Tag: Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service

Department pursuing modernisation programme in response to financial challenge

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs is continuing to drive forward an ambitious programme of modernisation in response to its budgetary challenge. A reduction in staff, changes to service delivery and the rationalisation of its estate are among a package of measures being pursued to achieve the ongoing revenue savings required across Government. The Isle of […]

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Warning issued over failure to comply with fire legislation

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Business owners who fail to comply with fire safety legislation face prosecution and the prospect of paying thousands of pounds in fines. The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service has warned that action will be taken in cases where members of the public are put at risk. Two breaches of fire regulations have been […]

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Fire and Rescue Service launches Facebook page

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

THE Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service is strengthening its social media presence as part of an ongoing drive to inform, educate and protect the Manx public. Fire safety advice, news items, community events, and updates from certain live incidents will be available from today – Monday, December 10 – via Facebook. The new […]

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Official confirmation of ladder climb world record

Official confirmation of ladder climb world record

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

THE distance achieved by members of the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service during their 24-hour ladder climb this summer has been confirmed as an official world record. Ten firefighters scaled a combined height of 114.17 kilometres (70.94 miles) in an amazing feat of endurance over the weekend of July 13-14. That standard will […]

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Minister praises efforts of emergency services

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

HOME Affairs Minister Juan Watterson MHK has praised the work of the emergency services in responding to yesterday’s flash floods. The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service and Civil Defence Unit were at the forefront of efforts to deal with problems caused by persistent heavy rain. Fire crews from Douglas, Laxey, Ramsey, Castletown and […]

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40% failure rate during electric blanket testing

40% failure rate during electric blanket testing

| October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

ALMOST 100 potentially dangerous electric blankets were identified during a recent safety initiative conducted by the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service. Community fire officers hosted free testing sessions in conjunction with the Manx Electricity Authority and Age Isle of Man at locations in Castletown, Ramsey and Douglas last week. A total of 250 […]

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Free electric blanket testing

| September 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

USERS of electric blankets are being encouraged to have their products tested to ensure they do not pose a fire risk. Free safety checks are being organised by the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service next week at venues in Castletown, Ramsey and Douglas. Members of the Community Fire Safety team will host the […]

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New booklet aims to improve fire safety in the home

New booklet aims to improve fire safety in the home

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

A NEW information booklet has been produced to raise awareness of important fire safety issues in the Isle of Man. Officially launched today (Thursday, September 6) by the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service, the publication is packed with practical advice, tips and reminders. It focuses on many of the common causes of emergency […]

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Douglas Fire Station Open Day on Sunday 19th August

Douglas Fire Station Open Day on Sunday 19th August

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

FRESH from their world record breaking exploits in the 24-hour ladder climb, officers from the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service are turning their attention to another major fundraising event. Douglas Fire Station on Peel Road will be opening its doors to the public from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, August 19, for the […]

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POST OFFICE SUPPORTS FIREFIGHTERS’ 24-HOUR LADDER CLIMB CHALLENGE

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

A team of firemen, who are set take on the epic challenge of climbing a combined 110, 400m today, have received the full support of Isle of Man Post Office. Isle of Man Post Office has given permission for the challenge organisers to use Regent Street Post Office as the building in which to carry out this […]

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