Essex County Fire & Rescue Service News

Fire Brigade’s Union commissioned research report on urgent action needed to protect firefighters from cancer

Ground-breaking research has revealed the serious health risks to UK firefighters following exposure to toxic fire effluents, the chemicals emitted during a fire, in an independent University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) report commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). The work is the UK's first and the latest in a growing body of international evidence suggesting an increased risk of firefighters developing cancer and other diseases. Fires produce a cocktail of toxic, irritant, and carci...

BAFSA Shares Incidents On Sprinklers Saving Lives

Suffolk FRS was mobilized to a commercial Kitchen fire in a unit contained within a multi-occupied Shopping Centre. The BS EN 12845 sprinkler system operated via 1 quick response sprinkler head which not only suppressed but extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of operational crews. Fire/smoke damage was contained to the room of origin, operational crews assisted with salvage and worked extremely hard/well with center staff. The unit of origin was planning to reopen in the afternoon with a...

Angloco Marks Rapid Growth And Aims To Double The Business Profits By The End Of 2020

The UK’s oldest manufacturer of fire vehicles – based in Batley – is readying itself for the biggest recruitment drive in its 54-year history, as the team prepares for its largest ever period of growth. Established in 1965, fire fighting and rescue vehicle specialist Angloco has already doubled production levels in the last 18 months, which sees 2017-18 turnover of £13m look set to rocket to £25m by the end of 2020. Water tender appliances But with the uplift sho...

WAGNER UK’s OxyReduct Fire Prevention System Protects Command & Control Centre Of Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

OxyReduct is cost effective & has a high-value storage & mission critical applications Essex County Fire & Rescue Service (ECFRS) has opened a new state-of-the-art Command & Control Centre, which is protected by WAGNER UK’s OxyReduct® fire prevention system. The multi-million pound development, which is an extension to the existing Fire Service HQ based at Kelvedon Park, Witham, provides a new 999 call centre, together with training and admin faci...

ESC And Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Services Arrange Electrical Training For Firefighters

Firefighters must have a good understanding of electrical appliances and their safety from fires Enabling rescue services to extend their understanding of electrical fires, we help them develop best-practice techniques and approaches. With government statistics showing that approximately half of all accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity, hands-on training for front line staff is vital. To help address this issue, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) rec...

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