Control Units

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service operates a single control unit for use at major incidents. There are no hard and fast rules to state when the control unit is deployed although it is usually utilised for incidents that require 6 or more pumps. In the past, the Control Unit has been based at the Fire Service Headquarters but in recent times it has been moved to one of the Service's wholetime stations. The Control Unit is normally crewed by members of that wholetime station but can be operated by another retained crew.

The control unit functions as a base of operations at major incidents offering positions for senior staff, comunications operators and BA control.

Below are links to current serving ECFRS control unit and some older ones.

EU09 PZT Click here for more information on EU09 PZT
EU09 PZS Click here for more information on EU09 PZS
K385 DOO Click here for more information on K385 DOO
G235 UUW Click here for more information on G235 UUW
D751 PPP Click for more information on D751 PPP
RVW 836W Click for more information on RVW 836W