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Summer Safety

Summer is a busy period for our fire service so we're giving our best advice to help prevent incidents and help everyone to stay safe this summer.  

Our fire service usually sees a rise in wildfires in the summer and fires that spread quicker in the dry weather.  


To help prevent a rise in incidents, we have put together summer safety advice on this page to help everyone who lives, works and travels in Essex enjoy their summer safely. 

Will Newman, Head of Prevention at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: “During the summer period, we often see a rise in the number of accidental and deliberate fires across Essex. These include bonfires, barbecue fires, refuse and wheelie bin fires, fires in stairwells or derelict buildings, as well as grass and countryside fires made worse by hot and dry conditions. 

"Warmer weather and the increased numbers of people visiting our parks, countryside and seaside creates a greater risk of fire and accidents. By following our safety advice on our website, we can all play our part in preventing fires and other incidents this summer.” 

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