87 ambulance responses in SLFS weekend report

87 ambulance responses in SLFS weekend report

Press Release:There was a total of 87 ambulance responses, inclusive of both the North and the South of the island. 56 RESPONSES IN THE NORTH AND 31 IN THE SOUTH.

The Fire Service recorded 1 stabbing incident and 6 Motor Vehicular Accidents over the weekend.

  • On Monday 1st May at approximately 6:20 p.m., a call was received requesting assistance for an individual who got stabbed on Jn Baptiste Street, Castries.  On arrival on scene, emergency personnel found one male individual lying on his back on the ground.  
  • Assessment by the responding crew, revealed that the patient was unresponsive to verbal command. A penetrating wound injury was discovered on his chest. He was transferred to the ambulance where he was packaged and transported to the Victoria Hospital in a stable condition.  
  • On Saturday 29th April, at approximately 8:50 p.m., emergency personnel from the Fire Service Headquarters and Gros Islet Fire Station responded a call relating to a Motor Vehicular Accident at Choc, Gros Islet, where a car collided with a truck.
  • On arrival on the scene, emergency personnel found one female who appeared to be crushed and entangled in the front passenger side of a car, and another female sitting at the back of the driver’s seat who appeared to be unresponsive and experiencing labored breathing.
  • The female patient sustained injuries to her head and a laceration to her mouth.
  • One male individual who was found lying on his back on the roadside stated that he was the driver of the car and complained of chest and back pain. He was immobilized using a backboard then carried to the ambulance where he was further assessed and his vitals taken. He was then administered oxygen.
  • One individual appeared to be trapped in the driver’s seat of an overturned truck; another individual was discovered a few feet from the truck in lying on his back on the ground. He stated that he flew through the windshield of the truck along with another female passenger who was found standing near the roadside. Another individual who was a passenger on the truck was also found standing near the roadside.
  • All patients were triaged. The female found in the back of the car was extricated and fully immobilized using a cervical collar and a backboard, then handed over to a responding crew from Fire Service Headquarters.
  • The male individual who was found trapped in the driver’s seat of the cargo truck was alert and oriented. He complained of pain to his limbs, head, and chest. A laceration above his right eye and abrasions to his right shoulder were observed. He was assisted out of the truck then immobilized using a cervical collar. He was then carried to the ambulance where he was further assessed and his vitals taken and recorded. He was then oxygen.
  • Three individuals were transported to the Victoria Hospital in serious condition.

FIRE CALLS

There were six fire calls for the weekend. Two rubbish/bush fires, and four structural fires which resulted in the complete destruction of two dwelling houses.

  • On Saturday 29th April, the Fire Service received a call at approximately 3:20 p.m., informing of a structural fire at Mon Repos, Micoud.
  • Emergency personnel from the Micoud and Dennery Fire Stations immediately responded. Upon arrival on the scene, fire personnel discovered one concrete structure in flames.
  • The structure measuring approximately 1500 sq. feet was partially destroyed along with some household effects.

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

  • On Monday 1st May, the Fire Service received a call at approximately 10:40 a.m., informing of a structural fire at Pavee, Castries.
  • Emergency personnel from the Fire Service Headquarters immediately responded. Upon arrival on the scene, fire personnel discovered one wooden structure engulfed in flames.
  • The structure measuring approximately 12 x 12 feet was completely destroyed.
  • No one was reported injured as it relates to this incident.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 7:20 pm Reply

    This is so sad to hear so many bad things happen within 56hours in our country. Symphony to all the variours family and l

  2. Funnymama
    May 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Typing error. symphony to all the families and love ones

  3. Anonymous
    May 3, 2017 at 9:47 am Reply

    Hey when is the fire service going to agitate to ask for a voluntary corps be created? You could have volunteers from within the public service itself, who give a weekend or two a month or a quarter, they are not paid but for the period that they are volunteering they pay no taxes or government fees. these volunteers could take up the roles of drivers and will receive on the job training to build their capacity and thus the jobs they can undertake while on call.
    I myself wouldn’t mind being a volunteer and this would allow for the work rotation for the paid first responders to be reduced as well as allow these fire personnel to get their vacation leave on time.
    I think that this is worth looking into and would cost the government less than training and hiring more firefighters

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