Surrey Fire and Rescue Service


Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

Infobox UK Fire and Rescue
name= Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
area= Surrey
start= 1 April 1948
population= 1,067,200
size= 1,663 km²
staff= 1,000+
BM= Steve Myers
stations= 24
HQ= Reigate
FA= Surrey County Council






web= [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF/Surrey+Fire+and+Rescue+Service?opendocument Surrey Fire and Rescue Service]

The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the County of Surrey, England, with 24 fire stations. It is comes under the administrative and legislative control of Surrey County Council, who fund the service by collecting a precept via council tax, and from central government funds, known as a grant settlement.

The fire and rescue service

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service employs approximately 1000 staff and looks after a population of over one million people spread across an area of 1663 squarekilometres. The region features several large urban areas such as Guildford, Redhilland Woking; 64 miles of motorway; and is in close proximity to two major airports in
London Gatwick and London Heathrow.

A total of 24 fire stations are strategically sited throughout the County. 17 of these are crewed on a wholetime basis, with fire engine crews available at the fire station 24 hours a day and seven are crewed on a part-time basis (i.e. the crew live and work in the near vicinity and are available oncall).

Historically, fire cover was set to national standards that were defined back inthe 1930s.

New equipment

On 26 March 2007, fire crews across Surrey took delivery of 12 Scanias, amongst the UK's most advanced fire appliances. The vehicles seat eight firefighters instead of six, and each has a "tough book" computer system that contains every address in the county.

They also have a compressed air foam system or "CAFS" as it is known. This produces class 'A' foam through a hosereel or standard layflat hose. The class 'A' foam can be used to coat buildings and cars to continue absorbing heat after standard water would have run off. The system is useful for defensive firefighting operations but is unpopular with crews due to the fact that the installation of a CAFS hosereel replaces one of the standard water hosereels used for offensive firefighting operations. Therefore a CAFS appliance carries only 60 m of hosereel compared to 120 m on the older appliances.

The fire service has also received money to buy a new rescue boat which will be based at Walton-on-Thames and used during flooding incidents.

Fire stations

Full Time

*Reigate (adjacent to HQ),
**2 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Search and Rescue Tender
*Woking
**2 x Water Tender Ladder
*Leatherhead (Actually in Fetcham).
**1 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Water Carrier 1 x British Red Cross Fire & Emergency Support Unit
*Epsom
**2 x Water Tender Ladder
*Dorking (Actually in North Holmwood)
**1 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Water Carrier, 1 x L4T (Landrover), 1 x Environment Protection Unit
*Camberley
**2 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Water Carrier, 1 x L4T (Landrover)
*Painshill (Cobham)
**1 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Incident Command Unit, 1 x Forward Command Vehicle
*Godstone
**1 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Water Carrier, 1 x Incident Response Unit
*Esher (Actually in Hinchley Wood)
**1 x Water Tender Ladder
*Sunbury-on-Thames
**1 x Water Tender Ladder
*Staines (Actually in Stanwell)
**1 x Water Tender Ladder
*Chertsey (Actually in Addlestonemoor)
**1 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Aerial Ladder Platform, 1 x Prime Mover
*Egham
**1 x Water Tender Ladder
*Farnham
**1 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x Water Carrier, 1 L4T (Landrover)

Variable

*Guildford
**3 x Water Tender Ladder
**1 x Aerial Ladder Platform
**1 x Prime Mover
*Walton-on-Thames
**2 x Water Tender Ladder
**1x Swift Water Rescue Vehicle
**1 x Rigid Inflatable Boat
*Haslemere
**2 x Water Tender Ladder
**1 x L4T (Landrover)

Retained

*Oxted
**2 x Water Tender Ladder
*Lingfield
**1 x Water Tender Ladder
*Gomshall
**1 x Water Tender Ladder
*Cranleigh
**2 x Water Tender Ladder
*Godalming
**2 x Water Tender Ladder
*Dunsfold
**1 x Water Tender Ladder, 1 x L4T (Land Rover)
*Chobham
**1 x Water Tender Ladder

ee also

* Fire Service in the UK
* Firefighter
* Bushfire
* Country Fire Service
* FDNY
* Fire/Burglar alarms
* Fire apparatus
* Fire station
* Fireboat
* Fire safety
* Glossary of firefighting equipment
* Glossary of firefighting terms
* Glossary of wildland fire terms
* Incident Command System
* LAFD
* List of historic fires
* Smokejumper
* Smoke detector
* Water tender

Other Surrey emergency services

* Surrey Police
* South East Coast Ambulance Service

External links

* [http://www.surrey-fire.gov.uk Official website]
* [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/ Surrey county Council]
* [http://www.cranleigh-fire-station.co.uk Cranleigh fire station]
* [http://www.emergency-vehicles.co.uk Emergency Vehicles Online]
* [http://www.btinternet.com/~godalming Godalming Fire Station]
* [http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/measday/ Fire Stations and Appliances in Surrey]


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