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Essex Fire & Rescue
This is the official page for Essex Fire & Rescue Services. It is not monitored 24/7. For emergencies, contact 911. For non-emergencies call 519-776-7132.
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Essex Fire & Rescue Jun 17
How safe is your dryer? Firefighters responded to smoke in the home - the origin was the dryer. Cleaning the lint trap: How to keep your dryer fire-proof
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Essex Fire & Rescue Jun 11
Always fully extinguish all smoking materials in a proper ashtray. Fire caused by smoking materials are the leading cause of fatal house fires.
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 31
Ensuring you have working smoke alarms in your home is vital but where you put them and how often you check them are just as important
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 31
Does your Ag equipment have a fire extinguisher on board? Do you and your drivers know how to use it? A vehicle fire isn’t the best time to find out those answers.
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 28
This week is - a week to highlight and show appreciation for all the amazing work that our do on a daily basis! Thank you to all paramedics for everything you do! 💙 🚑 💙
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 27
Don’t extinguish in plant pots. They often contain a mixture of peat moss, shredded wood and bark that can easily ignite. More fire safety tips:
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 27
A reminder that vinyl siding does not stand up well to heat. If you have vinyl siding on your house, don’t bbq next to it. BBQ safety
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 24
30 years ago you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today it’s down to 3 – 4 minutes. Have working and practice your home fire escape plan today. Learn more:
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 23
Storm-related power outages can increase the chances of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Items such as generators, candles and downed-power lines all pose risks. Be prepared this spring and summer!
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 23
It’s Home Fire Sprinkler Week!
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 21
Let’s all be patient and respectful, as our friends and neighbours are working very hard
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 21
Congratulations to the two winners of the Emergency Preparedness Week Survival Kit giveaway! Thanks to everyone for participating and way to go Craig and Patti. Don't forget to visit for all your emergency preparedness info.
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 20
Home Fire Sprinkler Week May 19-25 What will your Fire Department be doing for Pub Ed?
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 17
During this long weekend remember to stay safe around fireworks. Make sure that you discharge any fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees, and dry grass. Fore more firework safety tips visit:
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 12
Happy Mother’s Day, to all and have a terrific day
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 8
Evacuation & Shelter-In-Place definitions: an “evacuation” may be ordered when there is a significant threat. Other times, it may be safer to remain inside “shelter-in-place”.
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 7
The Alert Ready emergency alerting system will be tested in Ontario on May 8th at 2:55 pm on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. Not all mobile devices can receive alerts. For more information about compatibility, please visit .
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 7
Approximately 85% of Canadians agree that having an emergency kit is important in ensuring their and their family’s safety, yet only 40% have prepared or bought an emergency kit. It’s Emergency Preparedness Week! A prefect time to complete yours online at
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 5
In the event of flooding, keep children and pets away from standing water. Slippery banks, waves overtopping breakwalls, and fast moving water can be dangerous
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Essex Fire & Rescue May 4
Today is international firefighter day, make sure to thank a firefighter today!
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