Essex County Fire and Rescue

Essex County Fire and Rescue

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Our purpose:

We improve, protect and save lives. Our vision: To make Essex a safe place to live, work and travel. Our priorities: Service Led, Community Focused, Kind Culture, Financially Sustainable. About Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is one of the largest Fire and Rescue Services in the country, serving a county within which there are a wide variety of risks. The Service is governed by Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority (EPFCC). The EPFCC Fire


ContactEssex County Fire & Rescue

Telephone0300 3035555

AddressEssex County Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Kelvedon Park


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Road traffic collision - man thrown from van - Brook Street, Brentwood

Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving one vehicle. 

On arrival firefighters reported that a van had left the roadway and landed in a ditch, throwing the driver out of the vehicle. 

Firefighters worked with paramedics to rescue the man from thick bushes and undergrowth and left him in the care of the Ambulance Service at 11:50pm.

Road traffic collision - Brook Road, Tillingham

Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving one car which had hit a tree.

On arrival firefighters reported that one person was trapped in their car and worked with paramedics to release them by 1.40am.

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

PHOTOS: Unattended bonfire damages three chalets - Norman Way, St

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in St Osyth this afternoon after a bonfire was left unattended and allowed to spread.

On arrival, crews confirmed that several structures including chalets were affected by the fire, which covered an area of around 30 square metres.

Firefighters worked alongside the electric board to ensure the area, which includes overhead powerlines, is safe.

At 1pm, the officer in charge advised that the incident had been 'sectorised' - divided into separate areas to ensure crews prevent it from spreading.

At 1.25pm, the officer in charge reported that the fire was surrounded.

At 2pm, the officer in charge advised that the Red Cross have been called to the scene due to the impact the fire has had on the chalets - unfortunately several people have been left homeless.

The fire was extinguished by 2.33pm. Two dogs were rescued by firefighters. One chalet has been destroyed, while another has suffered damage to its roof and a third has been affected externally. A car has also been damaged.

Station Manager Steve Wintrip said: "Firefighters have done a fantastic job here today of preventing this fire, which was spreading rapidly when they arrived, from reaching any further chalets.

"As well as it being a very warm day, crews were working against the wind from the coast in a challenging situation - this could easily have affected many more people and their property."

"This once again shows how dangerous it can be to leave bonfires unattended or positioned near to anything which may lead to it spreading. If you are planning on starting one, please position it well away from any buildings, sheds or fences - and keep a close eye on it until it is fully extinguished."


Weeley and Brightlingsea Fire Stations are crewed by on-call firefighters - people who live or work within five minutes of the fire station and are alerted when they are needed to attend an incident. We're recruiting on-call firefighters all over Essex. Interested? Find out how you can apply to be an on-call firefighter now: