employees in a special awards presentation. The event, which was held online for the first time due to Covid-19 restrictions, celebrated the long servicing fire service employees that have ...

  • 04/02/2021

    Firefighter shares mental health advice on Time to Talk Day

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter is sharing mental health advice on Time to Talk Day to encourage people to reach out for support when they need it. We can all struggle with mental health issues, no matter who you are. Many people label firefighters as heroes and for some, ...

  • 02/02/2021

    Essex Resilience Forum stands down major incident declaration

    Essex Resilience Forum stands down ‘major incident’ declaration as health systems are in a stable state across Greater Essex. In response to a significant growing demand on hospitals and health and social care services across Essex, the Essex Resilience Forum ...

  • 02/02/2021

    Charity Tuesday: On-call firefighter fundraising for emergency services

    Saffron Walden on-call firefighter, Leszek Galczynski, is raising money for emergency services colleagues by completing the Chester Treadmill Test while carrying a Breathing Apparatus cylinders training set 21 times in 21 days. He is raising money as part of the Blue Light Get Active ...

  • 01/02/2021

    Don't let your cooking turn into a kitchen nightmare

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are urging everyone to stay safe while cooking at home to avoid having a kitchen nightmare. Each year cooking causes more accidental fire in the home than anything else. And it’s not just kitchens ...

  • 01/02/2021

    Fire Service celebrates LGBT History Month 2021

    Throughout February, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is joining individuals and organisations around the world in celebrating LGBT History Month. As an equal opportunities employer that promotes an inclusive workplace, ECFRS will be celebrating the month with its staff by proudly flying the ...

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