Surrey Fire and Rescue Service looks after approximately 1.18 million people spread across approximately 1,676 square kilometres in a county that includes several large urban areas such as Guildford, Redhill and Woking. Surrey has some 103 kilometres of motorway, there are two major airports nearby and there are more than 1000 sites identified as posing high risk throughout the county.
As well as providing an emergency response service to the people of Surrey, we focus our efforts on education – raising awareness amongst the most vulnerable people in order to prevent fires, road traffic collisions and other emergencies.
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 widespread flooding and other water rescue incidents or dealing with emergencies that may involve hazardous materials. We also provide information and advice on community issues affecting public safety and enforce fire safety legislation. We aim to make Surrey a safer place to live, visit and do business.
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service's Senior Leadership team is led by the Chief Fire Officer for Surrey - Mr Steve Owen-Hughes.