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  • 17/07/2020

    Fire Service gives safety advice for water sports

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has given safety advice for water sports ahead of the summer holidays. With warmer weather on the way, many people might look to enjoy the outdoors in the water by swimming, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding. Water sports have gained popularity during ...

  • 15/07/2020

    Do you live or work close to Dovercourt Fire Station?

    Dovercourt Fire Station is on the look out for people who spend their days or nights close by. The fire station, which is based on Fronks Road, is recruiting on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of the station and are paid to respond to incidents when called ...

  • 14/07/2020

    Charity Tuesday: Firefighter raises £700 after running 52 miles in 2 days

    An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service firefighter has raised £700 for The Fire Fighters Charity after running 52miles, the equivalent of two marathons, in 48 hours. On 3 July, Watch Manager Andre Turner laced up his trainers at 6am for his first of 13 runs. After clocking 4 miles in just ...

  • 13/07/2020

    Fire Service helps make almost 700 ambulances available during pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been working with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust during the pandemic, helping to make 696 ambulances available during the pandemic. During the last 12 weeks, on-call firefighters from the Service have given 8,350 hours and have responded to ...

  • 09/07/2020

    Do you live or work close to Waltham Abbey Fire Station?

    Waltham Abbey Fire Station is on the look out for people who spend their days or nights close by. The fire station, which is based on Sewardstone Road, is recruiting on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of the station and are paid to respond to incidents when called ...

  • 06/07/2020

    Fire Service issues bonfire safety advice after two large fires in one afternoon

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued bonfire safety advice after two bonfires caused two large fires within half an hour of each other over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, two separate incidents occured in North Essex which saw eight crews dispatched. The first incident in St ...

  • 02/07/2020

    Fire Service gives swimming safety advice for summer

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has issued swimming safety advice for summer while swimming pools are closed. With summer in full swing, many people will be heading to beaches and parks to enjoy the sunshine and if you’re tempted to cool off in the water, make sure you’re ...

  • 01/07/2020

    Do you live or work close to South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station?

    South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station is on the look out for people who spend their days or nights close by. The fire station, which is based on Ferrers Road, is recruiting on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of the station and are paid to respond to incidents when ...

  • 30/06/2020

    Fizz's first fire: Essex's Fire Investigation Dog starts work

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Fire Investigation Dog has attended her first incident after starting a six-month trial with the Service last week. Fizz, the sprocker spaniel, accompanied by her handler, Graham Currie, joined Fire Investigators and Crime Scene Investigators ...

  • 30/06/2020

    Debunking the myth: Hand sanitiser in cars DO NOT pose a fire risk

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council in refuting reports claiming that hand sanitiser kept in vehicles can pose a fire risk. Following widespread news coverage claiming that hand sanitiser kept in vehicles can pose a fire risk, the National Fire ...

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