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.
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 the two largest airports in the United Kingdom: London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
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.
|Station Callsign||Station Name||Duty System||Appliances|
|S10||Staines||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x Multi Role Vehicle|
|S11||Reigate||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x ICU, 1x Uni Mog|
|S12||Dorking||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4T, 1x EPU*, 1x DIM*|
|S13||Leatherhead||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x ALP, 1x FESU|
|S14||Godstone||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x IRU*|
|S18||Walton-On-Thames||Day Crewed/Retained/Cross Crewed*||2x WrL, 1x SWRU+IrbT*|
|S21||Painshill||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x H4V/ARU*, 1x ICCU*|
|S22||Guildford||Wholetime/Retained||3x WrL, 1x ALP, 2x PM+USAR*|
|S25||Haslemere||Day Crewed/Retained||1x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x H4V/P*|
|S26||Farnham||Wholetime/Cross Crewed||1x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x H4V/P*|
|S27||Dunsfold||Retained||1x WrL, 1x L4T|
|S29||Woking||Wholetime||2x WrL, 1x L4T, 1x H4V/P*|
|S30||Camberley||Wholetime||2x WrL, 1x WrC, 1x L4T, 1x H4V/P*|
|S33||Chertsey||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x BASU*, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL*, 1x PM+MDD*|
|S34||Horley||Operated by WSFRS||1x WrL|
|S35||Banstead||Wholetime||1x WrL, 1x L4T|
In 2015 27 multi role Land Rover Defenders were added to the fleet, as well as new BMW X3 officer vehicles, Scania Wrcs and ALPs. The multi role vehicles are based at many stations, including Egham, Staines and Camberley.
Currently the following vehicles are used for the roles above:
WrL: Scania P280, Scania P280, Scania 94d 260, Volvo Saxon.
WrC: Mercedes-Benz Automatic, Scania P450
L4T: Land Rover Defender
H4T/P: Mercedes Benz Unimog
HV4/ARU: Mercedes-Benz Unimog
ALP: Volvo Angloco, Scania P370
SWRU+IrbT: Pioneer, Land Rover Defender, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
EPU: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
BASU: Ford Transit
FESU: Fiat Trigano Tribute
PM+HVP: Man Marshall Prime Mover
PM+HVHL: Man Marshall Prime Mover
PM+ISU: Man Marshall Prime Mover
DIM: Iveco Daily
IRU: Man Marshall Prime Mover
PM+MDD: Man Marshall Prime Mover
Other ARU: Ford Transit
Personal Carriers: Ford Transit
Multi Role Vehicle: Land Rover Defender