The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to request information held by public authorities. This does not provide the right of access to personal information as this is covered under the Data Protection Act (DPA).
Reports and data on a variety of Surrey Fire and Rescue Service's activities are freely available for viewing and can be downloaded at a number of public sources.
- SFRS Statement of Assurance - information about Surrey Fire and Rescue Service including how we are governed, our finances and how we work with partners.
- Surreyi - data on various aspects of life in Surrey including health, the economy and housing.
- NOMIS - UK labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics.
- UK Government national statistics - research and statistical information from GOV.UK
- Fire Statistics Monitor - national statistics on fires, casualties, false alarms and non-fire incidents attended by fire and rescue services in England.
- LGInform - published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue authority.
- Religion, Belief and Culture in the Community guide - how we are working with other fire and rescue services to better understand religion, belief and culture in our communities.
Surrey County Council Publication Scheme
The Publication Scheme can assist members of the public to find information without having to make a formal FOI request.
How we handle your data
Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Further information about the data we hold and how we use it can be found on the information and records page. In order to deliver our services effectively and target those most at risk, we work closely and share information with our Partners and other agencies, for example other emergency services, hospitals, healthcare and welfare organisations.
NHS Exeter health data
Health data has been produced by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) and NHS England to help identify over 65s and vulnerable households in order to deliver vital Home Fire Safety Checks and safety referrals.
NHS England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) in England work together to share information (where relevant, proportionate and necessary) to allow Fire Service personnel to undertake home safety assessments for those who would benefit from a visit.
The majority of fire deaths in the UK occur amongst the elderly population. However older people are most vulnerable to fire and a number of other risks. A home visit from the FRS is proven to make them safer and can reduce risk significantly.
In one area of the United Kingdom where this work has been piloted since 2007, there has been a significant reduction in fire deaths and injuries which has developed into a current trend well below the national average. So we know this work can save many lives.
The FRS and NHS will continue to work together in the future to ensure the visits undertaken by the FRS are effective in helping make people safe and well.
Translation and interpretation
In order to meet the needs of some people, it may be necessary to have documents translated or to engage an interpreter. Our translation advice explains the services available to you.