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  • 22/10/2021

    Fire Service shares advice to help residents creep it real this Halloween

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing safety advice to keep residents in Essex safe this Halloween – to ensure a “gourd” night out for all. The Service wants residents to stay safe and “lift your spirits” during the spooky season and will ...

  • 21/10/2021

    Storm Aurore causes chaos in South Essex

    Following a Met Office amber weather warning, teams at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) dealt with over 100 weather-related incidents last night and into the early hours of this morning. Essex was hit by flooding overnight as heavy rain and strong winds battered the south of the ...

  • 19/10/2021

    Be safe, not sorry, this bonfire night

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has issued a safety warning ahead of annual bonfire night celebrations. With hundreds of people suffering injuries from fireworks each year, ECFRS is urging the public to take necessary precautions, and to be considerate of others during any ...

  • 18/10/2021

    Paying tribute to Sir David Amess MP

    Rick Hylton, Acting Chief Fire Officer, said: "Today we have paid tribute to Sir David Amess MP, following his tragic death on Friday. "Joining in a national silence we recognise that Sir David gave almost 40 years of service to the people of Essex and was a strong supporter of fire ...

  • 11/10/2021

    Fire Service encourages residents to use LED candles

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging Essex residents to swap wax candles for LED candles to help minimise the risk of candle fires as the weather gets colder and darker. During the colder months, the Service often sees a rise in house fires, often caused by ...

  • 08/10/2021

    Our Fleet Services team have been named Employer of the Year!

    Congratulations to our Fleet Services team who have be named Employer of the Year in a national awards. Matthew Parsons, Assistant Engineering Manager, and Ray Thomas, Workshop Manager, received the trophy on behalf of the team at the Society of Operations Engineers' Safety and ...

  • 04/10/2021

    Fire Service calls on residents to act quickly when hearing smoke alarms

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank residents across the county for acting quickly when hearing their neighbours’ smoke alarms going off over the weekend. On Saturday evening alone, the Service was called to six incidents where smoke alarms alerted neighbours to a fire ...

  • 30/09/2021

    Protect your home even while you're not in - test your smoke alarm regularly

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people that smoke alarms need regular testing in order to keep them and their home safe. During October, ECFRS will be encouraging Essex residents to make sure they have enough smoke alarms in the home and that, just as importantly, they ...

  • 28/09/2021

    Fire Service gives safety advice to help reduce autumn and winter fires

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving home fire safety advice to help residents stay safe this autumn and winter. During the colder months, the Service often sees a rise in house fires, often caused by chimneys, candles and families being at home more. Will Newman, Head of Prevention ...

  • 27/09/2021

    "Dyslexia didn't hold me back" Firefighter shares his story for Inclusion Week

    A firefighter with dyslexia has shared his story as part of a national week celebrating inclusion. On-call Firefighter Bradley Valentine, from Great Baddow Fire Station, has been an on-call firefighter for a year and a half, balancing the role alongside his family life and a full time ...

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