Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

What we do

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service looks after a population of approximately 1,040,000 covering an area of 1,676 square kilometres that includes several large urban areas such as Guildford, Redhill and Woking, 64 miles of motorway, proximity to two major airports and over 200 special risks throughout the County.

As well as providing a response service to the people of Surrey, we focus our efforts on education - raising awareness amongst the most vulnerable people in order to reduce suffering caused by fires, road traffic collisions and other emergencies. We also work with partners in a number of areas.

Surrey's firefighters are trained to deal with a range of emergency situations, not just fires and road traffic collisions. These activities include working with other agencies to respond to accidents or emergencies in pipelines running through Surrey, dealing with emergencies that may involve hazardous or radioactive materials, and advising on fire safety requirements for building regulations.

Our priorities, plans and governance

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service's main aim is to make Surrey safer. Working with others, we want to make Surrey a safer place to live, work, travel and do business. Our vision for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is:

  • A high performing, low cost and valued organisation that contributes to making Surrey a safer place.
  • An employer of choice, providing career opportunities with a motivated workforce who are competent and confident, healthy and safe, and who are representative of their community.
  • Managing our resources based on risk analysis, matching resources to demand and providing a balanced level of emergency response across Surrey.
  • Ensuring that we are sufficiently resilient to be able to provide an emergency response under all foreseeable circumstances.

Find out more about Surrey Fire and Rescue's priorities, plans and governance.

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  • Updated: 05 Dec 2014
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