Do you know how we spread our resources across the county to ensure the right response reaches you in an emergency?
When you dial 999, our Control Room Officers will work to reassure you while sending the relevant crew to you. Usually this is the closest crew but it could be a crew that has specialist equipment like our Animal Rescue Unit which is based in Chelmsford or our Swift Water Rescue trained firefighters who are based around the county.
Not only does the Control Room answer emergency calls, but the team also works to move resources to different areas in the county based on risk. We carefully monitor and analyse the risk factors in each area in Essex and the Control Room moves crews around the county as needed to cover Essex effectively and safely.
Stay Safe Essex this summer
Summer is a busy period for us so we're giving our best advice to help prevent incidents and help people stay safe this summer.
We usually see a rise in wildfires in the summer and fires that spread quicker in the dry weather.
To help prevent a rise in incidents, we've teamed up with independent charity FireStoppers to give people a confidential way of reporting information to prevent deliberate fires from happening.
We were proud to be part of Essex Pride in Chelmsford.
Chief Fire Officer, Rick Hylton, said: “I want our service to be one of the best fire and rescue services in the UK. We’re proud to be an inclusive employer and we will keep learning and keep pushing for progress. By standing together, we have a greater chance of keeping our communities safe, our partners supported, and our people engaged.”
Pride month might have come to an end but celebrating diversity is a full time commitment for us.
As an equal opportunities employer, we celebrate the diversity of our staff and communities throughout the year. If you would like to join Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, visit: join.essex-fire.gov.uk