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
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
Watch Steve Owen-Hughes, Acting Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, outline proposed changes aimed at preventing emergencies happening in the first place. Find out more out about the proposals here and here.
Firefighters will work more closely with communities to prevent emergencies happening in the first place under a new plan to make Surrey a safer place to live. They will go into schools, colleges, workplaces, homes and support groups to help people with “lifelong” safety, protecting them not just against house fires but also other kinds … Continue reading
Surrey’s fire chief is to lead members of the civilian services at the national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph on Sunday. Steve Owen-Hughes (pictured right) has been asked to lead one of two detachments of the Civilian Services Contingent, made up of staff from the fire, police, ambulance and prison services, as well as St … Continue reading
25 April The fire is now out and we have closed the incident. There are no more updates to follow. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service would like to thank crews from other fire services and the other emergency services for their assistance and all the volunteers who supported them in difficult conditions. 24 April 17:30 A … Continue reading
Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Associate for Fire and Police Services, drops the ceremonial first puck of the Flames’ game on Saturday to mark the launch of Fire Freeze – a new programme to teach Surrey schoolchildren about the importance of fire safety. The Fire Freeze programme is a three-way partnership between Surrey Fire … Continue reading
BBC Surrey’s Mark Carter interviewed Steve Owen-Hughes today about Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s plans to keep people safe in the coming years. The Assistant Chief Fire Officer set out how the service is adapting to meet changing demands. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey