Monday, December 4, 2023

Essex Fire Service calls on children in Thurrock to help decorate its fire stations

Children's drawings

ESSEX County Fire and Rescue Service is sending a call out to children to help decorate its fire stations with colourings, drawings and cards.

By sending in the artwork to their local fire station, children can help play a part in building community spirit at this difficult time.

James Palmer, Assistant Director, Head of Prevention and Protection, said:

“We’re always looking for different ways to engage our public so we thought while children are not at school, or bored at home, they could spend time getting creative in producing pictures for our fire stations.

“We know safer children become safer adults, so getting them interested and engaged in understanding what their local fire and rescue service does is really important.

“Take a look at our website for templates or make up your own and send it in.

“While you’re on our website you could also take the opportunity to look at our Education Hub – it’s a list of resources for children aged 5 – 18 and allows them to take part in the online fire and crime safety lessons they might be missing at school right now.”

Masterpieces can be sent in the post, no bigger than A4, with your name and age on, to your local fire station. Station addresses can be found here:

Alternatively, you can email your creation along with your name, age and local fire station name to:

The Service will hold onto all designs until open days start again, when they will be on display for everyone to see.

ECFRS has a number of colouring sheets on its website at

If you’re interested in finding out more about the education hub visit


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