Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service
|Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service|
Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service area
|Area||Isle of Wight|
|Size||380 km2 (150 sq mi)|
|Chief Fire Officer||Steve Apter|
|Deputy Chief Fire Officer||Stuart May|
|Fire authority||Isle of Wight Fire Authority|
Later in February 2009, plans were announced for a three-year £8 million replacement programme changing part-time stations to full-time. The move would be done in an attempt to reduce response times to 999 alerts. It could see Ryde's fire station change to full-time, and possibly Sandown's, but part-time stations would continue to operate as normal in rural areas. The extra investment would also minimise chances of a future merger with the rest of Hampshire.
On a recent assessment by a government watchdog, the service was found to be performing well, getting a three star rating out of four. This has been part of steady improvements in recent years after the 2006 when the service was judged as two-star. In 2005 the service was one of the few in the country to be rated as poor by the commission.
The Isle of Wight has a total of ten fire stations, one wholetime/retained, one day crew/retained and eight solely retained.
|A01||Newport||Wholetime/Retained||2 WrL, 1 SPA, 1 RT, 1 ALP, 1 WC, 1 WRU, 1 ICU|
|A03||East Cowes||Retained||1 WrL|
|A04||Ryde||Day Crewed/Retained||2 WrL, 1 SPA, 1 ALP, 1 Land Rover|
|A08||Ventnor||Retained||1 WrL, 1 WC|
- Water Rescue Ladder
- Spare Pumping Appliance
- Rescue Tender
- Turntable Ladder
- Aerial Ladder Platform - Bronto Skylift
- Water Carrier
- Water Rescue Unit
- Incident Command Unit
- Land Rover
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- "Isle of Wight County Press - "IW fire service may go full time"". www.iwcp.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-02-06.[dead link]
- "Isle of Wight County Press - "Good rating for Island fire service"". www.iwcp.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
- "Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service - fire stations". www.iwfire.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-02.