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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

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

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.   

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

Surrey given £1.5 million to invest in mental health services

To help drive forward work being done by public services, Kris Hopkins today gave Surrey £1.5 million to invest in improving help for people with mental health problems. The cash from the Local Government Minister is aimed at helping work to provide emergency support that will also potentially save £13 million. Surrey County Council leader David … Continue reading

New transport deal gives better service and £620,000 savings

NHS patients will get a better transport service under a new deal that will also save taxpayers more than £620,000 a year. As part of a joint procurement, NHS Surrey and Surrey County Council have awarded a new three-year contract to provide non-emergency transport for patients to South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust … Continue reading

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