Surrey Fire and Rescue Service began taking 999 calls for both West Sussex and Surrey as of yesterday (Wednesday 4 December 2019). Control Operators will despatch firefighters and fire engines from West Sussex to emergencies in their county from the joint control room. It will not affect the level of service provided to anyone calling … Continue reading
A new fire station – Fordbridge – opened in Spelthorne this week. Fordbridge is in an optimal location and replaces Staines and Sunbury fire stations. The station is contemporary, efficient and has training facilities that meet the needs of 21st century firefighters.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has signed an agreement with Surrey Search & Rescue to work together in the event of flooding and during other water rescues. Surrey Search & Rescue (SurSAR) is a team of highly-trained volunteers who already support fire crews and other emergency services at incidents when called on to do so. … 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
17:45 FINAL UPDATE Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said “The fire was put out earlier this afternoon and crews have begun to leave the scene. “An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.” 15:20 Surrey Fire & Rescue Area Commander Ian Thomson gives a statement on today’s fire at St George’s School … Continue reading
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are running an exercise in Redhill to hone their responses to a chemical or gas incident. In what is thought to be the first exercise of its kind with more than 50 volunteers being ‘evacuated’ in public from Redhill’s Belfry Shopping Centre before being ‘decontaminated’. Throughout the exercise which starts … Continue reading
ExxonMobil, esure and Canon are among the household names backing a Surrey road safety campaign. The businesses are helping to educate young people about the consequences of dangerous driving. They are supporting the Safe Drive Stay Alive initiative in Surrey and have already pledged money or the free use of their facilities for the road … Continue reading
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