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January 10th, 2020
Fire chief Zebalon A. McLean hailed a ‘hero’ by accident victim Colin Stevens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the victims of the December 5, 2019 accident that occurred at Fahie Hill, Tortola, has showered praise on all those who were involved in the rescue mission but had special mention for Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Zebalon A. McLean, who he said entered the unstable vehicle when no one else wanted to take the risk.

November 11th, 2019
‘The Curve Bar & Grill’ in Meyer’s Estate hit by fire

MEYER’S ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A fire suspected to be electrical in origin broke out at the night spot known as ‘The Curve Bar & Grill’ at Meyer’s Estate, Tortola, in the wee hours this morning, November 11, 2019.

May 10th, 2019
Fire officers commended for extinguishing bush fire @ Meyers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) has commended Chief Fire Officer Zebalon A. Mclean and his officers for extinguishing a bush fire that was threatening the residence of Mr and Mrs Simon Potter at Meyers Estate, Tortola.

May 9th, 2019
UPDATE: Firefighters successfully battle brush blaze @ Meyers Estate

MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The brush fire that raged dangerously close to an apartment building at Meyers Estate, on the main island of Tortola, last night May 8, 2019 was successfully brought under control by firefighters of Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIF&RS).

May 9th, 2019
Boat destroyed by fire @ Major Bay

MAJOR BAY, Tortola, VI- A small vessel powered by two outboard engines was destroyed by fire at Major Bay, on the eastern end of Tortola, early this morning, May 9, 2019.

April 28th, 2019
Firefighters rewarded for saving private school

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Firefighters from the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service were last evening, April 27, 2019, treated to a special dinner as part of a grand gesture of appreciation from the Owners, Principal and Teachers of the Century House Montessori School in Diamond Estate, Tortola.

April 19th, 2019
Firefighters battle brush blaze late into night @ Mayaba

MAYABA, Tortola, VI- Firefighters of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services were late into the night and early this morning, April 19, 2019 battling a brush fire that threatened to encroach on nearby homes at Mayaba, on the main island of Tortola.

December 24th, 2018
No working fire truck on Virgin Gorda; Fire Chief concerned

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Since last month, the loan fire tender on Virgin Gorda, a place that accounts for half of the tourist dollars in the Virgin Islands (VI)—along with having wealthy residents with high-end homes, boats and cars—does not have a working fire truck.

December 9th, 2018
New equipment for Fire Service amidst challenges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), has signed a purchase agreement for five Rapid Response appliances to be used by the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIFRS).

March 31st, 2018
Fire destroys apartment in East End

EAST END, Tortola, VI- A fire on Thursday night, March 29, 2018 gutted an apartment in East End, on the main island of Tortola.


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