During the weekend of July 22nd to 25th , the Saint Lucia Fire Service made a total of 104 ambulance responses, inclusive of 5 responses to motor vehicular incidents, 7 minor physical assaults, 1 alleged shooting incident and 1 suspected drowning incident. 2 fire calls recorded inclusive of a structural fire.
On Friday July 22 nd 2022, at 12:09 p.m., emergency personnel at the Gros Islet Fire Station responded to a call relating to an alleged shooting incident at Corinth, Gros Islet.
Police officers secured the scene prior to the arrival of the ambulance crew. The emergency responders found a male individual who was the victim of an alleged shooting incident. Due to the nature of this incident,he was left in the care of police officers on scene.
On Saturday July 23 rd 2022, at 11:47 p.m., emergency personnel at the Fire
Service Headquarters responded to a call relating to a motor vehicular incident at John Compton Highway, Castries.
Officers found a vehicle that appeared to have ran off the road and collided with a nearby structure.
Remnants of smoke and extensive damage to the vehicle were observed. One male patient was extricated and provided pre- hospital intervention. Afterwards he was transported via ambulance to the Owen King EU Hospital for further management of his injuries.
The incident scene was left in the care of police officers of the traffic unit.
On Sunday July 24th , at 2:22 p.m., emergency personnel at the Soufriere Fire Station responded to a call relating to a suspected drowning incident at Malgretoute Beach, Soufriere.
The emergency personnel found an unresponsive male patient.
Emergency intervention and transportation to Soufriere Hospital were initiated. There he was handed over to a medical practitioner.
On Sunday July 24th 2022, at 11:30 p.m., emergency personnel at the Vieux Fort Fire Station responded to a call relating to a structural fire at New Dock Lane, Vieux Fort
Fire was found confined to the top floor and roof of a two story concrete structure.
The extinguishment of the fire was successful without further damage to other property. The building was unoccupied at the time of this incident and no one was reported injured.
Source: Saint Lucia Fire Service