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Surrey’s first female firefighter retires after 30 years

Paula Hartwell joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in January 1993 as the services first female firefighter, and after 30 years she’s hanging up her helmet. Since joining the service as a firefighter at Chertsey Fire Station, Paula went on to become a Leading Firefighter, followed by a Watch Commander in fire stations as well … Continue reading

Surrey announces new Chief Fire Officer

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service have appointed Dan Quin as their new permanent Chief Fire Officer. Dan has been acting-up as Chief Fire Officer since June 2022, prior to that he was the county’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer since October 2019. He has served his whole career within Surrey Fire and Rescue Service since joining … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates two vehicles to Ukraine

Six Surrey Fire and Rescue Service staff members set off to Poland today (Tuesday 3 May) to donate two 4×4 Landrover vehicles to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. The vehicles, which have been decommissioned by the service, are typically used for off-road/rural firefighting, however during COVID they were used to deliver PPE around the … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes 30 new firefighters and Fire Dog Suki and kicks off Platinum Jubilee celebrations!

Yesterday (Sunday 24 April), Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomed 30 new firefighters and Fire Investigation Dog Suki, at a pass out parade in Reigate. The firefighters will be based at a 15 Surrey fire stations, including: Fordbridge, Leatherhead, Guildford, Esher, Woking, Camberley, Epsom, Godstone, Egham, Walton, Dorking, Banstead, Godlaming, Oxted and Haslemere. Suki, a … Continue reading

UK’s first firefighter wearing a bone anchored hearing aid joins Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s On-call Trainee Firefighter Dave Newman is the UK’s first bone anchored hearing aid wearing firefighter. Dave is currently taking part in a modular firefighter training course. He has been supported through some high-risk exercises this week to ensure he, and many others like him, can fulfil their dreams of becoming … Continue reading

Inspection report shows Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is in “much better shape”

A new report, published today (Wednesday 15 December 2021), shows improvements have been made to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) showed an improvement in six out of the 11 categories assessed – five of which have been rated as ‘good’. … Continue reading

Parade celebrating 34 firefighters who joined during the pandemic

On Sunday (25 July) Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) hosted a pass out parade for the 34 firefighters from five recruitment courses who joined the service during the pandemic. The recruits, who are currently serving across 18 of 25 Surrey fire stations, were not able to celebrate starting their new careers due to COVID-19. … Continue reading

Surrey partners come together to remember Covid victims

Frontline staff, public services and volunteers from across Surrey who have managed the Covid-19 response will come together on Tuesday, 23rd March to remember and pay tribute to those who have died from coronavirus over the last 12 months. On the first anniversary of the country being placed into lockdown, organisations that make up Surrey’s … Continue reading

Covid-19 inspection report praises Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) in September 2020, regarding the way in which they responded to the Covid-19 pandemic; the findings have been published today. The service summarised HMICFRS’s findings as: The service – was able to make an effective initial … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 12 new firefighters

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) welcomed 12 new firefighters into the service last month. Out of the group, 10 are wholetime and two on-call. The group of wholetime have completed their 14-week training which started on Monday 14 September. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the pass out parade has been postponed and will be … Continue reading

Trainee Firefighters ‘Cycling home for Christmas’ in aid of charity

Surrey Fire and Rescue Services (SFRS) new firefighter recruits will be cycling the distance between the service’s Headquarters and their homes on Wednesday 16 December, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity. The Santa-suit clad group of 10 will be cycling home for Christmas to an equivalent of 543 miles on indoor bikes. Their fantastic … Continue reading

Your county needs you to join Surrey County Council’s online Veteran’s Hub

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Civilian Military Partnership Board are delighted to launch their first online Veteran’s Hub on Friday 11 December from 10.30am to 12pm. The hub, which will be hosted on Zoom, will provide veterans, ex-service personnel and family members with the opportunity to get together virtually on a regular basis … Continue reading

Five new firefighters graduate in Surrey

The latest group of new recruits have celebrated passing their training with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) this week. A special graduation ceremony was held on Sunday 27 September at the service’s headquarters in Reigate, with family, friends and others able to watch virtually via Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s official Facebook page. Firefighters … Continue reading

Royal guest visits team at the heart of COVID-19 emergency response

Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, made a visit yesterday (Wednesday 17 June) to see first-hand the work undertaken by Surrey’s Strategic Coordination Group – a team of officers who for several months have led the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team of senior leaders from partner organisations across Surrey have been leading … 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

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