Services to the Community

Welcome to the Community Safety section of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire kilss - You can prevent it. Click here to find more informationPrimarily the work within this department focuses on Fire Safety Education. ‘Prevention being better than cure’ is an old adage but never truer than when planning a life saving strategy. Over four hundred people die in fires within their own homes each year. These fires are mainly the result of accidents or omissions and are preventable. We know through our experience that having the correct fire safety measures in place will reduce the risk of having an accidental fire to a minimum. If a fire does occur then these measures will greatly increase the chances of survival.

In addition to fire safety education and advice for people within their homes this department also works within the community to give support and guidance in the following areas.

  • Fire Safety Education
  • Arson Prevention Strategies including the young people
  • Firesetters scheme and health schools programme
  • Home Fire Safety Checks (domestic)
  • Fire Safety Awareness in residential care homes

We achieved the above by:

  • Visits to premises to give advice and installing smoke alarms
  • Presentations to various groups/ organisations
  • Fire Safety demonstrations and displays
  • Visit schools to deliver the school fire safety education programme
  • Respond to all requests from members of the public for advice on fire safety related matters
  • For further information relating to detail of the departments activities please click on the title links.