Wednesday, August 17, 2022

SLFS Reiterates Fire Safety After Vieux Fort Blaze

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The Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) says the recent house fire in Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort, should serve as an indication to citizens, that fire safety is everyone’s business.

Five people were made homeless as a result of the early Sunday morning fire which is believed to have started in a bedroom with a faulty fan.

According to the SLFS, installing and maintaining working smoke detectors in all enclosed spaces in one’s┬áhome or business, installing fire extinguishers, and formulating and
practicing an evacuation plan should be paramount for every household and
business place.

“Let us work together, for a safer Saint Lucia,” the Fire Service said in a statement Monday to coincide with it’s 46th anniversary.

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The statement observed that over the years, the SLFS has progressed significantly from having 85 fire personnel and 4 fire stations located in the city of Castries, the towns of
Vieux-Fort and Soufriere, and the village of Dennery, to now having an additional five fire stations and a staff complement of over 300 firefighters.

Also added to the organization have been 21 civilian staff and recently, 12 EMTs to
assist with COVID 19 responses.

“Our message, however, remains the same. While being charged with the protection of life and property, we are also advocates for fire safety,” the SLFS observed.

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