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Who we are (Surrey Fire and Rescue Service)

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service provides fire and rescue services for over 1.18 million people in Surrey and many others that pass through our county every day.

We employ 673 members of staff including firefighters, 999 call operators, trainers, mechanics, business support and supply colleagues. Our staff work from 25 fire stations and our Headquarters site in Reigate.

Fire Authority

Surrey firefighters in fire kitSurrey County Council is our Fire Authority, meaning they have overall responsibility for fire and rescue services in Surrey. Any significant changes we make are scrutinised and subject to approval by fire authority members. Our lead Fire Authority Member is Councillor Denise Turner-Stewart.

Surrey County Council has set out a vision for Surrey in 2030, placing greater emphasis on prevention, services for vulnerable people, and the need for greater collaboration with partners. As a county council service we will be playing our part in delivering this vision. How we will do this is explained in our Making Surrey Safer Plan for 2020 – 2023

Senior Leadership Team

On a day to day basis, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is run by a senior leadership team, led by Chief Fire Officer Steve Owen-Hughes.