Essex Fire & Rescue Service provide emergency and protection services to the communities with a patch covering almost 400,000 hectares and a population of more than 1.5 million.
Essex continue to strive for operational excellence, doing more than we have ever done to keep Essex safe. With a modernisation agenda and a focus on providing an efficient, effective, value-for-money service, our efforts are firmly fixed on directing our resources in the areas where they can be best utilised.
As well as fighting fires, attending road accidents and dealing with major emergencies, we are being given new responsibilities for preventative community safety work.
Essex currently employ 923 full-time and 518 retained firefighters, along with a support staff of 253 working from our control, training, workshops and service locations.
With 50 fire stations – 12 wholetime, 34 retained, 4 day crewed, plus one USAR station (Urban Search and Rescue) are sited to offer fire and rescue cover to every community within the county.
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