IOM post issued a miniature sheet to pay tribute to the surprising variety of vital Services that are carried out by Isle of Man Fire and Rescue when the heat is on.
With a long and honourable history, the Island’s Service currently employs 167 fire-fighters, (over fifty full-time based at Douglas Fire Station and Fire HQ in Onchan) and more than one hundred retained fire-fighters based at Douglas, Laxey, Ramsey, Kirk Michael, Peel, Port Erin and Castletown fire stations. There are also four civilian staff who are based at Fire Service Headquarters in Onchan.
Traditionally, the Service has been recognised for providing a rapid response to the ever increasing range of emergencies to which it’s called; be they fires, flooding, road traffic collisions, industrial accidents or chemical spillages etc.
In 2006 the Service was reorganised to better enable it to recognise and react to opportunities that could reduce unnecessary injuries, losses and fatalities through a more integrated approach to both Prevention and Protection with a much greater emphasis being placed upon the ethos of ‘prevention being better than cure’.
Title: Isle of Man Fire and Rescue
Date of Issue: 20 February 2013
Country: Isle of Man
Denominations: £ 3.00