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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.

January 6th, 2018
'Properties valuable, people invaluable, protect both' - Fire Chief

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - After a long stretch of period of having to work with makeshift equipment to perform fire and rescue services on the island of Anegada, firefighters are in a much more comfortable situation with the acquisition of a new fire truck.

December 11th, 2017
Fire breaks out @ Diamond Estate home; Woman trapped

DIAMOND ESTATE, Tortola, VI- A fire broke out at a home in Diamond Estate, on the main island of Tortola, yesterday December 10, 2017.

November 7th, 2017
Fire & Rescue officers applaud post-Irma support session

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue officers are recommending the Project Uplifting group support sessions offered specifically for public officers.

October 26th, 2017
Dangerous garbage fire breaks out in Paraquita Bay

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - A fire broke out at a garbage dump site at Paraquita Bay, Tortola today, October 26, 2017 and threatened to rage out of control.

October 13th, 2017
VI Fire & Rescue is 'flying blind'- Zebalon A. McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Like many departments throughout the territory that were destroyed by category 5 Hurricane Irma, Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue took a severe hit that completely left them blind in the midst of a devastating time.

June 9th, 2017
NAGICO helps gift ‘Command Vehicle’ to Fire & Rescue Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- NAGICO Insurance recently joined forces with the Rotary Club of Road Town to deliver a command vehicle to the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service.

April 18th, 2017
2 vehicles damaged by fire in separate incidents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two vehicles caught on fire today April 18, 2017 at separate locations on the main island of Tortola.

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