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October 21, 2016

Chambers forms its own Fire Fighting Team

Chambers has formed its very own First Aid Fire Fighting Team (FFFT), by working with S. E. Business Services (SEBS) and drawing on the expertise of the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

SEBS, which is part of Surrey County Council, has exclusive access to Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s highly trained fire fighters – who offered us their skills in emergency response, first aid and fire prevention. Together they have trained a number of members of the Chamber’s team to use firefighting equipment so that they can effectively respond immediately to an emergency as well as delivering vital first aid.

The team can now deal with emergencies before the fire service arrives on the scene, delivering water from a fire hose onto flames within 90 seconds. In the unlikely event of a fire, this quick response is vital to stop it spreading and can prevent a full-scale emergency.

The team has also been trained to hand over smoothly to the fire service, which really helps when they arrive on the scene, gaining valuable minutes when dealing with an emergency.

This initiative has so far been a great success, with our team learning valuable new skills that will keep our staff, premises and customers safe in the unlikely event that we ever need them. S. E. Business Services and Surrey Fire and Rescue have given our FFFT fantastic support and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

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