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Work starts on new Rayleigh Weir Fire Station

13/06/2008

As construction starts on the new 4.5m Rayleigh Weir Community Fire Station this month, ECFRS is reviewing its options on the future of the existing Rayleigh retained fire station....
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New Headquarters Opened

04/06/2008

A double celebration this evening (June 3) marked the opening of Essex County Fire and Rescue’s new headquarters at Kelvedon Park and the 10th anniversary of the Essex Fire Authority....
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Urban Search and Rescue Facility Opens

21/09/2007

The UK's first purpose-built Urban Search and Rescue facility officially opens today (Friday) at Lexden, Colchester. Following the events of 9/11 in September 2001, the Government introduced its...
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Partnership Helps Looked After Young People Achieve Their True Potential

14/09/2007

Ten young people, who are soon to leave care and face the world, have passed out from a special ECFRS Firebreak course staged as part of a ground-breaking new initiative. The youngsters, aged...
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Firefighter comfort & safety is a priority

11/07/2007

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is set to replace visors on all firefighter helmets after reports from crews that the current visors mist up. The new visors, part of a package...
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Petrochemical Exercise in Purfleet

05/07/2007

Crews tested petrochemical firefighting procedures at Esso in Purfleet on Tuesday as they took part in Operation Gemma. Grays, Orsett and Corringham Fire Stations used the exercise to...
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New Headquarters Move Announced

18/06/2007

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is to relocate its Hutton headquarters to Kelvedon Park. Essex Fire Authority exchanged contracts for the purchase of the new headquarters building last week,...
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Preserving Fire Heritage in Essex

18/06/2007

Essex Fire Museum was officially opened by Fire Minister Angela Smith and retiring Chairman of Essex Fire Authority, Councillor Lionel Lee on June 14. The event was attended by the Chief Fire Officer...