SLFS: 74 ambulance and 6 fire calls

SLFS: 74 ambulance and 6 fire calls

Press Release:There were a total of 74 ambulance responses, inclusive of both the North and the South of the island. 50 RESPONSES IN THE NORTH AND 24 IN THE SOUTH.

The Fire Service recorded 2 cases of physical assault, 5 Motor Vehicular Accidents and 1 electrocution over the weekend.

  • On Saturday 18th March at approximately 9:55 a.m., a call was received requesting assistance for an individual who got electrocuted at Dacretin, Choiseul. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found one male individual lying on his right side on the ground, with his right hand holding onto the stay wire of an electrical pole.

The patient appeared stiff and pale. St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited was informed and the power was subsequently cut off. The patient was then transferred to the ambulance with the direction of the Police on scene and transported to the St. Jude Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a Medical Practitioner.

  • On Sunday 19th March, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m., a call was received informing of a motor vehicular accident at Cap Estate, Gros Islet. It was reported that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle which ran off the road.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel found one adult female sitting on the side of the road complaining of pain to her hip and lower back. Initial assessment by the crew revealed that the patient sustained what appeared to be minor abrasions to her left arm. She was then transferred to the ambulance and subsequently transported to the Victoria Hospital in a stable condition.

FIRE CALLS

There were six fire calls for the weekend. Two bush fires, two vehicle fires and two structural fires.

  • On Sunday 19th March, the Fire  Service received a call at approximately 6:05 a.m., informing of a structural fire at Cul de Sac, Castries.

Emergency personnel from Fire Service Headquarters immediately responded. Upon arrival on the scene, fire personnel discovered one wooden structure completely destroyed by fire.  

It was then reported to Fire Personnel on the scene that the structure was completely destroyed prior to making the distress call to the Fire Service.

Emergency personnel then proceeded to extinguish what was left of the fire.

  • No one was reported injured as it relates to this incident.

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  1. Josephine
    March 20, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply

    How many ambulances and fire trucks are in operation in St. Lucia?

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