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  • 01/04/2022

    Fire Service celebrates bravery, courage, innovation and dedication

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service celebrated the hard work and efforts of its people at a special awards ceremony this week. Firefighters were commended for their bravery and support staff were recognised for the important roles they play to keep people safe. At the event at Hylands House ...

  • 24/03/2022

    Safeguarding Fire Standard

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is leading the way when it comes to protecting communities. In the last three years Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has completed 2,394 safeguarding referrals ensuring that potentially vulnerable people are kept safe from harm. The Service’s own ...

  • 24/03/2022

    Assistant Director of Human Resources volunteers at Ipswich Hospital

    Jac Thorold, Assistant Director of Human Resources at ECFRS, is giving her time as a ward assistant at Ipswich Hospital. Jac’s mother-in-law and father-in-law were admitted to the hospital over the Christmas period and sadly passed away. She says volunteering is a great way to thank NHS ...

  • 23/03/2022

    Fire service honours long serving staff at awards ceremony

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has honoured its long serving employees in a special awards presentation. The event, the Service’s biggest ever Long Service and Good Conduct ceremony, celebrated long serving fire service employees that have ...

  • 22/03/2022

    Cycle challenge raises more than £1,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity

    Well done to our North East Command Group managers Simon Dedman, Danny Partridge and Scott Meekings, and Station Managers Carl Pullen, Pete Neal, Quentin Sage, Syd Barrett and Stuart Hare who cycled the entire length of their area this weekend from Manningtree to Burnham, a total of 200km in ...

  • 17/03/2022

    Thank you Thursday: Fire Service gives a BIG thank you to everyone who donated t

    This #ThankyouThursday Joanna Lisowska-Dyer, Fire Safety Officer at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, wants to thank everyone who supported the collection at Great Baddow Fire Station for refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Joanna started the collection on Monday, 28 February after ...

  • 17/03/2022

    Cycle Challenge for The Fire Fighters Charity

    Eight Group and Station Managers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be using their pedal power this weekend to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. The North East Command Group Managers, Simon Dedman, Dan Partridge and Scott Meekings, and Station Managers Carl Pullen, Pete ...

  • 17/03/2022

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service becomes accredited as an inclusive employer

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has achieved bronze status in the Inclusive Employers Standard. It is the first time the Service has applied for accreditation and is delighted that its work to become a more inclusive employer has been recognised. Colette Black, Essex County ...

  • 16/03/2022

    South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station holds its first on-call firefighter training

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding its first on-call firefighter training course at South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station this week. Seven trainee on-call firefighters began their training at South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station on Monday, 15 March and will take on a two-week intensive ...

  • 15/03/2022

    Fire Service plays a part in helping refugees fleeing Ukraine

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been playing a part in helping refugees fleeing Ukraine by collecting essential items and donating equipment for firefighters. The Service appealed to the public and colleagues to donate essential items for refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine and was ...

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