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Reigate Fire Station to be redeveloped and improved

On Wednesday (26 April), Surrey County Council’s (SCC’s) Cabinet approved initial plans to invest in and redevelop Reigate Fire Station. SCC is the fire and rescue authority for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. The plans propose a part-demolish and rebuild of the current fire station, located at Wray Park, this includes: Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer, … Continue reading

Surrey Chief Fire Officer appointed national road safety and road rescue lead

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) Chief Fire Officer, Dan Quin, has been appointed to head up the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) road safety and road rescue teams. Dan will be undertaking the additional road safety lead element of the role, from March 2023, alongside his role as Chief Fire Officer, which he was … Continue reading

Redevelopment proposals for Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations

Surrey County Council (SCC) is investing £6.25 million in redeveloping Chobham and Lingfield Fire Stations and they’re asking local residents to have their say on proposals. The proposals will enable improved health and safety for crews, new gym facilities for crews, a community space to enable engagements with residents and a second fire and rescue … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomes 37 new firefighters

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) welcomed 37 new firefighters to the service this month. The group of wholetime firefighters took part in three different 15-week training courses, starting in April, July and August. This is the latest group of recruits to join the service, and they will be posted to fire stations across Surrey. … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service call on public to share thoughts on risks in their area

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are seeking views from the public on the risks which they believe are present and prevalent in the county. The survey takes no more than five minutes to complete, and will asks what those completing it think or feel about the service they provide, how it could improve and what … Continue reading

Surrey’s first female firefighter retires after 30 years

Paula Hartwell joined Surrey Fire and Rescue Service in January 1993 as the services first female firefighter, and after 30 years she’s hanging up her helmet. Since joining the service as a firefighter at Chertsey Fire Station, Paula went on to become a Leading Firefighter, followed by a Watch Commander in fire stations as well … Continue reading

Improving fire and rescue service culture

London Fire Brigade’s Independent Culture Review, chaired by Nazir Afzal OBE, has been published which has found a ‘culture of racism and misogyny’ in the Brigade. We would like to thank all those who took part in it for their honesty and courage in sharing their experiences. As a service we acknowledge the report and … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Police team up to promote road safety through football

On Friday 4 November Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s football team played host to Surrey Police, with the shared goal of improving road safety during the winter period. The fixture was planned to highlight the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and general road safety during the winter period. Those in … Continue reading

Surrey announces new Chief Fire Officer

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service have appointed Dan Quin as their new permanent Chief Fire Officer. Dan has been acting-up as Chief Fire Officer since June 2022, prior to that he was the county’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer since October 2019. He has served his whole career within Surrey Fire and Rescue Service since joining … Continue reading

Safe Drive Stay Alive Makes Live Return

Safe Drive Stay Alive returns to Dorking Halls next month, for its first live performances in three years. The live show has been performed in front of 190,000 young people between the ages of 16-19 since its inception in 2005 and is an emotionally engaging and thought-provoking education production, coordinated by Surrey Fire and Rescue … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service show support for menstrual dignity

On Tuesday 11 October Surrey Fire and Rescue Service lit up Guildford Fire Station in a show of support for Binti, an international menstrual dignity charity based in Surrey. The service will be looking to supplement Surrey County Council’s ground-breaking initiative, as the first UK council to provide free period products across the county and … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates another vehicle to Ukraine

Two Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff members set off to Poland yesterday (Thursday 6 October) to donate another 4×4 Land Rover to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. This donation is part of the National Fire Chief Council and UK charity FIREAID’s convoy 4. Convoy 3, which was delivered in May this year, … Continue reading

16 new firefighters join Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Yesterday (Sunday 7 August), Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomed 16 new firefighters at a pass out parade. The firefighters will be based at a Haslemere, Banstead, Walton, Egham, Camberley, Dorking, Godstone, Fordbridge, Guildford, Esher, Woking and Leatherhead Fire Stations. The group were presented their certificates and welcomed to the service by the Service’s Chief … Continue reading

Fire, Police and MOD partners ‘water bomb’ Hankley Common wildfire

Yesterday (Wednesday 27 July) Surrey Fire and Rescue Service received support in the form of water bombing, provided by the Ministry of Defence. An Airbourne Solutions Eurocopter AS350 helicopter made numerous trips from Frensham Pond to Hankley Common yesterday in a bid to help the service mitigate the spread of the fire. Yesterday marked day … Continue reading

Fordbridge Veterans Hub Celebrates One-Year Anniversary        

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service staff joined the Veterans to celebrate Fordbridge Veterans Hub’s one-year anniversary, enjoying refreshments, reminiscing and listening to speeches from invited guests including the Mayor of Spelthorne. The Fordbridge Hub was formed by the North Surrey Armed Forces Partnership and was the second of its kind to be hosted by the … Continue reading


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