Avoid taking unnecessary risks this bonfire night, say Fire Service chiefs

bonfire on the beach

With organised events cancelled, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual and are urging families to think twice about the risks before holding home displays

Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 2:29pm

By Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Isle of Wight fire stations ‘below standard’ of mainland due to lack of direct investment, report reveals

Newport fire station showers

Much of the meeting was held in private, but not before it was revealed that due to lack of direct investment, the physical condition of Isle of Wight fire stations are considerably below the standard of those on the mainland

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 6:13pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

£6.88 extra for Band D Isle of Wight council tax payers next year, as fire precept rises

Freshwater Fire Station crew attend fire in woods at Fort Victoria

The new Combined Fire Authority comes into force next year and brings with it an increase of £6.88 per annum for Band D council tax payers - in order to meet the same amount being paid by Hampshire residents

Friday, 24th July, 2020 5:34pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

‘Please don’t light fires’ plea from East Cowes councillor

Fire tender at Norris Castle

After the Fire Service were called to the second fire on the esplanade this week, the local councillor shares a plea for people to not start fires

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 11:31am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Don’t start fires in the open’ say Isle of Wight Fire Service after tackling deliberately set bonfire in Fort Victoria woods

Freshwater Fire Station crew attend fire in woods at Fort Victoria

After the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a bonfire in the woods at Fort Victoria, they share this message, "The advice is very simple.... don’t start fires in the open!"

Monday, 29th June, 2020 10:44am

By Sally Perry

30 Isle of Wight firefighters tackle blaze caused by dumped disposable BBQ

Tackling the Alum Bay fire by Freshwater Fire Station

The action of one person could have cost untold damage and ruined lives, say the Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Devastating fire destroys Isle of Wight family’s home of 35 years

Southfield House Fire

After the home the family had lived in for over 35 year went up in flames, the housing association stepped in to provide alternative accommodation within three days

Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 6:09pm

By Debbie Down with 2 readers' comments

Police appeal for witnesses after second night of fire at car parks

fire crews putting out fire at NT car park

For a second night in a row Fire Fighters were called to reports of hay bales set alight at Compton

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 2:52pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Firefighters called to put out hay bales and cones blocking car park that had been set alight (photos)

Fire at Compton Car Park

Friends of Freshwater Fire Station say this kind of action during a national crisis puts the community, the environment and the Fire Fighters and their families at risk

Monday, 20th April, 2020 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police advise residents to avoid area following ‘substantial’ landslide: All emergency services in attendance (updated)

front of ambulance

Fire, Police, Coastguard and Ambulance service are all in attendance of the landslide where several people have been rescued

Saturday, 18th April, 2020 7:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Misguided’ campaign to light up the sky slammed by Isle of Wight Council

night lanterns

Residents are being urged to find other ways to show their support for the NHS

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 5:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Fire service launch five year Safety Plan to ‘keep the Isle of Wight safe’ (updated)

hampshire fire and rescue

Safety Plan covers the two fire services who're preparing to come together under a Combined Fire Authority in 2021

Monday, 6th April, 2020 10:54am

By Mike Grunwell