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  • 08/02/2022

    Firefighters help brave Stanley in his cancer battle

    Six-year-old Stanley Batten was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December last year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service heard about Stanley through a friend of his family and wanted to put a smile on his face. Watch Manager at ...

  • 02/02/2022

    Great Baddow Fire Station converts to an on-call fire station

    As the clock struck 9am on Tuesday 1 February, Great Baddow Fire Station officially converted from a day-crewed fire station to an on-call fire station. As an on-call fire station, a team of 14 on-call firefighters will respond to incidents from work or home at all ...

  • 01/02/2022

    Turn off the heat, get out of the kitchen

    Do you cook with oil at home? February is Cooking Safety Month: a Fire Kills campaign which looks to reduce fires caused by cooking. As part of this campaign, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is offering advice on how to stay safe when using oil to cook. According to government ...

  • 01/02/2022

    Celebrate Chinese New Year safely together

    With celebrations taking place from 1 February to mark the Chinese New Year, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is giving advice for Chinese communities across Essex to celebrate safely. While welcoming in the Year of the Tiger, it is important to take some simple precautions to ...

  • 20/01/2022

    South Woodham Ferrers pupil receives top award from Fire Service for bravery

    An eight-year-old girl from South Woodham Ferrers has been recognised with a top honour for her bravery during a kitchen fire. Meet Grace, South Woodham Ferrers’ newest Fire Safety Marshal who received an award for bravery. Grace, aged 8 from Elmwood Primary School in South Woodham ...

  • 17/01/2022

    Would you want to know if your household appliances were unsafe?

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is urging residents to take advantage of a scheme that will let them know if electrical goods in their homes are found to be faulty. The call comes as parr of Register My Appliance Week and is championed by Watch Manager Paul Pemberton, who discovered ...

  • 01/01/2022

    New leadership at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service starts 2022 with a new leadership team at the helm. Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive Rick Hylton and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Moira Bruin formally began their roles today (Saturday 1 January). Rick succeeds Jo Turton, who retired in December after ...

  • 31/12/2021

    Clacton firefighter raises more than £4,300 for mental health charity

    Crew Manager Scott Hepburn from Clacton Fire Station has been running three miles and braving the icy North Sea every day in December to raise awareness of mental health. He’s raised more than £4,300 for the mental health charity, MIND. Scott has been on a long, hard fight to ...

  • 30/12/2021

    Make Fire Safety your New Year's Resolution

    As we enter 2022, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents across the county to make sure they have working smoke alarms on every level of their home. In 2021, ECFRS attended 377 fires which were caused accidentally in homes across Essex. 30% of these incidents occurred in homes ...

  • 15/12/2021

    Protect your home from fire this Christmas

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is asking Essex residents to take extra care in the kitchen this year, after last December saw a rise in kitchen fires. Throughout December 2020, the Service was called on average to more than four house fires a day, and kitchen fires were found to ...

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