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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

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

Firefighters swap their fire kit for football boots

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service launches its own football team this month as they join the Emergency Services Football League – a nationwide competition consisting of emergency, prison and armed services. Led by Manager, Simon Capel, the squad of 40 are being supported by Surrey Football Association (FA) who are providing use of their Meadowbank Football … 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

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

Statement regarding the fire at Lammas Lane, Esher

On Wednesday 9 June Surrey Fire & Rescue Service attended a large fire at Lammas Lane in Esher that required a response from up to 12 fire engines. We are incredibly proud of how our all of our staff and partners responded to this incident and brought it under control quickly. This included leading one … Continue reading

Further update: Thursley Common wildfire

The wildfire at Thursley Common has been brought under control by firefighters as they spend the fourth day of this incident patrolling the site. Fire appliances and crews have been scaled back to reflect the new size of this incident. Dan Quin, Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service updates on next … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to support ambulance service amid COVID-19 response

Surrey firefighters are assisting their blue light partners, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), in the battle against COVID-19. Five staff members have completed training delivered by SECAmb in preparation for their new temporary roles as Ambulance Assistants. They have been upskilling their clinical care knowledge as well as some additional driving training so that … Continue reading

Blue Light Serenade at Surrey hospitals every Thursday

Starting this Thursday evening, as part of the weekly #ClapforCarers display of thanks for key workers across the country, emergency services in Surrey will add their support in a special ‘Blue Light Serenade’ at all five of Surrey’s acute hospitals.  Police vehicles, ambulances and fire engines are intending to gather (incidents permitting) at each of … Continue reading

Surrey Fire and Rescue implements plans to modernise

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service implements its Making Surrey Safer Plan this week which will see significantly more resources dedicated to preventing emergencies. A detailed risk analysis using data from 999 calls over the past 5 years and intelligence about the areas of highest risk in Surrey showed that the service had additional resources available … Continue reading

Surrey to handle 999 calls for East Sussex

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will take 999 calls for East Sussex from 2021. The transfer of mobilising arrangements to Surrey was approved at a meeting of East Sussex’s Fire Authority today (Thursday 09 January 2020). This follows the successful transfer of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s 999 calls to Surrey’s state of the … Continue reading

Keeping safe at Christmas

Keeping you safe at Christmas Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there’s lots to think about this Christmas. While fire safety is vital throughout the year, the extra distractions of Christmas make it especially important to be vigilant. Dan Quin, Deputy Chief Fire Officer says: “Christmas is a time for festive cheer with … Continue reading

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