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

Fire beneath car deck on Wightlink ferry

newport fire engine - iwc

A fire broke out on the Wightlink Yarmouth ferry on Tuesday night with one crew member having to be taken to hospital.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 6:59am

By Sally Perry

More of the partially collapsed house in Ventnor falls (HD photos)

Alexandra gardens

More of the building has collapsed today, ahead of plans to erect scaffolding and carry out remedial work. Police cleared the area for public safety.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 1:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Collapsed Ventnor house front: The morning after (HD photos)

dangerous structure

Person living opposite said it made 'A heck of a noise' when it came down last night. The morning light reveals the extent of the damage.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 8:27am

By Sally Perry

Large sections of the front a house in Ventnor have fallen off: Photos

Alexander gardens collapse -two wide

Large sections of the front a house in Ventnor have fallen off. The fire service, concerned, cleared the Winter Gardens car park below.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 10:15pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Post Grenfell: Where does Isle of Wight stand on buildings with combustible cladding? (updated)

grenfell tower

Developing story: After readers got in touch with concerns about possible safety risks of public buildings on the Isle of Wight following the Grenfell Tower fire, OnTheWight posed questions to the relevant authorities. Here's what we've heard so far.

Monday, 26th June, 2017 2:10pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ex-Isle of Wight Fire boss, now London Fire Brigade, ‘Reflecting on the reality’ of horrific Grenfell Tower fire

steve apter

The man who headed the Isle of Wight Fire service is now one of the top people at the London Fire Brigade. This morning Steve Apter has been 'Reflecting on the reality' of the horrific Grenfell Tower fire.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 8:17am

By Sally Perry

Fire Service to offer service to help older drivers

Older driver:

The Older Drivers’ Appraisal Scheme will provide an informal and confidential appraisal to help older drivers with their driving ability.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 3:56pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments