Press Release:-There was a total of 52 ambulance responses, inclusive of both the North and the South of the island. 29 RESPONSES IN THE NORTH AND 23 IN THE SOUTH.
The Fire Service recorded 1 case of physical assault and 4 Motor Vehicular Accidents over the weekend.
- On Friday 10th March at approximately 9:45 p.m., a call was received requesting assistance for an individual who got stabbed at Barre Denis, Castries. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found one male individual lying on his back on the ground, conscious and alert, complaining of pain to his right lower chest.
Assessment revealed that the patient received a sucking wound to his right lower chest and two lacerations to his right arm. The patient was then transferred to the ambulance where an occlusive dressing was applied.
He was subsequently transported to the Victoria Hospital in a serious condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.
- On Sunday 12th March, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a call was received informing of a motor vehicular accident at Bexon, Castries. It was reported that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel found one adult male lying on his back on the ground. Initial assessment by the crew revealed that the patient was painfully responsive with lacerations to his head and left elbow. He was then transferred to the ambulance and subsequently transported to the Victoria Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
- On Saturday 11th March, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a call was received informing of a motor vehicular accident at the Desruisseaux Gap, Micoud. It was reported that a minibus collided with a truck. Emergency personnel from Micoud Fire Station, Hewanorra Crash Fire Hall and Vieux Fort Fire Station immediately responded.
As a result, four persons were transported via ambulance to the St. Jude Hospital, all in a stable condition. There were no fatalities associated with this incident.
There were two major fire calls for the weekend. One bush fire and one structural fire.
- On Saturday 11th March, the Soufriere Fire Station received a call at approximately 10:25 a.m., informing of a structural fire at Canaries.
Emergency personnel immediately responded. Upon arrival on the scene, fire personnel discovered one wooden structure engulfed in flames. A request was then made for assistance from Fire Service Headquarters.
Investigations into the incident revealed that one wooden structure was completely destroyed. The sole occupant (80+ female) sustained burns to her arms and legs and was transported via ambulance in a stable condition to the Victoria Hospital for medical treatment.
Other structures involved were: one wooden and wall structure housing 3 occupants and another wooden and wall structure housing 5 occupants, which also formed part of a bakery and grocery shop. Both were partially destroyed.
No other persons were reported injured as it relates to this incident.
The Fire Service would like to commend the residents of Canaries for their quick action, which minimized the spread of the fire and averted a major catastrophe in their community.
- On Sunday 12th March, the Vieux Fort Fire Station responded to a major bush fire at Derierre Morne, Vieux Fort. Smoke emanating from the fire, affected aircraft operations at the Hewanorra International Airport. Fire personnel spent approximately seven hours combating the flames.
The Fire Service therefore, would like to advise the public against lighting fires to clear property and also to urge the public to be particularly cautious when disposing of rubbish. Permission must be sought from the Fire Service before any rubbish is burnt.