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Protect our commons and say #BurgerOff to BBQs!

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is urging residents to say ‘Burger Off’ to disposable barbecue’s and pack a picnic instead if they’re heading out and about this Summer. Already this year, the service has been called to over 500 fires in our outdoor spaces. The service has also created a map showing the location, … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes eight new firefighters!

On Sunday 22 August, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomed eight new on-call firefighters to the service. The firefighters have undertaken a modular initial training course over a period of 4 months which included fire ground training as well as how to use hose, fire service ladders, breathing apparatus, road traffic collision equipment and much … Continue reading

Parade celebrating 34 firefighters who joined during the pandemic

On Sunday (25 July) Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) hosted a pass out parade for the 34 firefighters from five recruitment courses who joined the service during the pandemic. The recruits, who are currently serving across 18 of 25 Surrey fire stations, were not able to celebrate starting their new careers due to COVID-19. … Continue reading

Surrey and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services invest in live streaming tech for 999 calls

Capita’s 999eye software is launching on Saturday (1 May) at Surrey and West Sussex’s Joint Fire Control meaning when residents call 999, they’ll now be offered the opportunity to contribute a live video stream to the emergency control centre. Upon calling 999, callers are now asked if they want to provide a live video stream … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s response to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) regarding the fatal fire in Banstead on Friday 19 March.

The thoughts of everyone within Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are with the resident’s family and friends. Early detection of a fire is always key, it alerts someone to the fire and can also allow them the chance to get to a safer place before we arrive. In regards to this particular fire in … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service wins landmark court case against unsafe vessel on River Thames

After almost two years, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has won a landmark court case against an extremely unsafe vessel on the River Thames. The 10-bedroomed vessel ‘RoR’ (also known as Rhythm of the River) was being used as a bed and breakfast style resort for both long and short-term stays. The case started … Continue reading

Calling all Veterans across Surrey and beyond!

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Civilian-Military Partnership Board (SCMPB) are delighted to host their second online Veteran’s Hub on Tuesday 2 March from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. In addition to offering comradery, the hub will provide veterans, ex-service personnel and their families with the opportunity to get together virtually to receive support and advice … Continue reading

Covid-19 inspection report praises Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) in September 2020, regarding the way in which they responded to the Covid-19 pandemic; the findings have been published today. The service summarised HMICFRS’s findings as: The service – was able to make an effective initial … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 12 new firefighters

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) welcomed 12 new firefighters into the service last month. Out of the group, 10 are wholetime and two on-call. The group of wholetime have completed their 14-week training which started on Monday 14 September. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the pass out parade has been postponed and will be … Continue reading

Fire Service plea to prevent Christmas cooking chaos

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) is reminding residents of how to prevent festive fires in the kitchen this Christmas. This comes as the Service reports that during the festive period they see a 33% increase in house fires, with kitchen and chimney fires accounting for majority of them. These fires are particularly common amongst … Continue reading

Trainee Firefighters ‘Cycling home for Christmas’ in aid of charity

Surrey Fire and Rescue Services (SFRS) new firefighter recruits will be cycling the distance between the service’s Headquarters and their homes on Wednesday 16 December, in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity. The Santa-suit clad group of 10 will be cycling home for Christmas to an equivalent of 543 miles on indoor bikes. Their fantastic … Continue reading

Your county needs you to join Surrey County Council’s online Veteran’s Hub

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Civilian Military Partnership Board are delighted to launch their first online Veteran’s Hub on Friday 11 December from 10.30am to 12pm. The hub, which will be hosted on Zoom, will provide veterans, ex-service personnel and family members with the opportunity to get together virtually on a regular basis … Continue reading

Fire service and Trading Standards safety plea to Surrey residents ahead of Hallowe’en and bonfire night

With so many organised firework displays cancelled this year due to COVID-19, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards are reminding residents to be safe and consider others. During October to November 2019, SFRS attended one firework related call and eight false alarms regarding bonfires being misconstrued as house fires. … Continue reading

Covid-19 and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

We do not recognise the claims that have been made by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). To be clear, this is not an outbreak. One operational firefighter tested positive for Covid-19 on 25 July 2020. As a result, Test and Trace protocols have been implemented by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). All of the … Continue reading

Royal guest visits team at the heart of COVID-19 emergency response

Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, made a visit yesterday (Wednesday 17 June) to see first-hand the work undertaken by Surrey’s Strategic Coordination Group – a team of officers who for several months have led the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team of senior leaders from partner organisations across Surrey have been leading … Continue reading

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