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EIR1633 / September 2023 / Historical Information

Our ref: EIR1633

5th September 2023

Thank you for your request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does not hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1- I am trying to track some information with regards to my grandfather, Bit of a long shot, but I was wondering if you have anything in your archives relating to and car accident on 11th June 1980.

I’m led to believe a fire engine was on its way to the scene at half way house but crashed and then another unit was dispatched to the scene.

But I’m unable to find any information regarding this.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service hold Incident information dating back to 2009, so we are unable to help directly with the information that you request.

The Home Office keeps data for 70 years, the email that you can send your request to request a search is

Alternatively, you can contact the Essex Records Office in Chelmsford to request a search to see if they are able to locate the incident at this email address .

We hope that you find this information useful.


Incident and other data is published on our transparency site. Incident Data ( .

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on our website

All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process


Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, we hope this satisfies your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review.

Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be sent to or sent to our postal address: Internal Review, System & Data Information Governance Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please ensure you quote the above reference number in all future communication