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Firefighters issue safety warnings following spate of incidents linked to warm weather

Surrey firefighters have issued fire and water safety warnings following a spate of incidents linked to the warm weather. Fires can start and spread more quickly on dry sunny days so Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care with barbecues and cigarettes and avoid having bonfires. And while it may … Continue reading

Property company ordered to pay £460,000 following fatal fire at Surrey retirement home

A property company was today ordered to pay fines and costs of £460,000 for fire safety breaches at a retirement home where an elderly woman died in a fire. FirstPort Limited, formerly Peverel Management Services, was prosecuted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service following a fire at Gibson Court, Hinchley Wood in September 2011. The … Continue reading

Fire safety fine for Chinese restaurant firm after 25 people were found living in office building

A Chinese restaurant firm has been fined for fire safety breaches after 25 people were found living in its former head office. HJ Tenger Holdings Ltd was fined £7,500 and ordered to pay a further £9,980 in costs following a prosecution brought by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. When fire safety officers visited the office … 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

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

Fire and rescue service wins national award

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has received national recognition for a project to keep vulnerable people safe in their homes. The service won the Fire & Rescue Project of the Year at the at the annual Improvement and Efficiency Awards together with Surrey County Council’s adult social care team. The project aims to provide fire … Continue reading

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