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  • 24/04/2020

    Essex firefighters continue to support ambulance service

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's support for the ambulance service and other partners is continuing during the pandemic with Service instructors the latest to offer their skills. Paul Smith, Chris Faulkner and Tony Mead, all Driving Instructors at the Service, are ...

  • 22/04/2020

    Celebrate Ramadan safely

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish the Muslim communities of Essex ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ and offer them support and advice as they observe the holy period of Ramadan. During Ramadan a period of fasting is often observed during daylight hours, meaning cooking takes ...

  • 22/04/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service urges residents to be water aware

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) drowning prevention and water safety campaign. The Be Water Aware campaign aims to raise awareness of the risk of accidental drowning. Drowning is amongst the leading causes of accidental ...

  • 17/04/2020

    ECFRS encourages people to donate blood

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to donate blood. Just like people don't stop having fires during a pandemic, people don't stop needing blood. During a time when more people than ever want to take action to help others, the fire and rescue service is ...

  • 17/04/2020

    Essex firefighters make more than 40 extra ambulances available in a week

    Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have joined NHS staff on the frontline this week to support them in their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic. Nineteen firefighters, who are on-call firefighters at fire station across Essex, have spent this week as ambulance drivers, ...

  • 17/04/2020

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is Ready, Willing and Able

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s Ready, Wiling and Able campaign to show how fire and rescue services across the UK are going the extra mile to protect their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Service is taking on ...

  • 17/04/2020

    Control staff thank kind-hearted baker

    Our Control Room team are continuing to work hard at our Service Headquarters. So amateur baker Samantha's gesture, sending in a consignment of sweet treats, was particularly welcome. Over the last two weeks, Samantha has been baking goodies for NHS staff, including at Basildon, ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Woman escapes tumble dryer fire thanks to smoke alarm

    A woman has thanked firefighters and given a warning to Essex residents after she had a lucky escape from a house fire. Amy Newstead was at her home in Rawreth, near Wickford, with Flossie her Pug, when she heard the sound of her smoke alarms. Knowing where her smoke alarms are, ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Essex organisations work to help the public stay safe at home

    Organisations across Essex have come together to help keep residents safe while they spend more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Stay Safe at Home campaign, which launches today, focuses on five risks to people during this challenging ...

  • 09/04/2020

    Videos shared to help young people learn new skills

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has shared a number of videos to help young people learn new skills and to help those working towards completing Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Service’s Duke of Edinburgh Officer, Christina Prior, has shared a number of short lessons from map symbols to ...

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