Firefighters abandon industrial action to help fight pandemic

FIREFIGHTERS have lifted their industrial action against cuts in the Surrey brigade so that they can take on extra duties during the coronavirus crisis. They have volunteered to drive ambulances, deliver food... Read more »

Unsafe insulation to be removed from high-rise

UNSAFE insulation material is to be removed from a building in Woking town centre and fire wardens are on duty 24 hours a day until the work is completed. The moves come... Read more »

Firefighters may face disciplinary action over restructure dissent

FIREFIGHTERS say they are being threatened with being disciplined for resisting a reorganisation which will reduce night-time fire brigade cover in Surrey. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is concerned that 150 of... Read more »

Tornado causes chaos in Ottershaw

A TORNADO that ripped through Ottershaw on Saturday saw residents still trying to clear debris today, with just two days to go before Christmas. In total 26 houses, 13 cars and 4... Read more »

Firefighter goodwill runs dry

SURREY firefighters will be refusing to work overtime from Christmas Eve, in protest at a reorganisation that will cut night-time cover across the county by seven fire engines Members of the Fire... Read more »

Furious firefighters set to vote on industrial action

FIREFIGHTERS are likely to vote on industrial action against a plan that includes one of Woking’s fire engines being unavailable for night-time emergency calls. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is furious at... Read more »

Surrey firefighters’ plea to save fire and rescue service

SURREY’S firefighters say their brigade is “on its knees” through staff shortages which make several fire engines unavailable every day across the county. They are urging people to complain to their county... Read more »

Robin Hood pub fire under investigation

AN investigation is underway after a fire broke out at a former pub in Knaphill on Sunday evening. Police were called to the site of the former Robin Hood pub in Robin... Read more »

Countryside managers issue plea to stop wildfires

COUNTRYSIDE managers have renewed pleas for people not to do anything which could start a wildfire. Their appeal follows a second serious fire this year on Chobham Common and other blazes on... Read more »

Woking firefighters urge public to oppose cuts

WOKING’S firefighters are urging the public to sign a petition to halt plans which would see one fire engine with a crew of just four covering the borough at night. They are... Read more »