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FOI / 4209 / 2020 - Waking watches


Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

1.  The number of residential buildings in your authority area where a permanent ‘waking watch’ (fire wardens) are in place to ensure they meet fire safety standards?

2.  The number of these where the reason for the waking watch relates to concerns about the cladding/external façade of the building?

3.  The length of time these waking watches have been in place?

The information you have requested is available at

FOI / 4203 / 2020 - High-rise buildings (

FOI / 4183/ 2020 - High-rise buildings (

FOI / 4172 / 2020 - High-rise buildings in ECFRS area (