Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


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  • 06/04/2020

    Essex public sector organisations support NHS through pandemic

    Staff from Essex's public sector organisations have united to support their colleagues in the NHS to ensure community care provision continues during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last weekend, volunteers from a number of public sector organisations worked ...

  • 03/04/2020

    Fire service outlines new style home safety visits during pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has outlined new ways of continuing its home fire safety and safe and well visits during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ECFRS visits around 8500 homes a year to fit and check smoke alarms, give fire and home safety advice and give support ...

  • 02/04/2020

    Emergency services launch online education hub

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police have launched an online education hub to enable them to continue delivering safety lessons to children while schools are closed. The two emergency services work collaboratively to deliver fire safety and crime prevention advice in lessons and ...

  • 01/04/2020

    Dovercourt Fire Station converts to on-call

    Dovercourt Fire Station has taken its next step to becoming an on-call fire station, thanks to the support of the local community and the commitment of staff at the station. Currently the station sees firefighters respond from home during evenings and weekends. As of today (1 April) it ...

  • 31/03/2020

    Give your fire service some space

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public to consider how much space it needs - for both its staff and its vehicles. Last week there were multiples reports of members of the public getting too close to staff members and not following the government’s social distancing ...

  • 26/03/2020

    Thankyou Thursday - Elderly woman thanks Service for helping to fix faulty smoke

    Our Home Fire Safety team has been thanked for helping to repair a faulty smoke alarm. Last week, we were contacted by an elderly woman in Doddinghurst who had a faulty smoke alarm. Our Home Fire Safety team spoke to the woman on the phone and guided her through repairing the smoke alarm ...

  • 25/03/2020

    Home fire safety advice on YouTube

    As an emergency service, keeping people safe is always our main priority, but in challenging times like this it is more important than ever to reach people in different ways. Data tells us accidental house fires are more likely to happen when people spend more time at home, which is why ...

  • 23/03/2020

    Spending more time at home? Get your whole family involved in home fire safety

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is inviting families to show how they’re taking extra care at home, in a bid to stop house fires increasing while people find themselves indoors. With the risk of accidental house fires increasing when people are at home, families are being told to ...

  • 16/03/2020

    Fire service ready to respond despite pandemic

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been putting plans in place to ensure residents across the County will get an emergency response when they need it during the current pandemic. Rick Hylton, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said: “We want to assure residents that we are taking the current ...

  • 07/03/2020

    International Women's Day 2020

    Ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service held a joint conference at Hylands House in Chelmsford with the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Essex Police and the East of England Ambulance Service on Friday 6 ...

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