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Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer recognised in New Year Honours

Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year Honours. Russell Pearson was honoured for outstanding service to the emergency services and the public. Mr Pearson joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in 1992 and was appointed Chief Fire Officer in 2007. David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County … 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

Surrey firefighters step in to help paramedics save more lives

Surrey firefighters are stepping in to help ambulance crews gain quick access to the homes of patients who are critically ill and unable to open their doors to paramedics. They have taken on a new role gaining entry to locked properties in medical emergencies to help the ambulance service save even more lives. Police have … Continue reading

Life-saving defibrillators on all Surrey fire engines

Every fire engine in Surrey has been fitted with a defibrillator to help firefighters save more lives at the scene of emergencies. Surrey County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service has equipped its entire 35-strong fleet with defibrillators to enable crews who are first on the scene to treat casualties suffering a cardiac arrest. At the … Continue reading

New Surrey fire engines arrive

A fleet of new fire engines have been unveiled as part of Surrey County Council’s investment in new equipment. Fire chiefs have taken delivery of two of the 12 new Scania engines as well as new equipment to cut motorists free from crashed vehicles. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety Kay Hammond and … 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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