State of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

Jersey is already a safe place in which to live and work and to visit, but we aim to make the Island even safer and to improve the wellbeing of all our citizens and visitors. We do this through a combination of community safety prevention, fire protection and emergency response activities, as well as through careful management of our resources.

Firefighting

The States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service is equipped and trained to deal with a wide range of different types of fires including:

  • Fires in domestic, commercial, industrial and high rise buildings
  • Fires in basements and tunnels
  • Aircraft fires
  • Shipping and marine fires
  • Furze and wildland fires
  • Fires involving petrochemical storage
  • Fires involving electricity, gas and fuel for power generation
  • Fires involving fireworks and explosives

Rescue and response

As well as fighting fires, the Jersey Fire and Rescue Service also:

  • Attends road traffic collisions where persons are feared trapped inside the vehicle(s)
  • Responds to emergencies at sea within Jersey's inshore waters
  • Rescues persons from height, such as cliffs
  • Assists with animal rescues where requested
  • Attends emergency incidents involving hazardous materials
  • Responds to emergencies at sea

Preventing fire

We place a high priority on the prevention of fire by:

  • Providing free advice to anyone concerned with making their home a safer place
  • Educating young people in staying safe from fire
  • Pro-active involvement with youth schemes
  • Liaising with planning and building services to recommend the highest level of safety provisions in new developments, both commercial and residential
  • Monitoring and enforcing fire safety legislation for certificated premises and premises with high risk
  • Inspecting and licensing the storage of petroleum

Emergency call management

Jersey has the only fully combined fire and ambulance control centre in the UK that provides emergency call handling and mobilising for both fire and ambulance 999 calls.  The combined control centre is staffed on a 24 / 7 basis and it handles over 13,000 emergency calls each year for both emergency services.  It is critically important that combined control operators can quickly and accurately obtain information from the caller about their emergency and then mobilise the correct emergency services to the address of the emergency.

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