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Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service praised by UK peers

Wed, 03 May 2023

The results of an independent peer review of the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service (IoMFRS) have now been published. 

While making some recommendations for improvements, the peer review group praised staff for their passion and dedication to protecting our Island community.

A group of senior Fire and Rescue officers from across the UK, led by an officer from the Local Government Association (LGA), visited the Island in January 2023 to undertake the review.

The peer group found that the IOMFRS leadership was aware of the challenges faced in delivering a modern service on an Island, geographically isolated in relation to other Fire & Rescue Service partners. 

In total 15 recommendations were made, focussing on improving and modernising the service in line with UK standards.

One of the biggest issues identified within the Island service was resourcing, with Officers on-Island often having multiple roles or responsibilities given the nature of a smaller service.



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