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Conservative wins third successive term as Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Conservative wins third successive term as Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Conservative wins third successive term as Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

07 May 2024

Labour took second place behind Roger Hirst with the Liberal Democrats third and the English Democrats last in the four-horse race.


Village pub wins special award two years after devastating fire

Village pub wins special award two years after devastating fire

Village pub wins special award two years after devastating fire

02 May 2024

The Axe & Compasses at Arkesden won for the way it has bounced back after an electrical fire on Mother’s Day 2022.


Stansted firefighter commended for rushing to aid of injured girl in street

Stansted firefighter commended for rushing to aid of injured girl in street

Stansted firefighter commended for rushing to aid of injured girl in street

28 April 2024

Keegan Johnson received the award from Essex’s Chief Fire Officer after helping a 17-year-old girl with a heavily bleeding hand in Stansted.


Off-duty firefighter on way home from training gives life-saving CPR to cardiac arrest victim

Off-duty firefighter on way home from training gives life-saving CPR to cardiac arrest victim

Off-duty firefighter on way home from training gives life-saving CPR to cardiac arrest victim

21 April 2024

Dane North, an on-call firefighter at Newport, got an alert on the Good Sam app for a 71-year-old man in cardiac arrest in Saffron Walden.


Fire chief reminisces over 20-year stint at Sawbridgeworth

Fire chief reminisces over 20-year stint at Sawbridgeworth

Fire chief reminisces over 20-year stint at Sawbridgeworth

15 April 2024

Simon Lincoln joined Sawbridgeworth fire station in Station Road as a retained firefighter in 2004 and eventually rose to the rank of watch commander.


Fire service warning after blazes caused by vapes increase

Fire service warning after blazes caused by vapes increase

Fire service warning after blazes caused by vapes increase

08 April 2024

Incidents in Essex caused by vapes and e-cigarettes jumped from two in 2021 and in 2022 to seven in 2023.


Huge blaze at Saffron Walden industrial unit was ‘accidental’

Huge blaze at Saffron Walden industrial unit was ‘accidental’

Huge blaze at Saffron Walden industrial unit was ‘accidental’

28 March 2024

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service investigation reveals Tuesday’s fire at SGA Technologies’ unit on Shire Hill started accidentally.


Warning to residents as firefighters tackle blaze in Saffron Walden

Warning to residents as firefighters tackle blaze in Saffron Walden

Warning to residents as firefighters tackle blaze in Saffron Walden

26 March 2024

Six fire crews are battling the blaze on Shire Hill and residents are advised to keep doors and windows shut and avoid the area.


Man, 23, rescued from river in Stortford in the middle of the night

Man, 23, rescued from river in Stortford in the middle of the night

Man, 23, rescued from river in Stortford in the middle of the night

07 March 2024

Fire and rescue crews, paramedics and police were called to the scene, near the footbridge by Chinese restaurant The Rivermill, soon after 1.30am.


Stansted fire station welcomes two new recruits to its on-call family

Stansted fire station welcomes two new recruits to its on-call family

Stansted fire station welcomes two new recruits to its on-call family

16 February 2024

Firefighters Morrison and Carter are part of a now 15-strong crew who respond to fires and road traffic collisions in the area.


Fire crews use boat to rescue stranded driver from floodwater

Fire crews use boat to rescue stranded driver from floodwater

Fire crews use boat to rescue stranded driver from floodwater

13 February 2024

A man in his 60s was stuck in his car after driving into 3ft deep floodwater in Watermill Lane near Stansted on Friday evening.


Safety review under way after shed burned down at allotments

Safety review under way after shed burned down at allotments

Safety review under way after shed burned down at allotments

09 February 2024

The blaze at Elms Farm Allotments in Stansted appears to have been an isolated incident with no evidence of arson.


Hertfordshire County Council’s overspend forecast rises again to £15.7m

Hertfordshire County Council’s overspend forecast rises again to £15.7m

Hertfordshire County Council’s overspend forecast rises again to £15.7m

09 February 2024

After predictions hit a peak of £16.4m last September, officers subsequently revised their forecast to an overspend of £13.4m by the end of March.


Shed destroyed in fire at allotments

Shed destroyed in fire at allotments

Shed destroyed in fire at allotments

06 February 2024

The wooden structure at the Elms Farm site in Stansted was razed to the ground over the weekend.


Council set to spend £2.7m improving Herts fire stations for the modern era

Council set to spend £2.7m improving Herts fire stations for the modern era

Council set to spend £2.7m improving Herts fire stations for the modern era

25 January 2024

A number of the 29 buildings were constructed in the 1950s and still include areas designed for a workforce that was exclusively male.


Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 19 new firefighters

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 19 new firefighters

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 19 new firefighters

19 January 2024

The 13 men and six women are ‘firefighters in development’ as they continue training at Herts stations, working towards becoming fully qualified.


Essex County Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 17 new recruits

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 17 new recruits

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 17 new recruits

27 December 2023

During the passing out ceremony, the recruits demonstrated their skills by tackling a simulated house fire and a road traffic collision.


999! Firefighters called out on a job during their Christmas open day

999! Firefighters called out on a job during their Christmas open day

999! Firefighters called out on a job during their Christmas open day

04 December 2023

There were Christmas stalls, face painting, a food cart and a road safety demonstration, but children loved the chance to climb aboard a fire engine.


Man who started 26 fires in 15-month arson spree jailed for two years

Man who started 26 fires in 15-month arson spree jailed for two years

Man who started 26 fires in 15-month arson spree jailed for two years

30 November 2023

Andrew Thorne, 26, of Great Chesterford, started fires in wheelie bins, dog waste bins and at bus shelters around Saffron Walden.


Six new on-call firefighters join Essex fire and rescue service

Six new on-call firefighters join Essex fire and rescue service

Six new on-call firefighters join Essex fire and rescue service

23 November 2023

The emergency service’s latest recruits will continue their training at Dunmow, Braintree, Brentwood, Hawkwell and Manningtree fire stations.


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