Fire crews to take part in mock road traffic incident exercise

police accident rain road by leehaywood

It's not clear whether the road will be closed for the mock road traffic incident exercise that is taking part tomorrow.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:54pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Up to eight Isle of Wight firefighters given notice (updated)


Just weeks after Isle of Wight council Cabinet approved plans to revamp the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and said there would be no redundancies. up to eight firefighters are given notice.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 10:51am

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

Fantastic example of huge generosity and respect for Isle of Wight heritage

ryde fire station - clock from america - damon corr

Discovered in a secondhand store in North Carolina, USA, this clock connected to Ryde Fire Station was bought and then sent back to the Island by a couple who insisted on paying for it all.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 2:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Number of false fire alarms at Isle of Wight NHS Trust drops

radar fire pumps

New figures reveal how often firefighters are being called to false alarms at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, but it looks like good news in comparison to recent years.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 8:41am

By Harriet Clugston

Bravery of Isle of Wight officers and public honoured following plane crash

Police awards for bravery

All those who helped save the lives of those involved in a light aircraft crash in Brading Marshes have been recognised for their efforts.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 1:00pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Fire Service changes ‘deeply troubling on several levels’ say Isle of Wight Labour

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

Island Labour say the issue comes down to a matter of trust. "Who do you trust to have your best interests at heart when it comes to ensuring we have the fire service we need?"

Monday, 15th October, 2018 8:35am

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Firefighters give their frank responses to the Cabinet vote (updated)

Cabinet vote

OnTheWight caught up with the firefighters who were at last night's Cabinet meeting, following the vote to make changes to Isle of Wight fire service. Some of them were quite ... direct.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Fire Service insider says Ryde will be left in ‘risky situation’ if plans go ahead

ryde fire station

Following a meeting with Cllr Outlaw, an insider with the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said that Ryde Fire Station could be left in a 'very risky situation' should proposed plans go ahead.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 4:29pm

By Sally Perry

FBU’s claims that lives will be put at risk are ‘irresponsible’, says councillor

County Hall:

The Cabinet member responsible for Fire and Rescue Services says he believes, "most people will understand having firefighters in the right place at the right time will save lives, not put them in danger".

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 8:13am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Fire Review plans put safety of firefighters and residents at risk, say FBU

Puckaster Lodge fire 5 Mar 2014 - Robert Jones

The FBU says that Cabinet pass this review, the safety of the Island's public and its firefighters, and the inability for a crew to carry out full firefighting duties on arrival as the first appliance will fall at the feet of those Members.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 2:48pm

By Fire Brigades Union with 4 readers' comments

Fire Review plans: Council could be at risk of ‘corporate manslaughter’

Christmas tree fire

One member of the Scrutiny Committee said the plans put them 'at risk of corporate manslaughter'. The responsible Cabinet member gave assurances the plans were safe.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 9:14am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Live reporting: Scrutiny Committee consider future of Fire Service and more

scrutiny committee feb 2018 new layout

We report live from the chamber so you don’t have to make the journey to Newport to find out how councillors scrutinise the Fire Service Review and other items.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with one comment