Fire service reports busy weekend

PRESS RELEASE: There were a total of 117 ambulance responses, inclusive of both the North and the South of the island. 81 Responses in the North and 36 in the South.

The Fire Service recorded 6 cases of physical assault over the weekend. Two chopping and 4 stabbing incidents. There were no fatalities recorded as it relates to these incidents.

The Fire Service responded to 7 calls relating to Motor Vehicular Accidents.

On Saturday 16th July, at approximately 11:54 p.m., Gros Islet Fire Station received a call informing of a Motor Vehicular Accident at Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, which resulted in two persons being injured. However, both denied medical assistance and transportation to the Victoria Hospital.

n Sunday 18th July, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Fire Service Headquarters responded a call relating  to a Motor Vehicular Accident on Micoud Street, Castries, where a motorcycle collided with a car. As a result, two patients were transported to the Victoria Hospital.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on the same day, another crew from Fire Service Headquarters was dispatched to the Millennium Highway, in response to a call relating to a Motor Vehicular Accident. The incident involved three vehicles which collided.

As a result, one male patient was transported to the Victoria Hospital in serious but stable condition. However, another succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival.

On Monday 18th July, at approximately 3:50 a.m., Fire Service Headquarters responded to a Motor Vehicular accident and Banan’s Bay, Castries. It was discovered that a vehicle had plunged into the harbour with two female occupants. One patient was discovered in a stable condition and the other, unresponsive with no vital signs.

They were both transported via ambulance to the Victoria Hospital, where one succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on July 18, Gros Islet Fire Station responded to a Motor Vehicular Accident on Darling Road, Castries, where a motorcyclist was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The rider who sustained serious injuries to his legs was transported to the Victoria Hospital via ambulance.

On Tuesday 19th July, at approximately 9:30p.m., one female pedestrian was struck by a motorcycle on Waterfront, Castries. She was transported to the Victoria Hospital in a stable condition.

At approximately 10:15 p.m., on July 19th, a male pedestrian was struck by a minibus in Marisule, Gros Islet. The crew from the Gros Islet Fire Station responded and transported the patient to the Victoria Hospital.

The Fire Service received 1 FIRE call for the weekend.

The Fire Service received a call at approximately 5:00 am on Saturday 16th July, informing of a structural fire at Union, Castries.

It was discovered that a small heap of clothes and paper was ablaze in a bathroom near the rear of the building.  Further investigations revealed that a pile of books on a desk was also on fire.

Both fires were extinguished by the responding crew.

No major damage was done to the structure and no one was reported injured as a result of this incident.

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