Have your say on proposed ‘combined fire authority’ with Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire

Fire engine - IW Fire service name in full

Although the decision to revamp the Isle of Wight Fire service has been delayed for a month, this separate issue will go out to public consultation.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2018 5:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight firefighters raise ‘serious concerns’ over safety of planned ‘revamp’

Fire crew

An open letter from Isle of Wight firefighters to Councillors points out the lack consultation and "an unnecessary haste" to agree planned changes to the Island's Fire & Rescue Service.

Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Labour Party condemn plans for fire service ‘revamp’


The Isle of Wight Labour Party is condemning plans by the Isle of Wight Council to cut fire services on the Island, criticising the lack of a full public consultation.

Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 10:56am

By Julian Critchley

Firefighters’ anger as IWC ‘renege on promise’

Fire fighters:

The FBU had been told a 12 week public consultation would take place, but now say the council has reneged on their promise. Not surprisingly they are very angry about this.

Friday, 2nd March, 2018 10:59am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Changes planned for Isle of Wight Fire Service

Fire engines

The council say changes mean that availability of full-time firefighters will be spread across three fire stations, increasing cover during busy periods.

Wednesday, 28th February, 2018 3:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Sensible advice if you witness a rolled car

police road closed

If you witness a road traffic incident where a car rolls on its roof, the Fire Service share some sensible advice.

Thursday, 18th January, 2018 10:44am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fire service called to pick-up truck fire in Wootton (HD Photos) (Update 2)

The fire was reported just before 2.30pm today. "It was the sound of the explosion that made me look out my office window!"

Monday, 8th January, 2018 4:19pm

By Sally Perry

Cuts to Isle of Wight fire service will put ‘lives at risk’ say firefighters

Fire fighters:

Firefighters say the lives of Islanders would be put at risk if the proposed £1.1m of cuts go ahead forcing the number of firefighters to be slashed and fire stations to close.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 12:24pm

By Sally Perry

Brain research charity calendar supported by firefighters and Hovertravel

Brainy Bunch at Hovertravel

Hovertravel declare their support for the latest calendar produced in aid of Isle of Wight charity, Wight Brainy Bunch.

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 7:15am

By Stephen Forster

Trick or treat? Stay safe this Halloween, says Fire Service

trick or treat

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service release two videos reminding parents to protect their children from flammable fancy dress costumes during Halloween.

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017 3:55pm

By Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Learn how to restart at heart a free session

emergency defibrillator

Learn how to restart a heart at free drop-in sessions on Monday 16th October to celebrate European Restart a Heart Day.

Monday, 9th October, 2017 3:34pm

By Andy Hollebon

Neil chosen for ‘best job in the UK fire service’

neil odin

From the beginning of next year the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (IWFRS) will have a new chief fire officer. OnTheWight has the details of who made it through the rigourous selection process.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 2:44pm

By Sally Perry