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Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

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The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the County of Surrey, England, with 24 fire stations. It 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 square kilometres. The region features several large urban areas such as Guildford, Redhill and 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 on call).

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

Fire Stations/Appliances

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
S10 Staines Wholetime 1x WrL
S11 Reigate Wholetime 2x Wrl 1xICU 1x WrL
S12 Dorking Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4T, 1x EPU*, 1x DIM*
S13 Leatherhead Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x FESU
S14 Godstone Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x IRU*
S15 Oxted Retained 2x WrL
S16 Lingfield Retained 1x WrL
S17 Epsom wholetime 2x WrL
S18 Walton-On-Thames Day Crewed/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x SWRU+IrbT*
S19 Sunbury-On-Thames Wholetime 1x WrL
S20 Esher wholetime 1x WrL
S21 Painshill Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x H4V/ARU*, 1x ICCU*
S22 Guildford Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 3x WrL, 1x ALP, 2x PM+ISU*
S23 Gomshall Retained 1x WrL
S24 Godalming Retained 2x WrL
S25 Haslemere Day Crewed/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4T
S26 Farnham Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x H4V/P*
S27 Dunsfold Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4T
S28 Cranleigh Retained 2x WrL
S29 Woking Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x H4V/P*
S30 Camberley Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4T, 1x H4V/P*
S31 Egham Wholetime 1x WrL
S32 Chobham Retained 1x WrL
S33 Chertsey Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x BASU*, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL*, 1x PM+MDD*
S34 || Horley || Wholetime || 1x WrL


S35 || Banstead || Wholetime || 1x WrL


Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns

  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2/P3
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W1
  • Light 4x4 Tender (L4T): M1
  • Heavy 4x4 Tender/Pump (H4T/P): M1/M2
  • Heavy 4x4 Vehicle/Animal Rescue Unit (H4V/ARU): M1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Swift Water Rescue Unit + Inshore Rescue Boat (SWRU+IrbT): B3
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU): S3
  • fire & Emergency Support Unit (FESU): S6
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T8
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Laying (PM+HVHL): T9
  • Prime Mover + Incident Support Unit (PM+ISU): T1/T2

CBRN Response:

  • Detection, Identification & Monitoring (DIM): H8
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Prime Mover + Mass Decontamination Disrobe (PM+MDD): T10

See also

Other Surrey emergency services

External links

  • Official website
  • Surrey county Council
  • Emergency Vehicles Online
  • Godalming Fire Station
  • Fire Stations and Appliances in Surrey
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