Miniature sheet reflects modern day Fire and Rescue Service

IoM Fire & Rescue Service

IoM Fire & Rescue Service

Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service will be showcased in a miniature stamp sheet produced by Isle of Man Post Office early 2013.

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While fire fighting has traditionally been at the forefront of their work, the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service’s role has expanded considerably since its establishment in April 1965. Techniques, skills, equipment have been developed to enable an effective and professional response to a wide range of non-fire related incidents.

A miniature sheet to showcase their varying roles has been produced by Isle of Man Post Office and will be officially issued on the 20th February next year. The images on the sheet depict the service’s roles in the community from fire fighting, dealing with chemical incidents, road traffic collisions, mountain rescue, community safety and much more. The service’s three core objectives are preventing, protecting and responding with much of their work now focusing on how accidents and emergencies can be prevented from happening in the first place and if they do occur, how people can best protect themselves and others from the possible impact of such events.

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 Brian Draper, Chief Fire Officer said: “The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service is delighted that the Post Office has chosen to commission a stamp issue depicting the varied and extensive remit of a modern, 21st Century Fire and Rescue Service. Here on the Island our Emergency Services deliver on a daily basis a wide range of prevention, protection and response activities and the Fire and Rescue Service is at the very forefront of such delivery. I hope this issue will appeal to both collectors and the general public alike as it provides just a little insight into the many ways we try to keep our Island a safe place in which to live, work and visit.”

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Dot Tilbury, General Manager Isle of Man Stamps & Coins said: “We are especially pleased to recognise the sterling work our Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service provides on a daily basis. We are immensely proud to have such a reliable, multi- skilled and experienced fire service and it’s fitting to mark their status with a miniature sheet.”

Please visit our website at www.iomstamps.com to find out more about the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service miniature sheet and products and to pre-order.

IOM Stamps London 2012 Olympic Games Stamp Collection

IOM Stamps/Sir Paul Smith London 2012 Olympic Games Stamp Collection

We are extremely proud and excited to announce our brand new major stamp issue for 2012 – our London 2012 Olympic Stamp collection!

IOM Stamps/Sir Paul Smith London 2012 Olympic Games Stamp Collection

This beautiful bespoke collection has been exclusively  designed for us by the legendary fashion designer, Sir Paul Smith and features contributions by none other than both Sir Paul’s and Isle Of Man Stamps & Coins good friend, the current world champion Cyclist,  Mr Mark Cavendish MBE.

Mark Cavendish MBE And Sir Paul Smith

The collection will be launched at one minute past midnight on New Years Eve at the head Post Office in Douglas, Isle of Man.  The collection is available for pre-order NOW from here with dispatches going out from 3rd Jan 2012.

Sir Paul Smith and his team with Dot Tilbury, IOM Stamps General Manager

Sir Paul Smith and Dot Tilbury

Good friends Mark Cavendish MBE and Sir Paul Smith

Sir Paul Smith

Dame Kelly Holmes at The Isle Of Man Commonwealth Youth Games, July 2011

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you want to feature and promote our stunning new collection.

Click on the link below to download our official press release:

IOM Stamps Official London 2012 Olympic Games Press Release

For more press info – please go here