The Mission of the Department of Emergency Services and our dedicated team of Volunteer Agencies is to provide safety, security and peace of mind for Isle of Wight County through the preservation of life and property.
Isle of Wight is home to a model Fire and Rescue System where the combined service delivery of volunteer and career members is the “Benchmark for Public Safety Excellence”.
- Demonstrated Team Spirit
“Delivering Excellence Daily”
Emergency Services in Isle of Wight County are provided through a combination volunteer career system which includes 100 career personnel (full and part-time) and over 300 dedicated volunteer members. Services are delivered from 5 independent volunteer fire companies and 2 independent volunteer rescue squads. Crews respond to over 5,000 calls annually.
In addition to emergency response, our personnel provide the following services and programs: disaster preparedness presentations and community CPR. Contact our office at 365-6308 to schedule or to learn more.