Fire & Rescue

The Isles of Scilly Fire and Rescue Service consists of 5 stations on 5 separate islands: St Mary’s, St Agnes, Bryher, Tresco and St Martin’s. There is an additional station at St Mary's Airport. Crews are alerted by Fire Control based in Truro.

In addition to our firefighting role, staff are trained to rescue people from road traffic accidents, industrial accidents, chemical incidents, and are one of the main agencies trained to deal with terrorist attacks. We also provide humanitarian assistance, such as rescuing trapped animals.

Community safety and the prevention of fires throughout the islands is a top priority and to support this we offer the following services:

Home fire safety checks
We will come to your home and check the house for fire safety, including checks on alarms and electrical equipment. We will also offer advice on fire safety and answer any questions you may have.

We will offer free smoke alarms if we feel the home would benefit from them. We will also offer advice on carbon monoxide in the home, in particular, those with an open fire place; we will offer a Carbon Monoxide alarm to any home we think needs it.

For more information or to schedule a Home Fire Safety visit please call 01720 424000.

Staff training in the workplace
This service is to provide training to staff in any business on fire safety awareness in their work place. We can also offer training to anyone to be appointed as the Fire Warden in the business.

We can also provide training in the practical use of fire safety equipment, including fire extinguishers and blankets.

As a follow up to the training sessions, we can also run a fire drill to help put into practice the advice and training provided.

Advice to Staff
This service would benefit businesses with a lot of seasonal staff staying in staff accommodation. This session would include advice on basic fire safety in the workplace and accommodation, along with the best fire drill procedures in the event of a fire. We can follow up the training session with a fire drill to help implement the advice that was given in the session.

Fire safety Group presentations
We provide presentations to groups on fire safety, including the Women's Institute, Ladies Circle, the Round Table and the Memory Café. These presentations are designed to educate the community in fire safety and will raise awareness.

Young person visits
This includes visits to the fire station or the airport for school classes, Brownies, Rainbows and the Cadets. This aims to educate young people in basic fire safety and how to react when there is a fire and to educate them in what being a firefighter involves.