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Surrey Fire and Rescue Service donates two vehicles to Ukraine

Six Surrey Fire and Rescue Service staff members set off to Poland today (Tuesday 3 May) to donate two 4×4 Landrover vehicles to the Ukrainian Fire and Rescue Service. The vehicles, which have been decommissioned by the service, are typically used for off-road/rural firefighting, however during COVID they were used to deliver PPE around the … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes 30 new firefighters and Fire Dog Suki and kicks off Platinum Jubilee celebrations!

Yesterday (Sunday 24 April), Surrey Fire and Rescue Service welcomed 30 new firefighters and Fire Investigation Dog Suki, at a pass out parade in Reigate. The firefighters will be based at a 15 Surrey fire stations, including: Fordbridge, Leatherhead, Guildford, Esher, Woking, Camberley, Epsom, Godstone, Egham, Walton, Dorking, Banstead, Godlaming, Oxted and Haslemere. Suki, a … Continue reading

Joint Service Leadership Team and Fire Officers Association Communication – Unofficial Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Facebook Accounts

There are a number of pages on Facebook which claim to either represent Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) or the views of fire and rescue trade unions. These sites have launched attacks on members of SFRS staff – both senior managers and frontline colleagues. We strongly deny any association with these pages, they do … Continue reading

UK’s first firefighter wearing a bone anchored hearing aid joins Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s On-call Trainee Firefighter Dave Newman is the UK’s first bone anchored hearing aid wearing firefighter. Dave is currently taking part in a modular firefighter training course. He has been supported through some high-risk exercises this week to ensure he, and many others like him, can fulfil their dreams of becoming … Continue reading

Inspection report shows Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is in “much better shape”

A new report, published today (Wednesday 15 December 2021), shows improvements have been made to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) showed an improvement in six out of the 11 categories assessed – five of which have been rated as ‘good’. … Continue reading

Emergency Services plea to prevent drink and drug driving in Surrey this Christmas

Emergency Services in Surrey are warning residents about getting home safely this Christmas as data shows a peak in drink and drug driving during the winter months. The campaign is a result of the 233 road traffic collisions attended last winter (October-January) by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, almost a quarter of which were caused … Continue reading

Tri-service emergency control room goes live for Surrey, West and East Sussex

A tri-service emergency control room for Surrey, West and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Services has gone live today (Wednesday 17 November). Surrey’s control room originally started taking calls for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) in December 2019. In January last year, East Sussex Fire Authority made the decision to join the tri-service … Continue reading

How safe is your little scarers costume this Halloween?

It took under a minute for a monsters Halloween t-shirt to be engulfed in flames during a fire safety screen test by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards. The screen test included a variety of garments and accessories such as witch hats, capes, skeleton tights and pumpkin tops. Three … Continue reading

Surrey, West and East Sussex are recruiting 999 call handlers

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit new control room officers. The emergency room also cover West Sussex’s mobilising and control and are due to welcome East Sussex onboard later this year. The role requires someone with an impeccable telephone manner, quick thinking and a good level of commitment. Sally Wilson manages Joint … Continue reading

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

UPDATED: Investigation into fatal fire in Banstead

Thursday 25 March The service would like to reiterate its sincere condolences to the family and friends of this resident who was victim of this tragic incident. Our Fire Investigation Team have concluded that the cause of the fatal fire in Banstead that occurred in the early hours of Friday 19 March was most likely … Continue reading

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