Fire Service discourages indiscriminate open fires

Fire Service discourages indiscriminate open fires

The St. Lucia Fire Service is hailing the observance of Fire Prevention and Safety Week 2015 a success, particularly in terms of ongoing efforts to promote this message to a wider cross–section of the public.

During the week of activities spanning October 4–10, the Fire Service undertook outreach in the communities of Gros Islet and Laborie. The fire officers also hosted public presentations and participated in media discussions.

One of the sore concerns which re–emerged during the week of public sensitization rests with the setting of open fires by some members of the public.

The Fire Service advises persons desirous of setting open fires to come into the nearest fire station in order to seek advice.

The Saint Lucia Fire Service is calling on the citizenry to consistently comply with fire prevention and safety measures in order to lessen the impact and risks associated with the occurrence of fires. (ENDS)

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1 Comment

  1. Keepingitreal
    October 19, 2015 at 9:35 pm Reply

    You can only burn if you can control where the smoke goes. In other words you can’t therefore no burning of nothing. This foolishness has to stop immediately. The fumes of the smoke are highly toxic and older folk and others with respiratory problems, cardiac problems, etc, are at a very high risk of developing life threatening problems. The public have to be sensitized to this situation and laws adhered to.

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