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Surrey co-responding trial to include more medical emergencies

Firefighters will respond to a wider range of medical emergencies with South East Coast Ambulance Service from next week as part of an expanded co-responding trial scheme. Following early success of the trial, which began at the end of September last year, trained firefighters will now not only attend cardiac arrest calls but also other … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Duke of Kent opens memorial garden; Surrey Children pick book winner; Have your say on fire safety plan

Duke of Kent opens memorial garden at Ripley school HRH The Duke of Kent was greeted by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks when he opened a war memorial garden at Ripley Court School in Ripley to honour former pupils who lost their lives in battle. Mrs Marks said: “It was lovely to see this … Continue reading

Surrey emergency services win national improvement and efficiency award

Fire, police and ambulance services in Surrey have won national recognition for their partnership working to help save more lives. They won the ‘working together’ gold award at the annual Improvement and Efficiency Awards which celebrate new ways of working across the public sector. The judges commended Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Police and … Continue reading

Surrey firefighters step in to help paramedics save more lives

Surrey firefighters are stepping in to help ambulance crews gain quick access to the homes of patients who are critically ill and unable to open their doors to paramedics. They have taken on a new role gaining entry to locked properties in medical emergencies to help the ambulance service save even more lives. Police have … Continue reading

Treasury officials visit Surrey

Caption: A delegation from the Treasury has visited the county council to learn more about how innovation is being driven forward across Surrey. The seven-strong party was joined at County Hall by David Clark from the Public Service Transformation Network to hear about an initiative that has improved the lives of more than 400 families and a … Continue reading

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