The St Helena Fire & Rescue Service is part of the overall Police Directorate and we are proud of the level of service we deliver, however we continue to seek new ways of improving. Led by a Brigade Manager who is the Chief Fire Officer, the team consists of two Watch Managers, a Crew Manager and nine full-time Fire Fighters, who together manage and respond to all fire and land based incidents, rope rescues, and road traffic incidents across the Island. Our team is also supported by a small complement of Auxiliary Fire Fighters. The responsibilities of the service are much broader than just emergency response and our service works closely with other agencies and organisations to collectively deliver local initiatives and policies. A number of proactive public safety awareness campaigns are delivered to help the community stay safe while trying to reduce the need for a response in the first instance.
The demands on the St Helena Fire & Rescue Service are ever increasing with one of our main focuses being on air access. Our objectives are designed to support these activities and our strategies and resources will have the capability to assist the Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS). Ongoing training ensures that we can work effectively together in the future. On flight days we provide mutual aid to ARFFS and are available to respond to Airport related emergencies, whilst still providing an efficient service coverage for the Island.