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Surrey to handle 999 calls for East Sussex

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will take 999 calls for East Sussex from 2021. The transfer of mobilising arrangements to Surrey was approved at a meeting of East Sussex’s Fire Authority today (Thursday 09 January 2020). This follows the successful transfer of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s 999 calls to Surrey’s state of the … Continue reading

Keeping safe at Christmas

Keeping you safe at Christmas Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there’s lots to think about this Christmas. While fire safety is vital throughout the year, the extra distractions of Christmas make it especially important to be vigilant. Dan Quin, Deputy Chief Fire Officer says: “Christmas is a time for festive cheer with … Continue reading

HMICFRS report finds Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has made “significant progress”.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has reported that Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has made “significant progress” in a number of areas since their previous inspection in 2018. The HMICFRS inspection team revisited SFRS in September 2019. They went to two stations, spoke to our staff and operational managers, and … Continue reading

Surrey to handle 999 calls for West Sussex

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service began taking 999 calls for both West Sussex and Surrey as of yesterday (Wednesday 4 December 2019). Control Operators will despatch firefighters and fire engines from West Sussex to emergencies in their county from the joint control room. It will not affect the level of service provided to anyone calling … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet agree to implement the Making Surrey Safer Plan

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet today agreed to implement the proposals in Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Making Surrey Safer Plan. When introducing the paper Tim Oliver the Leader of Surrey County Council said “The intention of this plan is to modernise the service and make it fit for purpose for the next 20 years, reflecting … Continue reading

Spelthorne’s new fire station opens

A new fire station – Fordbridge – opened in Spelthorne this week. Fordbridge is in an optimal location and replaces Staines and Sunbury fire stations. The station is contemporary, efficient and has training facilities that meet the needs of 21st century firefighters.

New firefighters for Surrey

24 new full-time firefighters graduated from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service today. Fire and Rescue Service recruits showcased their skills at a ‘passing out parade’ after completing 13 weeks of training. A series of demonstrations including tackling a fire, performing a rescue from a third floor window and dealing with a road traffic collision took … Continue reading

AUDIO: Water safety interview with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Group Commander, Community Safety and Risk Reduction Paul Kenny from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service speaks to BBC Surrey about staying safe around water. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Water Safety Event – Virginia Water

Members of the public are invited to a water safety event this Sunday from 11.00am. Details on the event are below: What- Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are working with local authorities, and partner agencies to organising a water safety event to unveil public throwlines for use in an emergency. RNLI, Surrey Search and … Continue reading

Steve Owen-Hughes appointed Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer

Steve Owen-Hughes has been appointed Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Owen-Hughes (pictured right) joined the service in 2010 as Assistant Chief Fire Officer and has been acting in the role of chief for the past few months. He said: “It’s a great honour to have been appointed to serve Surrey … Continue reading

More than 1,500 responses received so far as fire consultation enters final week

With a week left to run in the fire service consultation on proposals to make Surrey safer, 1,550 responses have already been received. The key proposal is for a big increase in prevention work to stop incidents happening in the first place. Firefighters would go into many more homes, schools and workplaces to help people … Continue reading

First graduates from joint Surrey and Sussex firefighter training course showcase skills at passing out parade

New fire service recruits showcased their skills at a passing out parade after completing 13 weeks of training. Twenty-four recruits demonstrated what they’ve learned during the first Surrey and Sussex “tri-service” course for full-time firefighters. The fire services in Surrey, East and West Sussex joined forces to run the intensive course which began in January … Continue reading

ROUND-UP: More graduates to Youth Engagement Scheme; Visitors to Surrey could benefit from virtual reality

More graduates to Youth Engagement Scheme Eleven more young people have completed Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Youth Engagement Scheme to learn a range of key skills to help them in the future. The latest course took place at Walton Fire Station and means that more than 600 young people aged 14 to 17 with … Continue reading

VIDEO: Cabinet member sets out plans to move Surrey’s fire and rescue HQ

The county council’s Cabinet has approved plans to relocate Surrey’s fire and rescue headquarters and other key facilities and upgrade Reigate Fire Station. Watch Denise Turner-Stewart, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Fire and Resilience, set out how the plans will enable closer working with partners, “drive further service improvements” and provide equipment and technology that … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey fire chief on plans to prevent emergencies happening in the first place

Watch Steve Owen-Hughes, Acting Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, outline proposed changes aimed at preventing emergencies happening in the first place. Find out more out about the proposals here and here.

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