The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) is reminding members of the public that 911 and 999 calls are free.
Deputy Fire Chief, George Victorin, told St Lucia Times that the emergency calls can be made from a mobile telephone that has no credit.
Victorin explained that calls can also be made from a public pay phone.
“As a matter of fact, you don’t even need to have a sim card to make 911 or 999 calls,” he said.
“Anyone who needs assistance – as long as you have a phone available and it has charge, you should be able to access help from 911 or 999,”the Deputy Fire Chief noted.
Just recently a video recording of a bleeding stabbing victim lying on the ground at Bruceville, Vieux Fort, was posted on social media.
The victim, 18 year old Desroy President, later succumbed to his injuries.
But a family member took to the media to lament the failure of onlookers to assist the dying youth.
In the video, someone can be heard asking whether an ambulance had been summoned and another responds that people had no credit on their mobile telephones.