dan quin

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Redevelopment proposals for Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations

Surrey County Council (SCC) is investing £6.25 million in redeveloping Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations and they’re asking local residents to have their say on proposals. The proposals will enable improved health and safety for crews, new gym facilities for crews, a community space to enable engagements with residents and a second fire and rescue … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 37 new firefighters

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) welcomed 37 new firefighters to the service this month. The group of wholetime firefighters took part in three different 15-week training courses, starting in April, July and August. This is the latest group of recruits to join the service, and they will be posted to fire stations across Surrey. … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service call on public to share thoughts on risks in their area

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are seeking views from the public on the risks which they believe are present and prevalent in the county. The survey takes no more than five minutes to complete, and will asks what those completing it think or feel about the service they provide, how it could improve and what … Continue reading

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 show support for menstrual dignity

On Tuesday 11 October Surrey Fire and Rescue Service lit up Guildford Fire Station in a show of support for Binti, an international menstrual dignity charity based in Surrey. The service will be looking to supplement Surrey County Council’s ground-breaking initiative, as the first UK council to provide free period products across the county and … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates another vehicle to Ukraine

Two Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff members set off to Poland yesterday (Thursday 6 October) to donate another 4×4 Land Rover to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. This donation is part of the National Fire Chief Council and UK charity FIREAID’s convoy 4. Convoy 3, which was delivered in May this year, … Continue reading

Fire, Police and MOD partners ‘water bomb’ Hankley Common wildfire

Yesterday (Wednesday 27 July) Surrey Fire and Rescue Service received support in the form of water bombing, provided by the Ministry of Defence. An Airbourne Solutions Eurocopter AS350 helicopter made numerous trips from Frensham Pond to Hankley Common yesterday in a bid to help the service mitigate the spread of the fire. Yesterday marked day … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes eight new firefighters!

On Sunday 22 August, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomed eight new on-call firefighters to the service. The firefighters have undertaken a modular initial training course over a period of 4 months which included fire ground training as well as how to use hose, fire service ladders, breathing apparatus, road traffic collision equipment and much … Continue reading

Surrey and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services invest in live streaming tech for 999 calls

Capita’s 999eye software is launching on Saturday (1 May) at Surrey and West Sussex’s Joint Fire Control meaning when residents call 999, they’ll now be offered the opportunity to contribute a live video stream to the emergency control centre. Upon calling 999, callers are now asked if they want to provide a live video stream … Continue reading

Firefighters swap their fire kit for football boots

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service launches its own football team this month as they join the Emergency Services Football League – a nationwide competition consisting of emergency, prison and armed services. Led by Manager, Simon Capel, the squad of 40 are being supported by Surrey Football Association (FA) who are providing use of their Meadowbank Football … Continue reading

Further update: Thursley Common wildfire

The wildfire at Thursley Common has been brought under control by firefighters as they spend the fourth day of this incident patrolling the site. Fire appliances and crews have been scaled back to reflect the new size of this incident. Dan Quin, Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service updates on next … Continue reading

Blue Light Serenade at Surrey hospitals every Thursday

Starting this Thursday evening, as part of the weekly #ClapforCarers display of thanks for key workers across the country, emergency services in Surrey will add their support in a special ‘Blue Light Serenade’ at all five of Surrey’s acute hospitals.  Police vehicles, ambulances and fire engines are intending to gather (incidents permitting) at each of … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue implements plans to modernise

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service implements its Making Surrey Safer Plan this week which will see significantly more resources dedicated to preventing emergencies. A detailed risk analysis using data from 999 calls over the past 5 years and intelligence about the areas of highest risk in Surrey showed that the service had additional resources available … 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


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