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ROUND UP: New fire station opening doors to public; Summer holiday outdoor activities offered; Dementia carers’ coffee morning

New fire station opening doors to public Fire engines and equipment used to tackle blazes will be on show to the public at a new fire station on Monday. Woking Fire station, which has relocated to Goldsworth Road, will throw open its doors for the first time from 4pm to 6pm. Those attending will get … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Summer Reading Challenge; Fire station open day; Dementia carers coffee morning

Join Surrey’s Summer Reading Challenge Surrey’s young book lovers, who have fuelled a borrowing boom in the last decade, are being encouraged to take on a Roald Dahl reading challenge this summer. To mark 100 years since the birth of the famous storyteller, Surrey County Council’s libraries want children aged four to 11 to read six … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire service attempt world record; Fundraising event for Surrey’s hospices; Fire station opening doors to public

Fire service attempt world record Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is preparing for a bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records for life-saving training. Firefighters aim to beat the record for training people in CPR, which currently stands at 1,050. They will make their attempt at Guildford Fire Station, Ladymead, on Saturday between 7am … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey adult learning service rated ‘good’ by Ofsted; Former firefighter awarded MBE; More than 100 companies attend Build Surrey event

Surrey adult learning service rated ‘good’ by Ofsted  A Surrey County Council service providing education for adults, including those with disabilities and learning difficulties, is performing well, according to Ofsted. The authority’s adult learning service was judged to be ‘good’ following an inspection last month. Ofsted said “learners make good progress on all courses”, praised … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders; Outdoor fire safety; Plastic bags make food waste recycling easier and cheaper

Chairman meets Surrey’s new civic leaders Photo can be downloaded here. Not in photo: Richard Whittington, High Sheriff of Surrey, George Crawford, Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, David Powell, Mayor of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Sahran Abeysundara, Mayor of Haslemere Town Council, Mike George, Mayor of Horley Town Council Surrey County Council chairman Sally Marks met with … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Have your say on fire safety plan; Fostering events in Surrey

Have your say on fire safety plan People are being invited to have their say on the fire and rescue service’s Public Safety Plan for the county at a series of public meetings. The 10-year plan sets out how firefighters will respond to a greater number and wider range of call-outs while also making efficiency … Continue reading

ROUND UP: New High Sheriff of Surrey takes over; Fire service win road safety award

New High Sheriff of Surrey takes over Richard Whittington has taken over as the new High Sheriff of Surrey at a ceremony at Guildford Cathedral. Mr Whittington, who is from Chobham and is a distant relative of former Lord Mayor of London Dick Whittington, takes over from Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy and began work on Friday … Continue reading

Surrey fire crews to respond to more calls under new proposals

Firefighters will respond to a greater number and wider range of call-outs under a proposed new Public Safety Plan for the county. The 10-year plan sets out how the fire and rescue service will adapt to Surrey’s changing needs while also making efficiency savings through working more closely with other emergency services. The county council’s … Continue reading

Trading standards officers impound hazardous hoverboards brought in through Heathrow

Surrey trading standards officers have uncovered a haul of unsafe hoverboards destined to be sold as Christmas presents or used at children’s parties. They intercepted a £7,000 consignment of 51 self-balancing boards imported from China and sent them for testing to see if they complied with electrical safety standards. They will now ensure the boards … Continue reading

Clandon Park fire investigation report published

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has published a report on the fire at Clandon Park on 29 April. The report can be found here. Simon Moore, Assistant Chief Fire Officer at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, said: ‘Our investigation into the cause of the fire at Clandon Park in April has found that it was … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Firefighters honoured; Keep safe this winter

Firefighters honoured Firefighters have been singled out for their “outstanding dedication” at an annual awards ceremony. Among those recognised by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was Charlie Gunn, who was the first person on the scene of an accident on the M25 as he made his way home from a shift. The Fire Control Operator, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey co-responding trial scheme set to begin

Firefighters will respond to certain medical emergencies as part of a potentially life-saving pilot scheme. Read the press release issued by the South East Coast Ambulance Service here. High-res images can be downloaded from our flickr pages.   

Plane makes emergency landing at Fairoaks Airport

A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said “Emergency services have been in attendance this morning at Fairoaks Airport, Chobham following a report at 10.40am that a light aircraft was circling with a mechanical fault. “The aircraft, which only had a pilot on board, carried out a safe emergency landing at 11.48am on grass inside … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public; Magna Carta-themed show proves Surrey schools have talent; Budding authors get chance to learn how to self-publish

Surrey Fire and Rescue opens doors to public Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will showcase state-of-the-art vehicles and equipment at an open day on Saturday 18 July. Members of the public are invited to the service’s Reigate HQ between 10am and 4pm to find out more about the work of firefighters and a range of … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: HRH The Duke of Gloucester opens Guildford Fire Station

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