Surrey fire service awarded £2m government funding

The fire service in Surrey has been awarded a £2m government grant to improve and expand its emergency control room operation.

It is part of a £74m fund to improve control operations across England.

Surrey's fire service control centre recently merged with the Isle of Wight, with both now being run from Reigate.

Surrey's chief fire officer Russell Pearson said the funding was an "endorsement of Surrey's strategy" and would help its operation in the future.

The merger is a five-year deal between the brigades.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service submitted a bid to government for funding in November last year.

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