Emergency crews valiantly fight fierce boat fire

East Cowes boat fire - photos from RNLI

Firefighters, coastguards and crew from the Cowes RNLI station worked hard in the early hours of Monday to fight a boat fire in Cowes.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:56am

By George Chastney

Forest Road collision: Official words from the emergency services about today’s incident

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There’s been a lot of speculation about today’s Forest Road tragic accident. Here are the official words from the emergency services who took part.

Sunday, 14th April, 2019 7:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Pupils hear hard hitting story of young death from road traffic accident

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Pupils from Ryde Academy took part in an event aimed at raising awareness about safety when travelling with young newly qualified drivers.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 5:08pm

By Jay Henley

Achievements of ‘Teen Fire Fit’ group celebrated at Ryde Academy

Teenagers with the fire service

The ‘Teen Fire Fit’ course is for students aged 12 and 13, and designed to improve the teenagers’ standard of life across their education, exercise and social environment.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office

The costs of Isle of Wight council implementing the Combined Fire Authority

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The cost of implementing the Combined Fire Authority will be taken from the "transformation budget" and should see a £5m investment within the next five years says the council.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 6:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight cabinet back Combined Fire Authority plans

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The Cabinet approve the plans to be part of a combined fire authority with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. The final decision will rest with the Home Secretary, and not expected to be made until the autumn.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 5:49pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council vote for Fire Authority merge with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

Fire engine - IW Fire service name in full

Views were divided at last night's council meeting where councillors voted in favour of merging the Isle of Wight Authority with Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton, with one councillor stating the FBU only supporting it as the "least worst evil".

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 2:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is good at keeping people safe says inspector

Firemen prepare Kahu motor yacht fire in East Cowes by Anthony Joyce

In first inspection under new regime, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found the service not only responded to incidents effectively but was also good at helping to prevent them.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Body found after house fire in Porchfield

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Following an intense fire in Porchfield last night (Wednesday), the sad news that a body has been found has emerged.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Mainland fire crew called to Isle of Wight on standby

Fire engines

The chair of the FBU said “It’s very concerning when there are not many appliances on the run and it seems to be getting worse".

Friday, 7th December, 2018 9:51am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Woman to appear in court over Sandown hotel blaze

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The 62 year old has been charged with arson over the massive blaze that tore through two hotels in Sandown during the summer. She'll appear in court on Friday.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 4:30pm

By Sally Perry

Firefighters boycott training exercise in protest at job cuts

Fire engine - IW Fire service name in full

Firefighters say that as a whole-time crew, workforce morale is at an all time low. They marked themselves as 'unavailable' on Saturday in protest at the seven crew whose contracts are being terminated at the end of the year.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 6:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter