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Soufriere firefighters responded Sunday night to a bus fire near the Sulphur Springs Park, but were impeded in accessing the blaze by the surrounding terrain and location of the fire. Fire Service spokeswoman Stacy Joseph said the incident occurred about 7.20 pm. It was still burning on Monday. “Give the consideration that there was no […]

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Firefighters responded to an early morning fire Tuesday near the gap leading to the Folk Research Centre (FRC). Emergency officials told St Lucia Times that the fire occurred about 4.25 am in a concrete structure used as a tool shed and storage area for car parts. The structure measured 15 X 30 ‘. The contents […]

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lauded the Saint Lucia private sector for supporting police officers and firefighters. Chastanet singled out the private sector for praise in connection with the hosting for the 4th consecutive year of the Make It Happen Foundation’s annual ‘Officers’ Ball’ and fashion show which raises funds to help meet some of […]

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Press Release:– The  Saint Lucia Fire Service Association wishes to recognize the efforts of its fellow Fire Fighters during the Adjodha Building Fire in the William Peter Boulevard, Castries on Thursday November 21st 2019. There is no doubt that a fire of this magnitude within the heart of the city posed a great challenge to […]

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By the smoking sea, where Christ walked, I asked, why Should a man wax tears, when his wooden world fails?” So asked Derek Walcott in “A City’s Death By Fire”, inspired by the 1948 Castries fire that abruptly left over 2,000 residents homeless, to say nothing of the government offices and private sector businesses reduced to ashes. While this historic event may have been the most devastating, the capital has a well documented association with fires, dating back to the 1700s. In 1927 most of the capital was brought down by flames of uncertain origin. Fires continue to plague Castries on a regular basis, albeit small.

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has praised this country’s heroic firefighters in the aftermath of Thursday afternoon’s devastating fire at the Voyager building in the William Peter Boulevard in Castries. “I say a heartfelt thank you to our heroic fire officers and our emergency response personnel for their quick action,” he said. I want to thank […]

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Saint Lucia firefighters on Thursday temporarily put aside their fire fighting equipment to engage in a home improvement project on behalf of a needy family in Canaries. More than a dozen members of the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) were involved. The initiative was part of observances of the organisation’s 45th anniversary on September 14. […]

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Sky News:–  A plump hedgehog who got stuck in a gate in Austria had to be cut free by firefighters using heavy-duty equipment. It got trapped in an awkward position half way after trying to wriggle through the bottom bars. Graz fire brigade used hydraulic claws, normally used to help cut people out of cars, […]

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National security minister Hermangild Francis claims that it is disingenuous of the St. Lucia Fire Service Association to say that the government has not be taking measures to address occupational health and safety concerns of firefighters. The officers recently downed their tools for ten days, citing a list of longstanding grievances.  
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The Caribbean Association of Firefighters (CAFF) has written to Saint Lucia’s Fire Chief asserting that it is ‘deeply concerned’ about the climate between the Saint Lucia Fire Service Association and the government here. In the March 26, 2019 letter to Joseph Joseph, the CAFF lauded the initiative which saw Labour Minister, Stephenson King, meeting with […]

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