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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

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

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

Fire service receives £2 million Government funding

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will receive £2 million from the Government to improve and expand its emergency control room operation. The funding is an “endorsement of Surrey’s strategy” from central government, according to Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer Russell Pearson. He said: “Following the demise of the national regional control centre programme, some fire and … Continue reading

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