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Firefighters receive ambulance award for saving man’s life

Four firefighters who used their skills in giving emergency medical care to save a man’s life have been honoured with an ambulance service award. The firefighters from Walton Fire Station picked up awards for outstanding patient care from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) at a ceremony last week. They are among firefighters with Surrey … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fire engines to highlight co-responding duties; Have an appy Christmas

Fire engines to highlight co-responding duties Fire engines will be taking on a new look to highlight Surrey firefighters’ role to respond to certain medical emergencies. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s 30 fire engines will display artwork about the potentially lifesaving medical support and equipment crews can provide with nearly 440 firefighters now trained up for … Continue reading

ROUND UP: MP pays Surrey fire service a visit; New community hub for Caterham Valley Library

MP pays Surrey fire service a visit Minister Brandon Lewis visited Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters to find out more about joint working between the emergency services in Surrey and Sussex. Mr Lewis, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, met Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services Kay Hammond … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Put clocks back and check your smoke alarm; Trading standards seize half a tonne of illegal snuff

Put the clocks back and check your smoke alarm Surrey residents are being urged to test their smoke alarm as they put their clocks back this weekend. The call from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service comes after the latest statistics from the Home Office show that 12% of households where fires took place in 2013/14 … Continue reading

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Woking’s new fire station officially opens

A new state-of-the art fire station has opened in Woking as part of a major scheme to redevelop the town centre. The station has been designed to meet the demands of a 21st century fire service with a range of training facilities and a layout which enables firefighters to reach their fire engines in the … Continue reading

Surrey co-responding trial to include more medical emergencies

Firefighters will respond to a wider range of medical emergencies with South East Coast Ambulance Service from next week as part of an expanded co-responding trial scheme. Following early success of the trial, which began at the end of September last year, trained firefighters will now not only attend cardiac arrest calls but also other … Continue reading

Surrey fire crews to respond to more calls under new proposals

Firefighters will respond to a greater number and wider range of call-outs under a proposed new Public Safety Plan for the county. The 10-year plan sets out how the fire and rescue service will adapt to Surrey’s changing needs while also making efficiency savings through working more closely with other emergency services. The county council’s … Continue reading

Surrey emergency services win national improvement and efficiency award

Fire, police and ambulance services in Surrey have won national recognition for their partnership working to help save more lives. They won the ‘working together’ gold award at the annual Improvement and Efficiency Awards which celebrate new ways of working across the public sector. The judges commended Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey Police and … Continue reading

VIDEO: Firefighters receive life-saving oxygen masks for pets

Firefighters are being equipped with special oxygen masks to help save the lives of pets they rescue from blazes. Instead of relying on masks designed for people when trying to revive pets pulled from smoke-filled homes, fire crews will be able to use equipment shaped to fit animals. The pet masks will be carried on … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey firefighter drives home road safety message by releasing music video

A Surrey firefighter has produced a hard-hitting music video highlighting to young motorists the dangers of careless driving after witnessing the harrowing aftermath of car crashes. Maxi Curnow, 23, penned the song If We Make It and enlisted his girlfriend and colleagues from Gomshall fire station to feature in the accompanying video. The four-minute film, … Continue reading

VIDEO: Surrey co-responding trial scheme set to begin

Firefighters will respond to certain medical emergencies as part of a potentially life-saving pilot scheme. Read the press release issued by the South East Coast Ambulance Service here. High-res images can be downloaded from our flickr pages.   

Cyclists and drivers urged to stay safe on the county’s roads this summer

Cyclists and motorists are being urged to take more care around junctions and roundabouts as part of a new cycle safety campaign by Surrey County Council and Surrey Police now underway. Drive SMART*, the road safety initiative led by the county council and police, aims to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: HRH The Duke of Gloucester opens Guildford Fire Station

ROUND UP: Official opening of Guildford Fire Station; Still time to apply for community cash

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

Fire and ice: Surrey Fire and Rescue, the Guildford Flames and Scania GB launch new fire education programme

Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Fire and Police Services, drops the ceremonial first puck of the Flames’ game on Saturday to mark the launch of Fire Freeze – a new programme to teach Surrey schoolchildren about the importance of fire safety. The Fire Freeze programme is a three-way partnership between Surrey Fire … Continue reading

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