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Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service

Chief Fire Officer Kevin Groom

2014/15 Annual Action Plan 
I am pleased to provide you with a completed action plan for the 2014/15 financial year. There is a summary of progress at the year-end for each action point provided and highlighted as red (no progress), orange (progress) and green (complete).

2015/16 New Service Delivery Plan
A revised and rebranded plan developed and agreed by the Strategic Management Team and the Service Delivery Team which details the way forward for the Fire and Rescue Service for the following 12 months.

Both documents are available for your perusal and to download from the document area on the right hand side of the page.

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service is a Division of the Department of Home Affairs.

The vision of the Service is “Making the Island Safer” with a clear aim of “The reduction of risk within the community of our Island.”

The Service has set out its priorities within a new 5 year Strategic Plan which is delivered through an Annual Service Delivery Plan.

The current establishment is 51 wholetime staff predominantly based at Douglas Fire Station and 105 retained firefighters based at all 7 of the Island's fire stations being Douglas, Laxey, Ramsey, Kirk Michael, Peel, Port Erin and Castletown.

The Island’s Fire and Rescue Service has a revenue budget of £4.1million for 2015-16 and is led by Chief Fire Officer Kevin Groom, pictured, who was appointed on 16 February 2013.

Along with the high profile response to emergency events such as fire, flooding and road traffic collisions, the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service also offers a fire safety service, and undertakes a large proportion of its own training, information gathering, health and safety and procurement. The Service works with the Isle of Man Government Shared Services in areas such as estates, human resources, communications technology, and the maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

All information relating to fire safety, including forms for complying with the Fire Precautions Act 1975 and other fire safety related legislation for business and tourist premises, can be downloaded from the Business fire safety page. Also see the Flat fire safety page for information on complying with the Flats Regulations 1996.

Full details of the law relating to fire safety can be found on the Isle of Man's legislation website, including:

  • Fire Precautions Act 1975
  • Fire Services Act 1984

In an emergency always telephone 999.

For all other queries, please contact:

Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service

Department of Home Affairs Headquarters

Tromode Road



Telephone:+44 1624 647300 or +44 1624 647303

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