Essex County Fire and Rescue Service http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk Essex County Fire and Rescue Service : News Feed Copyright 2021, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Sun, 18 Apr 202120:48:00 GMT Cottage fire - Broadway, Grays Crews were called to a fire in a cottage after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the property. 

When firefighters arrived they reported that the cottage was heavily smoke logged and the first floor was completely alight. 

Watch Manager Dave Hogan, Grays Fire Station, said:

"Our firefighters worked extremely well to stop the fire spreading and protect neighbouring properties."

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 10.11pm.

The first floor has been badly fire damaged and the ground floor has been damaged by smoke and water.

Officers will now carry out an investigation into the cause of the fire. 

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Fire spreads to six outbuildings - PHOTOS - Arundel Road, Wickford Crews were called to reports of multiple outbuildings alight.

On arrival firefighters reported that six timber-framed outbuildings in multiples gardens were on fire.

Incident Commander Marc Diggory said:

"Crews worked extremely hard to contain the fire and stop it from spreading further. 

"Access was difficult but firefighters extinguished the fire by 7.45pm.

"Our firefighters will stay at the scene for a while longer as they continue to dampen down the area."

An investigation was carried out and found the cause of the fire was accidental.


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Some of the firefighters who attended this incident are on-call firefighters; people who all live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to attend all sorts of incidents. If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter. 

Find out more about the role at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

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Road traffic collision - Blackmore Road, Brentwood Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one woman was trapped in her car and worked to release her by 2.32pm. 

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. 

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House fire - PHOTOS - Park Lane, Tolleshunt Knights Crews were called to a house fire at a detached property in Tolleshunt Knights.

On arrival firefighters reported that both the ground and first floor were completely alight. 

Station Manager Scott Meekings said:

"Our crews have worked extremely hard in difficult conditions. Water supplies have been poor but we are working to use a nearby open water source to pump the water and help extinguish the fire."

Incident Commander Dan Kirk added:

"The roof has collapsed and the house has been completely destroyed, but thankfully everyone is safe with no injuries. 

"We have divided the incident into sections and are continuing to work to bring it under control."

Update 5pm

Firefighters have established a good water supply from a nearby large pond and are using a high volume pump to move the water from the pond to the incident site. 

The incident has now been scaled back to three fire engines plus the aerial ladder platform and high volume pump.

Although the main fire has been extinguished it has got into insulation and wall cavities of the house so crews expect to stay at the incident for some time as they continue to dampen down and turn over. 

Update 7.30pm

Crews will continue to dampen down the area in sections until it is completely cooled. 

Officers will carry out an investigation into the cause of the fire as soon as it is possible.

Update 11:30am, 19 April

An investigation was carried out and found the cause of the fire was accidental.


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Some of the firefighters who attended this incident are on-call firefighters; people who all live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to attend all sorts of incidents. If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter. 

Find out more about the role at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

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Cottage fire - Broadway, Grays Crews were called to a fire in a cottage after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the property. 

When firefighters arrived they reported that the cottage was heavily smoke logged and the first floor was completely alight. 

Watch Manager Dave Hogan, Grays Fire Station, said:

"Our firefighters worked extremely well to stop the fire spreading and protect neighbouring properties."

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 10.11pm.

The first floor has been badly fire damaged and the ground floor has been damaged by smoke and water.

Officers will now carry out an investigation into the cause of the fire. 

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Firefighters free pet snake - Bronte Road, Witham Firefighters were called to a property in Witham after a snake became wedged in an air vent. 

A woman in her 20s had put her adult boa constrictor into a temporary vivarium while she cleaned out its larger main vivarium. 

While it was in there the snake tried to get through an air vent and wedged itself in the hole.

When the on-call crew from Witham Fire Station arrived the snake had also wrapped itself around the lower part of the woman's arm. 

Firefighters placed a pillowcase over the snake's head and then worked to make the air vent hole bigger, to allow it to escape. They also helped the woman release her arm and made sure she was comfortable and uninjured. 


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Witham's firefighters are on-call firefighters who all live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to attend all sorts of incidents. If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter. 

Find out more about the role at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

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You won't regret it - Essex fire cadet on completing the DofE As the country prepares to pay its final respects to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has been reflecting on the achievements so many young people have celebrated as a direct result of his youth awards.

ECFRS has delivered the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) for over 10 years and during this time the scheme has gone from strength to strength, and most importantly, seen so many of the county’s young people flourish.

The Service was the first fire and rescue service in the country to have fire cadets achieve their gold award and be invited to St. James’ Palace to be presented their certificate of achievement. ECFRS is now a National Centre of Excellence for the Chief Fire Officers Association for the delivery of DofE across all fire and rescue services and sees around 150 young people achieve an award each year.

“I initially did the award as I heard that it would be good for my CV and for making friends,” said Lucy Soanes, who is now 20 and started her gold award through ECFRS when she was 15.

“Because we were with the fire service we did things like going to people’s houses to check their smoke alarms and give them safety advice. We did physical activities each week and a residential trip as part of the gold award. I stayed in Dorset for a week where we did activities like rock climbing and sea swimming and it was really fun. 

“The award encouraged me to make friends; going to my residential was a bit scary because you don’t know anyone there so you have to make friends. It also gave me skills in pushing myself, like when you’re walking and you feel so tired but you keep going anyway. 

“If I hadn’t taken part in the DofE award my life would have been different as I have more confidence now and I’ve made friends for life - we still meet up and it’s great to hear what they are all doing now.

“The award took me about four years so it’s definitely a commitment, but when you’ve done it you look back and you’re so glad you did it. If anyone is thinking of doing it just do it - you won’t regret it.”

Members of ECFRS’ Community Development and Safeguarding Team have been fortunate enough to meet Prince Philip during DofE Gold Award presentations, where he was so delighted to see a fire service engaging with DofE and was always an advocate for uniformed services and was thrilled that Essex was the Centre of Excellence.

The team was also fortunate to attend the 60th year Diamond Anniversary of the DofE Award at Westminster Abbey in 2016. Attended by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip. His Royal Highness Prince Edward attended and in more recent years has been the figurehead of the DofE to support his father Prince Philip.

Donna Bentley MBE, Community Development Manager and Head of Safeguarding said: 

“Thanks to Prince Philip’s passion and commitment, through the DofE, millions of young people have been empowered with the skills, confidence and resilience they need to make the most out of life.   

“As a very keen supporter of uniformed services engaging with young people, The Duke was particularly delighted to see the work of ECFRS for his charity.  He was an extraordinary man, who gave extraordinary service to our country.”


Page last updated 16 April, 2021

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PHOTO: Tractor fire - Colchester Road, West Mersea Firefighters were called to a tractor fire in Colchester Road, West Mersea this afternoon.

On arrival, crews reported that a large tractor was 100% alight and worked to extinguish the fire by 4:06pm.

During the incident, approximately 2000 litres of mixed solution containing chemicals to spray crops was spilled onto the floor. Firefighters worked with Fire Service Scientific Advisors and the Environment Agency for advice on cleaning the solution and the scene was left in the care of the farmer who will excavate the land. 

Station Manager Danny Partridge from Colchester Fire Station said: "Crews worked really well to extinguish this fire and establish a water source in a difficult area."


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Brightlingsea and Manningtree's firefighters are on-call firefighters who all live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their community. If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter. 

Find out more about the role at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8655/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8655/ Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Fire Service welcomes 13 new firefighters Essex County Fire and Rescue has welcomed 13 wholetime firefighters during a dedicated ceremony.

The Service’s new recruits were welcomed into the Service by Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive Jo Turton and their Station Managers while their proud families and friends looked on virtually.

The ceremony was live streamed to family, friends and colleagues across the Fire Service who watched the firefighters carry out a road traffic collision and a ladder drill to show their new skills.

Each firefighter was then presented with a congratulatory certificate.

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Jo Turton said:  

“I am always so proud of our Service, and am bursting with pride that we have new recruits who are passing out and joining our Fire Service family.

“From day one, they have worked hard during the Covid-19 pandemic and learned a huge amount through our intensive training programme.

“Throughout their training, they have been united by a common goal - to learn the practical and technical skills needed to meet the demands of a modern day firefighter to make Essex a safe place to live, work and travel. I wish all our new recruits every success in their career.”

Beginning their training in December 2020, the recruits began 14 weeks of intensive training like no other. Juggling the struggles and restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, alongside their training at facilities across the county, they have learned the practical and technical skills needed to meet the demands of a modern day firefighter.

Firefighter Callum Smith was presented with a special award, and was recognised for his determination and professionalism, and great teamwork during the course.

The new recruits will be joining Basildon, Brentwood, Grays, Harlow, Loughton, Orsett and Southend Fire Stations.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting on-call firefighters. Find out more about the role at join.essex-fire.gov.uk


Page last updated 16 April, 2021

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Road traffic collision - Eastmayne, Basildon Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a car and a HGV in Basildon this afternooon (Thursday 15 April).

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one casualty.

The casualty was released by 5pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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Fire in first floor flat: safety advice issued - Brunswick Road, Firefighters were called to reports of a fire on the balcony of a first floor flat after passers by noticed smoke.

A family of four escaped the property safely after being alerted by neighbours, but did not have a working smoke alarm.

The fire was extinguished by 9.41pm.

Dan Evison, Watch Manager at Southend Fire Station, said: "This family were lucky that their neighbours made them aware of the fire on their balcony - without working smoke alarms, the fire could easily have developed much more before they noticed.

"Smoke alarms give you the earliest possible notice of a fire in your home - which is why we want every home in Essex to have them. I'd encourage everyone to get them fitted if you don't already have them: they really can make all the difference in the event of a fire."

"I'd like to thank our crews for their quick response, which prevented this fire spreading any further and made sure no other properties were affected."

Firefighters used positive pressure ventilation fans to clear the property of smoke. The flat has avoided significant damage, beyond the balcony and rear doors to the property.

The cause of this fire is unknown.


Do you have working smoke alarms?

We want every home in Essex to have a working smoke alarm on every floor.

If you or someone you know doesn’t have working smoke alarms at home, please get in touch so we can see how best to provide fire safety advice, either through a Home Safety Visit or advice over the phone.

You can get in touch with us at essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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Road traffic collision - East Street, Saffron Walden Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help rescue one casualty trapped in their vehicle.

The casualty was released by 3:30pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Saffron Walden firefighters are on-call firefighters who all live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their community.

If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter.

Find out more at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8652/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8652/ Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Unattended garden fire spreads to home - Beresford Road, Southend Firefighters have issued safety advice after a garden fire was left unattended and spread to a house in Southend on Monday night.

Crews were alerted to the fire by a neighbour and reported on arrival that a bench to the rear of the property, a fence and the back of the house were alight.

Firefighters managed to stop the fire from getting inside the house and extinguished it by 11.14pm.

Gary Finan, Watch Manager at Southend Fire Station, said: "This fire was caused after a chiminea, which was already too close to the house and a bench, was left unattended and ignited nearby objects.

"With lots of people meeting each other in gardens due to the current COVID restrictions, we understand chimeneas and garden fires are being used - particularly in this colder weather. However, if you are going to start a fire in your garden, please remember to do so away from anything that might catch fire such as fences or trees.

"We also recommend that you keep a bucket of water on hand at all times - and never ever leave them unattended until they are completely out."


Garden fires - don't take the risk!

If you're planning on having a fire in your garden, remember to follow our advice:

  • Site it well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs
  • Never leave the bonfire burning unattended
  • Build the stack so that it is stable and will not collapse outwards or to one side
  • NEVER use flammable liquids - paraffin or petrol - to light the fire
  • Don't burn foam-filled furniture, aerosols, tins of paint and bottles
  • Keep everyone away from the fire - especially children, who must be supervised at all times
  • Pour water on the embers before leaving
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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8651/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8651/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:00:00 GMT
6 cars and burger van destroyed in fire - Pledgdon Green, Henham Firefighters were called to the scene of a large fire in Henham on Monday evening.

Crews reported on arrival that six cars, a burger van and around 5% of a nearby building, which measures roughly 10 metres by 20 metres, were alight.

Firefighters worked hard to contain the fire quickly and prevent it spreading further to nearby fences and trees. The fire was extinguished completely by 11.42pm.

Station Manager Scott Meekings said: "Firefighters have done an excellent job of controlling this fire so well - particularly in making sure the building itself avoided any significant damage.

"While sadly the vehicles have been destroyed, this could very easily have become an even more significant incident without such a professional response from our crews."

The cause of the fire is not known.


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

All of the firefighters who were called to this incident are on-call firefighters who live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their community.

If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter.

Find out more at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8650/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8650/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Fire Service gives advice to celebrate Ramadan safely

As Muslim communities prepare to celebrate a second Ramadan in the pandemic, 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 place before sunrise and after sunset.

It is essential that people always take extra care when cooking in their home and particularly at times when they are tired.

Will Newman, Head of Prevention at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: 

“The holy period of Ramadan is of great importance to our Muslim communities and with this year being the second Ramadan in the pandemic, we understand that communities will be celebrating Ramadan differently this year due to the Covid-19 guidelines. 

“We want to help you to stay safe however you celebrate Ramadan and want to remind everyone to be extra vigilant when cooking, especially if you’re feeling tired by the end of a full day of fasting. 

“By following our safety advice and taking a few simple precautions, you can make sure that you and your family stay safe throughout this holy period.”

Half of all house fires start in the kitchen, please read the below advice to help you stay safe while cooking:

  • Never leave cooking unattended
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing while cooking, especially if you are cooking with oil
  • Dry deep-fried food before putting it in hot oil and turn off the heat if the oil starts to smoke
  • Never fill the pan more than one-third full of oil
  • If hot oil ignites, turn off the heat under the pan (if it’s safe to do so) and allow it to cool completely and don’t move the pan
  • Never throw water on hot oil- the effects can be devastating
  • Don’t use a fire extinguisher on a pan of oil - the force of the extinguisher can spread the fire
  • Don’t tackle the fire yourself-  leave the room, close the door if it is safe to do so, get everyone out of your home safely and call 999
  • Make sure you have a working smoke alarm. If there is a fire, it will give everyone in your home time to escape to safety. Test your smoke alarms regularly 
  • Make sure you make an escape plan for in the event of a fire and ensure everyone in the house knows what to do
  • In the event of a fire in your home get out, stay out and call the fire service

For more home fire safety advice, visit: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/staysafe


Page last updated 12 April, 2021

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PHOTOS: Firefighters rescue fallen horse - Baker Street, Orsett Firefighters helped a 31-year-old horse back to its feet after it suffered a fall in Orsett this morning.

The horse, which weighs around 600 kilograms, was found on its side before crews arrived.

Firefighters worked alongside a local vet to ensure the animal was looked after and treated appropriately before specialist animal rescue equipment was used to lift it back to its feet.

The horse was moving freely again by 1.15pm.

 

Station Manager Dave Bond said: "I'm really proud of our crews and the way they worked together with the vet and site owners to make sure the horse was properly cared for at all times.

"This was a sensitive and complex situation, but thankfully the horse is back to its feet and free from any significant injuries."

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8649/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8649/ Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Firefighters rescue three pets from house fire - Parker Avenue, Firefighters rescued a dog, a cat and a budgie from a house fire in Tilbury this morning.

On arrival, crews confirmed that a house measuring approximately four square metres was completely smoke logged and the kitchen was alight. The home was completely smoke logged.

No-one was home at the time of the fire - firefighters were alerted after neighbours heard the smoke alarm sounding.

Paul Dibble, Crew Manager at Orsett Fire Station, said: "Crews have done brilliantly to save these animals today and prevent the incident from becoming much more serious.

"The neighbours acted quickly to alert our Control teams when they heard the smoke alarm - once again demonstrating just how important they are and why we want all homes in Essex to be fitted with them.

"Without a working smoke alarm, this incident could have ended very differently."

We believe this fire was caused accidentally.


Do you have working smoke alarms?

We want every home in Essex to have a working smoke alarm on every floor.

If you or someone you know doesn’t have working smoke alarms at home, please get in touch so we can see how best to provide fire safety advice, either through a Home Safety Visit or advice over the phone.

You can get in touch with us at essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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PHOTOS: Two homes affected by accidental fire - Mornington Crescent, Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in Benfleet on Saturday morning.

On arrival crews reported that a semi-detached property was completely alight and that it had begun to spread to an adjacent home.

Crews used an Aerial Ladder Platform to allow them to reach the loft area of the building more easily and tackle the fire from above.

At 7.39am, the Incident Commander advised that the fire in the first home had been extinguished, but that the fire was continuing to burn in the second property.

At 8.20am, the Incident Commander reported that the fire was under control. To allow firefighting to continue safely, the electricity supply to the road has been temporarily suspended. Please avoid the area this morning.

The first property has been completely destroyed. One man suffered the effects of smoke inhalation and attended hospital as a precaution.

Following a fire investigation, we believe this fire was caused accidentally after embers from a fireplace ignited a nearby carpet.

Fire Investigator John Lloyd said: "Firefighters have done a brilliant job in responding so professionally to this incident. Fortunately no-one was injured.

"However, the incident has shown the risks associated with using an open fire - if you aren't using a fireguard or keeping the door closed when using a logburner, it can easily spark and set fire to other nearby materials.

"Never leave an open fire unattended - make sure it is fully extinguished at night."

You can find more chimney fire safety advice in a short video here.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8646/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i8646/ Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Park Lane, Earls Colne Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision in Earls Colne this morning.

On arrival crews reported that one person was trapped in a vehicle following the incident. The vehicle was on its side. No other vehicles were involved.

Crews worked hard to release the casualty by 4.12am, before leaving them in the care of the Ambulance Service.

 


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

The firefighters who were called to this incident are on-call firefighters who all live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their community.

If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter.

Find out more at join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

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PHOTO: Gas leak - A127, Southend UPDATE 7PM

Firefighters have now left the scene, with the exception of one fire crew as a precaution. The Gas Board are continuing to make steady progress and police officers are managing the safety cordon.

The road will remain closed both ways for much of this evening.


UPDATE 5:30pm

Firefighters are continuing to work alongside partners to make the scene of a gas leak on the A127 safe.

If you live nearby, you may notice the smell of gas - there is no cause for concern, but please keep your windows and doors closed to avoid the smell.

The road is likely to remain closed in both directions for some time this evening - please continue to avoid the area and encourage others to do so. Thank you for your continued patience.


UPDATE 4:30pm

Firefighters remain at the scene of a gas leak on the A127 in Southend at the Bell Junction. 

Crews are working alongside the gas board and police colleagues to make the scene safe. 

Please continue to avoid the area and tell family and friends travelling nearby to avoid the area.


Firefighters are currently at the scene of a gas leak on the A127 in Southend at the Bell Junction. 

Please avoid the area while we work with our partners to make the scene safe. 

If you live in the area, please keep your windows and doors shut.

 

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