Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Latest plans for a new fire station in Guildford

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Residents will be able to take a look at the latest plans for a new fire station in Guildford, during an open day this week.

The event will give people the chance to learn more about the project to replace the current fire station in Ladymead with a state-of-the-art facility, which will include better training facilities and improved working areas for firefighters.

The latest plans reflect views given by visitors during a previous open day in December last year.

Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “The new building will need to reflect the changing demands made of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. These days our firefighters are called to more road accidents than ever before so it is important they have excellent training facilities to hone their rescue techniques.

“Because seconds count in an emergency, the new fire station will be cleverly designed to allow firefighters to get out of the door and on their way to an incident as quickly as possible. By investing in a new fire station in Guildford we are investing in people’s safety.”

The open day will take place at Guildford fire station, in Ladymead, GU1 1DL, on Wednesday 18 April, between 3pm and 7.30pm.

Visitors will be able to talk to people from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey County Council and other organisations involved in the project. The open day will also include plans for the wider Ladymead site.

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For more information contact Surrey County Council senior media relations officer James Oxley on at james.oxley@surreycc.gov.uk.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend. If you plan to come along, can you please let James Oxley know on the above phone number or email address.

Surrey County Council performs the role of fire authority in the county.

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