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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

Royal guests praise public sector staff at the core of Surrey’s Covid-19 response

On Thursday 18 March The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Surrey’s temporary community hospital at Headley Court which was opened in June as a result of the joint partnership between the NHS and Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum (SLRF) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to the NHS Seacole Centre, … Continue reading

Surrey partners come together to remember Covid victims

Frontline staff, public services and volunteers from across Surrey who have managed the Covid-19 response will come together on Tuesday, 23rd March to remember and pay tribute to those who have died from coronavirus over the last 12 months. On the first anniversary of the country being placed into lockdown, organisations that make up Surrey’s … Continue reading

Boost partnership working to support Surrey’s Armed Forces Community

This year’s annual Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference is being held online on Thursday 18 March from 10am until 1pm, celebrating partnerships and our joint work to support our armed forces, their families as well as ex-service personnel and veterans, These challenging times have highlighted the invaluable impact of organisation and community collaboration and illustrated … 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

Surrey partners working together to deal with dramatic rise in COVID-19

Surrey’s Local Resilience Forum is putting additional measures in-place to support hospitals, social care, and other front-line services, as they battle to deal with very high and rising rates of Covid-19 infections across the county. Surrey now has one of the highest infection rates per 100,000 people in the UK.  The infection rate across the … 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

Five new firefighters graduate in Surrey

The latest group of new recruits have celebrated passing their training with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) this week. A special graduation ceremony was held on Sunday 27 September at the service’s headquarters in Reigate, with family, friends and others able to watch virtually via Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s official Facebook page. Firefighters … 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

Urgent appeal for Personal Protective Equipment

Surrey County Council is appealing to businesses for vital personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to help protect frontline workers delivering essential services to Surrey residents during Covid-19.  As the nation faces unprecedented demand for PPE, there is a very limited supply coming into the county for social workers, care home staff, firefighters and volunteers, with … Continue reading

HMICFRS report finds Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has made “significant progress”.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has reported that Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has made “significant progress” in a number of areas since their previous inspection in 2018. The HMICFRS inspection team revisited SFRS in September 2019. They went to two stations, spoke to our staff and operational managers, and … Continue reading

Steve Owen-Hughes appointed Surrey’s Chief Fire Officer

Steve Owen-Hughes has been appointed Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Owen-Hughes (pictured right) joined the service in 2010 as Assistant Chief Fire Officer and has been acting in the role of chief for the past few months. He said: “It’s a great honour to have been appointed to serve Surrey … Continue reading

More than 1,500 responses received so far as fire consultation enters final week

With a week left to run in the fire service consultation on proposals to make Surrey safer, 1,550 responses have already been received. The key proposal is for a big increase in prevention work to stop incidents happening in the first place. Firefighters would go into many more homes, schools and workplaces to help people … Continue reading

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