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The Fire and Rescue service is responsible for responding to fires and emergencies but also a lot more. A high proportion of our work involves rescuing people from road traffic collisions, dealing with chemical incidents and preparing to deal with major emergencies from widespread flooding and other large scale events. We also run a number of public awareness campaigns to help people stay safe.
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service also works closely with a number of council service areas including community wellbeing and social care, children and young people services, economy and environment as well as partner agencies including the police, Isle of Wight Primary Care Trust, and others to collectively deliver local initiatives and agreements. This makes the fire and rescue service more effective and efficient and, in turn, makes the Isle of Wight a safer place to live, work and visit. We work towards our aim of ‘ensuring communities feel safer’.
We provide a programme of training and education for schools, road safety, safety inspections of public buildings and places of work, and our firefighters go out into the community, meeting people in their own homes to undertake home safety checks. We also ensure that, with our partners in other agencies, large events are safe for everybody involved.