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  • 02/03/2020

    Shoeburyness Fire Station begins refurbishment work

    Work to refurbish and modernise Shoeburyness Fire Station has started. In April 2019 Essex County Fire and Rescue Service bought the former police station next door with a view to using the extra space to improve the station’s facilities. Plans for the on-call fire station ...

  • 27/02/2020

    This #ThankyouThursday, we want to thank Les for his 50 years' service

    This #ThankyouThursday, we want to thank Community Builder Les Nicoll for his dedication during 50 years' service. Les Nicoll started his career with our Service in 1970 and this month, he celebrated his milestone of 50 years' service with friends and colleagues at our Service ...

  • 21/02/2020

    Eighteen new firefighters join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Today, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service welcomed its biggest new squad in over 10 years with eighteen new firefighters welcomed into the Service in front of their proud family and friends. The firefighters were honoured at a dedicated passing out ceremony attended by Assistant Chief Officer ...

  • 20/02/2020

    Year 9 students thank Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for inspiring them

    Eight students from Colchester Academy visited the Service's Headquarters earlier this month to learn more about the different roles within the Service and about the variety of career opportunities on offer. Watch Manager Dave Bond from Blue Watch at Orsett Fire Station organised the visit ...

  • 19/02/2020

    Have your say on how your fire service delivers its priorities

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s draft plan for how it delivers its priorities has been published today, marking the final stage of the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) public consultation. Anyone who lives, works or travels in Essex is being invited to share their ...

  • 19/02/2020

    Meet Harry, an on-call firefighter in South Woodham Ferrers

    At 18-years-old, Harry Clack from South Woodham Ferrers is one of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s (ECFRS) youngest on-call firefighters. Harry, who is a Road Traffic Collision Reduction Officer with ECFRS, decided to train to become an on-call firefighter, initially in Maldon, but ...

  • 18/02/2020

    Shoeburyness and Southend Fire Station charity coffee morning

    Shoeburyness and Southend firefighters are holding a charity coffee morning at Southend Fire Station on 22 February in memory of a local girl called Lily. The coffee morning will be held in Lily's memory between 10am and 1:30pm this Saturday with all money raised being donated to ...

  • 17/02/2020

    Meet Lee, an on-call firefighter in South Woodham Ferrers

    Full time fencer Lee Murray is an on-call firefighter at South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station. A role he is paid to do on top of his day job. Coming from a family of firefighters, 34-year-old Lee knew from a young age that this was something he would love to do. “As a child, I ...

  • 12/02/2020

    Meet James, an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt

    James Hennessy, 34, is a depot foreman with a traffic management company who is also paid to protect his community as an on-call firefighter in Dovercourt. James became an on-call firefighter because he wanted to be more involved with his local community. “I am a people person and new to ...

  • 11/02/2020

    Could you be an on-call firefighter in South Woodham Ferrers?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is holding a week long recruitment drive in South Woodham Ferrers for anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. If you’re over 18 and live or work within five minutes of South Woodham Ferrers Fire Station, you could be paid to protect your ...

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