County council adopts MND charter Surrey County Council has adopted a new charter to show its commitment to helping people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing Helyn Clack signed the Motor Neurone Disease Association’s five-point charter to help those suffering from the disease, which affects the brain and spinal cord. South Nutfield … Continue reading
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
Canadian rugby team visit Witley Camp A Canadian rugby team playing in an international competition running alongside the World Cup has visited a former Surrey military camp to learn about their First World War ancestors. The Canadian Defence Rugby Team took a tour of Witley Camp, near Guildford, where volunteers recently participated in an archaeological … Continue reading
Official opening of Guildford Fire Station The official opening of a new fire station in Guildford will take place this Friday (26 June) with a host of guests attending including HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Surrey Chairman Sally Marks and Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services Kay Hammond. The station, based at Ladymead, includes better … Continue reading
A new state-of-the-art fire station in Guildford is almost complete. Firefighters are moving equipment to the brand new site next door to the existing station and testing the facilities. The new building features better training facilities, particularly for honing rescue techniques at road accidents, and also includes spaces to work with local school children and other community … Continue reading
A national property initiative to ensure councils and the government work together to make best use of public buildings has been launched by Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office Chloe Smith and Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge at Guildford Fire Station. Feel free to embed the video below. Follow this link for the Cabinet … Continue reading
Fire crews have returned to Guildford Fire Station after a suspicious device was made safe. Surrey Police temporarily closed the road outside the fire station while a military team detonated the device, which was believed to be a smoke bomb.
Crew have now returned to Guildford Fire Station. A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Due to an ongoing police led incident at Guildford Fire Station crews have been evacuated from the premises. “Firefighters and their fire engines are currently based at a standby location nearby ready to respond to any emergencies across the … Continue reading
Plans for a new state-of-the-art fire station in Guildford have been given the go-ahead. Guildford Borough Council’s planning committee voted to approve Surrey County Council’s application for a new building on land at Ladymead. It will include better training facilities and improved working areas for firefighters. The county council performs the role of Surrey Fire … Continue reading
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Gavin Watts was interviewed by BBC Surrey’s Sarah Gorrell about plans for a new fire station in Guildford. Courtesy of BBC Surrey.