We aim to make Jersey even safer by using community safety prevention, fire protection and emergency response activities, as well as through careful management of our resources.
Firefighting and fire prevention
The States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service is equipped and trained to deal with a wide range of fire types, from domestic and commercial fires, to aircraft and furze blazes, fuel fires and more.
As well as fighting fires, we aim to prevent them by giving advice, educating young people, working with planning and building services, and monitoring and enforcing legislation.
Rescue and response
- attend road traffic collisions
- respond to emergencies at sea
- rescue people from height, such as cliffs
- help with animal rescue
- attend incidents involving hazardous materials
Emergency call management
Jersey has the only 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 24 / 7 and handles over 13,000 emergency calls each year for both emergency services.
Fees and charges for services
We charge for certain non-emergency activities, such as giving technical fire safety advice, responding to off-Island events and attending malfunctioning automatic fire alarms.
Our charges are set out in law.
Fire and Rescue Service (Charges) (Jersey) Order 2012 on Jersey Law website
Incidents: types and numbers by year
|Incident ||Number of incidents (2011) ||Number of incidents (2012) ||Number of incidents (2013)||Number of incidents (2014)|
|Primary fires||136 ||156||144||144|
|Dwelling fires (part of primary fires)||(51)||(51)||(56)||(56)|
|Total false alarms ||562||515||507||547|
|Rescues from fires||10||12||13||11|
|Road traffic collisions||69||55||49||89|
|Water and sea rescues||12 ||13 ||37||22|
|Other emergencies||220||251 ||311||311|
|Total emergency special services||301||319||397||403|
|Hazmat incidents||8||7 ||12||19|
|Non-emergency special services||2||0||38||49|
|Rescues from emergency|
|Total incidents||1093||1067||1186 ||1267|
Gov.je links to fire and rescue information
You can find more information about fire and rescue below.
Children and young people's fire safety
Fire Service legislation and forms
What to do in an emergency
Workplace fire safety training