Tuesday 22 September, 2020

St Lucia Fire Service responds to over 100 incidents on weekend

SLFA Communications Officer, Stacy Joseph

SLFA Communications Officer, Stacy Joseph

It was a busy weekend for the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS), responding to 90 ambulance calls, inclusive of both the north and south of the island.

Aside from a slew of medical calls, firefighters responded to seven vehicular incidents, six physical assaults and ten fires.

SLFA Communications Officer, Stacy Joseph spoke on two of the more significant matters.

“Officers at the Vieux Fort Fire Station responded to a call on Sunday, September 13 at approximately 1:58am.

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The information received stated that there was a dwelling house ablaze at Cedar Heights, in Vieux Fort.  

Emergency personnel found the fire confined to one single storey dwelling structure of concrete construction.

The 3-bedroom house, which measured approximately 16 x 46 feet, was completely destroyed. No one was reported injured as it relates to this incident,” Joseph explained.

Later that day, approximately 5:35pm, the Fire Service received a call informing of a motor vehicular incident in the Choiseul Village.

“Information received stated that a vehicle with two occupants veered off the road and crashed into the side of a cliff.

The responding officers found the individuals seated in the vehicle complaining of pain to their heads and necks.

The patients were both immobilized on spine boards and transferred to the awaiting ambulances.

Rapid transportation was then provided to the St Jude Hospital, where they were left in the care of medical personnel,” Joseph said.

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