Fire and Rescue Service

Performance

To monitor our performance, all activities are measured and reported on a monthly or quarterly basis so that management can take prompt action where necessary.

There are two main aspects to our work:

  1. Emergency Response where our standards of attendance time and weight of response are monitored.
  2. Fire Prevention and Protection where our Community Safety and Technical Fire Safety work is the key to reducing both the numbers of incidents and their impact.

Community Safety Initiatives include:

  • Home Fire Risk Checks to reduce risk of fire and injury.
  • Young Firesetters programme to combat causes of anti-social behaviour and arson.
  • Safe Drive Stay Alive to reduce risks to newly qualified young drivers and their passengers.

Fire Safety Initiatives include:

  • Technical Fire Safety Inspection programme to reduce risk in non domestic buildings.
  • False Automatic Fire Alarm follow up to prevent repeat incidents, reducing risk to firefighters and the community, and reducing operational costs.

Standards of Fire Cover

The Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service has reviewed standards of attendance using statistical modelling that takes account of our community risk, demographics, incident history, travel time, and location of resources.  This process has led to our Response Standards being set to meet the needs of the Isle of Wight as a whole.

To view our Response Standards, please click here (PDF, 131KB, 1 page).

For more information on all documents relating to fire incidents response times attended by fire and rescue authorities, visit GOV.UK by clicking here.

These standards are monitored by the Senior Management Team, and independently by external bodies such as the Audit Commission, and the Fire Statistics Division of Communities and Local Government.

Attendance performance is continually being reviewed to take account of changing risk patterns and incidents occurring on the Island, including the most appropriate location of resources for response.

The Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service has reviewed standards of attendance using statistical modelling that takes account of our community risk, demographics, incident history, travel time, and location of resources. This process has led to our Response Standards being set to meet the needs of the Isle of Wight as a whole. These standards are monitored by the Senior Management Team, and independently by external bodies such as the Audit Commission, and the Fire Statistics Division of Communities and Local Government. Attendance performance is continually being reviewed to take account of changing risk patterns and incidents occurring on the Island, including the most appropriate location of resources for response.

Our People

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and ability to deal with any emergency incident, and to help prevent injury and loss of property.

Our Firefighters come into contact with members of the public during times of stress and trauma and the skills required to meet these demands are obtained during their initial training and throughout their career as firefighters; in addition to the skills required to handle complex emergencies using the latest equipment.

Operational Assessment - February 2014

This report captures the outcomes and presents the key findings from the Local Government Association (LGA)’s Fire Peer Challenge for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (IWFRS) in February 2014.

To view the Operational Assessment, please click here (PDF, 21 pages, 185KB)